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Our Spiritual Lineage: Swami Kriyananda

  • Ananda Teaching Center 2171 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA United States (map)
Asha Nayaswami

Asha Nayaswami

Wednesdays, May 1-June 5, 7:30-9 pm
Cost: $75 for 6-week series
or $15/class

June 5: Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda is the founder of Ananda. He is not on the altar, but is revered by seekers as a model of discipleship, and a “friend and guide” on the path. He had a great gift for helping people grow personally and spiritually, as countless students can attest.

At his guru’s request, for 65 years and until the day of his passing, he devoted himself tirelessly to lecturing, writing, counseling, and guiding many students worldwide. In 1968, inspired by Yogananda’s dream of spiritual communities, he founded the first of what are now many Ananda communities and teaching centers worldwide where people can devote themselves to the practice of Self-realization. His books in 28 languages have touched millions, and his music is an integral part of Ananda worship services. A treasury of lectures are freely available at and on YouTube

Ananda’s lineage of Masters are deeply rooted in the teachings of Self-realization. Each week we will explore the life of one of these great teachers, weaving together the story of their immense wisdom, power, and love. The masters come, not to show us how great they are, but to show us how great we, ourselves, can become.

Instructor: Asha Nayaswami

Cost: $75 for 6-week series or $15/class
Register online for 10% discount

May 1: Jesus (Saranya)
May 8: Babaji (Saiganesh)
May 15: Lahiri Mahasaya (Tandava)
May 22: Sri Yukteswar (Lakshmi)
May 29: Yogananda (Shanti)
June 5: Swami Kriyananda, friend and guide (Asha)

Earlier Event: June 4
Conversations with Yogananda
Later Event: June 5
Learn to Meditate