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Sacred ceremony to initiate those receiving Kriya for the first time who have been studying the path of Kriya Yoga. Also an opportunity for those who have already been initiated to renew their vows.
Only for Kriyabans and approved Kriya Initiates.
Doors close at 4 pm sharp.
WHAT IS KRIYA YOGA?
According to Yogananda, Kriya is the most effective technique available to mankind today for reaching the goal of Yoga: union with the Divine. Kriya Yoga is so effective because it works directly with the source of growth — the spiritual energy deep in our spines.
Kriya Yoga has been taught by enlightened sages for thousands of years. Part of the ancient science of Raja Yoga, it is mentioned by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras and by Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita.
The Kriya technique helps the practitioner to control the life force by mentally drawing it up and down the spine, with awareness and will. According to Yogananda, one Kriya, which takes about 30 seconds, is equivalent to one year of natural spiritual growth.
THE SCIENCE OF KRIYA YOGA
FROM AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A YOGI BY PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA
Kriya Yoga is an instrument through which human evolution can be quickened. The ancient yogis discovered that the secret of cosmic consciousness is intimately linked with breath mastery. The life force, which is ordinarily absorbed in maintaining the heart-pump, must be freed for higher activities by a method of calming and stilling the ceaseless demands of the breath.
Those wanting to learn the advanced Kriya Yoga meditation techniques need first to develop a regular daily practice of meditation and the Energization Exercises. Further steps include lessons and courses in discipleship that are available. Read more information about these courses here.