The Austin Kriya Yoga Center is connected with the Kriya Yoga Institute in Homestead,Florida.
Home of Paramahamsa Hariharananda, a direct disciple of Sri Yukteswar in the lineage of Paramahamsa Yogananda, Lahiri Mahasaya and Mahavatar Babaji Mahraj.
Baba HariHarananda attainded Mahasamadhi on Dec 3, 2002
The Authentic Original Kriya Yoga of Babaji, Lahiri Baba, Shriyukteshwarji and Paramahamsa Hariharananda.
Paramahamsa Prajnanananda is a direct disciple of Paramahamsa Hariharananda and the current head of the lineage.
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What is Kriya Yoga?
Kriya Yoga has been handed down through the lineage of Kriya masters directly and is taught only through the Master-disciple method of teaching.
Paramahamsa Hariharananda (1907-2002)came from a long, unbroken line of Kriya Yoga masters, ultimately attaining nirvilkalpa samadhi, the highest goal of a realized Yogi. Filled with purity and love, Baba, as he was affectionately called, was a direct disciple of both Swami Shriyukteswar and Paramahamsa Yogananda. He spread Kriya Yoga throughout India, Europe, the U.S. and South America.
Paramahamsa Prajñanananda (1960-present) is the successor to Paramahamsa Hariharananda and continues his mission: teaching the lesson of love. Through every action and breath, he urges us to realize that we all are divine and to achieve that blissful state of divine love and contentment through basic self-discipline and the practice of Kriya Yoga.
|Kriya Yoga is an ancient system of living and meditation which cultivates body, mind, intellect and awareness of the soul. It is a process that begins with subtle breath control which helps to cultivate the three qualities of light, vibration, and sound. When applied with concentration and yogic postures, the mind is calmed and freed from internal chatter.Through observation of pulsation and vibration in the body, one slowly begins to eradicate the bondage of subtle desires. Further cultivation of the triple divine qualities leads to one-pointedness of mind, enabling the seeker to penetrate the deepest levels of consciousness.From the principles of Karma Yoga, Kriya Yoga teaches that any action, kri, is done by ya, the indwelling soul. With the awareness that God and soul are one and that the body is the vehicle of the soul, a profound sense of love for God develops whereby the divine is experienced not only in meditation, but in everyday interactions and tasks.
The Kriya technique emphasizes the relationship between breath and mind. The breath influences the mind and vice-versa. This reciprocal relationship reveals the secret of controlling the mind: “Breath control is self-control. Breath mastery is self-mastery. Breathlessness is deathlessness.” The breathless state of samadhi is the realization of the Absolute.
It is a universal spiritual discipline that crosses all divisions and boundaries. Continuous awareness of the power of the indwelling soul can transform all activity into worship. Awareness that the soul must inhale every breath leads to mind control and liberation.