2016 Austin Kriya Calendar

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2016 Calendar

Austin Kriya Yoga Center

  • April 08 – 10       Austin Initiation program
  • June  03 – 05       Austin Intensive
  • Nov 18 – 20         TX Retreat sponsored by Austin Center

 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming programs.  Details will be posted on www.kriya.org and https://austinkriya.wordpress.com/ approximately 1 month before the programs.  Share the Initiation dates with your friends and family. 

 

  • Chronic stress can lead to depression, anxiety, poor decision making, sleeplessness, and impaired memory.
  • When facing chronic stress, your brain undergoes biochemical and structural changes that cause your brain to prematurely age and literally to shrink. (27)
  • The best technique to reduce stress and improve concentration is meditation.
  • Over 1,000 studies have been published demonstrating the health benefits of meditation. (28)
  • Meditation can make you happier, smarter, and more resilient regarding life’s ups and downs.
  • Regular meditators experience improved concentration and memory, greater creativity, stress reduction, and better sleep.
  • Research shows it can actually decrease your biological age by 12 years! (29)Over 20 million Americans meditate regularly.

Above from Hacking Concentration: The Complete Guide to Getting Into the ‘Zone’

 

 

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Kriya Yoga Initiation Program in Austin TX March 13- 15, 2015

THE ANCIENT, SCIENTIFIC TEACHINGS OF KRIYA YOGA

Austin, TX  March 13 – 15, 2015

Swami Atmavidyananda Giri  & Swami Prabuddhananda Giri will be in Austin to give this ancient meditation technique. What is Kriya Yoga

Friday March 13
7:30 pm Public lecture open to all
At AOMA– in DOJO room
4701 West Gate Blvd. Austin, TX 78745
$15 suggested Love offering donation:
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Saturday March 14 **
8:30 am – noon Initiation
12:30 – 1:30pm Vegetarian Potluck hosted by Austin Center
Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm Technique Class
4:15 – 6:15 pm Spiritual Discourse Guided Meditation **
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Sunday March 15 **
10:00 – 12:30 pm Technique Review & Meditation**
12:30– 1:30 pm Vegetarian Potluck hosted by Austin Center
Break
3:00 – 5:30 pm Spiritual Discourse Guided Meditation **
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Location: Saturday & Sunday @ Austin Kriya Yoga Center
Maps given at Friday’s public lecture
Register for Initiation: in person at Friday night lecture
or email austinkriya@hotmail.com

Initiation what to bring: https://austinkriya.wordpress.com/kriya-initiation

**Sat & Sun may be attended only by those taking initiation or those already initiated in the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda & Paramahamsa Prajnanananda.

Austin Kriya Yoga Center 512.288.2897 email: austinkriya@hotmail.com

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2015 Calendar

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2015 Calendar

Austin Kriya Yoga Center

  • March 13 – 15      Austin Initiation program
  • June   12 – 14        Austin Intensive
  • Nov 6  – 8              TX Retreat sponsored by Dallas Center
  • Nov 13 – 15           Austin Initiation program

 

Mark your calendars for these upcoming programs.  Details will be posted on www.kriya.org and https://austinkriya.wordpress.com/ approximately 1 month before the programs.  Share the Initiation dates with your friends and family. 

 

  • Chronic stress can lead to depression, anxiety, poor decision making, sleeplessness, and impaired memory.
  • When facing chronic stress, your brain undergoes biochemical and structural changes that cause your brain to prematurely age and literally to shrink. (27)
  • The best technique to reduce stress and improve concentration is meditation.
  • Over 1,000 studies have been published demonstrating the health benefits of meditation. (28)
  • Meditation can make you happier, smarter, and more resilient regarding life’s ups and downs.
  • Regular meditators experience improved concentration and memory, greater creativity, stress reduction, and better sleep.
  • Research shows it can actually decrease your biological age by 12 years! (29)Over 20 million Americans meditate regularly.

Above from Hacking Concentration: The Complete Guide to Getting Into the ‘Zone’

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Texas Kriya Yoga Silent Retreat Nov 7 -9, 2014

About Austin Kriya Yoga CenterSwami Atmavidyananda

Dear Loving Divine Souls:

You’re invited to participate in the Texas Kriya Yoga Silent Retreat. Make the pilgrimage to the beautiful Texas Hill country . This is a rare opportunity to sit with a Monk of our Kriya Yoga Lineage, Swami Atmavidyananda Giri and Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya.  Go within to experience silence. This year’s retreat topic is “Means of attaining perfection in Yoga” (taken from a yogic text Shiva Samhita).

Registration and Check in: begins on Friday 2:00 -2:45 pm and the retreat starts at 3:00 pm. We encourage early arrival to allow time to check into your room and relax before the retreat begins. Late check-in Fri or Saturday ok with prior arrangement.  No airport pick up – retreat price remains the same.

Registration deadline Oct 19 Please note the pre-registration (non-refundable $50 deposit) does not guarantee or reserve a space at this retreat beyond Oct 19.   Please do not wait to plan; send in the enclosed registration form as soon as possible to ensure your participation. Space for this retreat is limited to 28.  All registrations are on a first-come basis.

Cost and Accommodations: Lodge price is $277 [early registration price due Sept 30] is in the Indian Lodge with shared rooms of 3 to 4 people per room with share baths.

Price includes lodging with a/c and heat for 2 nights/ 3 days and vegetarian meals

The retreat is for initiates in the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda & Paramahamsa Prajnanananda or their designated representatives

Download Retreat Packet

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Kriya Yoga Initiation July 25-27, 2015 in Austin Texas

THE ANCIENT, SCIENTIFIC TEACHINGS OF KRIYA YOGA Austin, TX July 25 – 27, 2014

Paramahamsa                    Paramahamsa                            Paramahamsa
 Yogananada          __          Hariharananda __                 Prajnananda
Kriya Yoga is an ancient method of living and meditation that cultivates body, mind, intellect, and awareness of the soul using powerful meditative and yogic disciplines. It helps us to experience the three divine qualities of light, vibration, and sound by using techniques of concentration, posture, and breathing. This develops a one-pointed mind, which enables us to penetrate the deepest levels of consciousness and to change our lives. Kriya Yoga teaches that any action, kri, is done by ya, the indwelling soul. It is a universal spiritual discipline that crosses all divisions and boundaries.

Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya &  Swami Prabuddhananda Giri

will be coming to Austin

Friday July 25

7:30 pm    Public lecture open to all
Unity Church of the Hills
9905 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin, TX 78750
$15 suggested Love offering donation:

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Saturday July 26 **
8:30 am – noon    Initiation
12:30 – 1:30pm    Vegetarian Potluck hosted by Austin Center
Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm    Technique Class
4:15 – 6:15 pm    Spiritual Discourse Guided Meditation **
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Sunday July 27 **
9:00 – 10:30 am    Technique Review & Meditation**
11:00am – 12:00 pm    Paduka Puja
12:00– 1:00 pm    Vegetarian Potluck hosted by Austin Center
Break
2:30 – 5:00 pm    Spiritual Discourse Guided Meditation **

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Location: Saturday & Sunday @ Austin Kriya Yoga Center Maps given at Friday’s public lecture

Register for Initiation: in person at Friday night lecture or email austinkriya@hotmail.com

Initiation what to bring: https://austinkriya.wordpress.com/kriya-initiation

**Sat & Sun may be attended only by those taking initiation or those already initiated in the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda & Paramahamsa Prajnanananda.

Austin Kriya Yoga Center 512.916.9855 email: austinkriya@hotmail.com https://www.facebook.com/austinkriyayoga & Bloghttps://austinkriya.wordpress.com

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Paduka Puja:

As part of the 40th Anniversary Celebration a pair of metal padukas (representing the sandals of Gurudev) will be traveling to as many centers as possible in North and South America. In fact, the journey has already begun as these sandals have traveled recently from the Mother Center to Cincinnati, and then on to Denver Colorado on January 31st, thus beginning the first leg of their journey. Each center that receives the padukas has the opportunity to perform a paduka puja, and to place them on their alter where kriyavans can touch them and bow to Gurudev.

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Kriya Yoga Weekend Intensive May 9-11, 2014

THE LOVING TEACHINGS OF KRIYA YOGA
www.kriya.org and https://austinkriya.wordpress.com/
Austin, TX Weekend Intensive
May 9- 11, 2014

 

John Williams Swami chidrupananda

Yogacharya John Williams & Swami Chidrupananda

This weekend program is tailored for existing Kriya Yoga practitioners. The goal of this program is to help Kriyavans deepen their practice and to provide answers and clarity to any questions. The setting will be traditional, with plenty of lectures, meditations, and Q&A sessions

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Friday, May 9
5:30 – 6:30 pm Class
6:30 – 8 pm 1st Kriya Meditation**

Saturday & Sunday, May 10 & 11
7:30 – 9:00 am 2nd Kriya Meditation**
9:30 – 11:00 am 1st Kriya Meditation**
11:15 – 12:15 Class
12:15 – 1:30 pm Vegetarian Potluck Lunch (no onions/garlic)
3 – 4 pm One on One Private Appointments-
(See Carolyn Love)
4 – 5:00 pm Class & QA
5:15 – 6:15 pm 1st Kriya Meditation**
Location: Carolyn Love’s home (email us for address) 512.288.2897
Contact: austinkriya@hotmail.com to pre-register

Fee: $95 for entire weekend
Per day fees: Friday $10, Saturday: $45 Sunday: $45
Per day Fees for Classes & lunch only: $20
One may attend entire program, or just select days.
Cash or check payable to Kriya Yoga
**Kriya Meditation for Initiates only.
Initiates of Kriya Yoga under the lineage of
Paramahamsa Hariharananda & Paramahamsa Prajnanananda.
Classes Open to the Public

DOWNLOAD FLYER HERE

 

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40th Anniversary of GuruDev Coming to the West

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Hi Everyone:

Big news Texas has put together a dynamic website to capture your personal way of celebrating the “40th Anniversary of GuruDev Coming to the West” Click photo above for a sneak peak.

To make this site a success we need YOUR PARTICIPATION.  Please send us via email at austinkriya@hotmail.com or post on our facebook page

  1. your first name                example: [Noel]
  2. your local center              example: [Austin Center]
  3. your 40 commitment:     example: [be in silence for 40 min for 40 days]
  4. your favorite photo of GuruDev – or photo of you with GuruDev

OR You can get really creative and send us

  1. a short 60~90 sec video of you telling us your 40 commitment. Include your first name and local center in video.
    1. Video format can be in YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, Animoto, DailyMotion, Viddler,  Instagram, AolOn, Vine, and Videolog.
    2. email us at austinkriya@hotmail.com the video or post on our facebook page
    3. and if you’d like to include how GuruDev has positively affected you personally. (optional)

To get your creative ideas flowing here are some ideas for commitments/ discipline/ service using the number 40

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2014 Calendar

 

 

 

2014 Calendar

Austin Kriya Yoga Center

  • May 9 – 11      Austin Intensive
  • July 25-27      Austin Initiation program
  • Nov 7 -9          TX Silent Retreat sponsored by Austin Center

Mark your calendars for these upcoming programs.  Details will be posted on www.kriya.org and https://austinkriya.wordpress.com/ approximately 1 month before the programs.

Share the Initiation dates with your friends and family.

Benefits of meditation

Meditation can give you a sense of calm, peace and balance that benefits both your emotional well-being and your overall health. And these benefits don’t end when your meditation session ends. Meditation can help carry you more calmly through your day and can even improve certain medical conditions.

Meditation and emotional well-being
When you meditate, you clear away the information overload that builds up every day and contributes to your stress.

The emotional benefits of meditation include:

  • Gaining a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Building skills to manage your stress
  • Increasing self-awareness
  • Focusing on the present
  • Reducing negative emotions

 

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Dec 2013 Kriya Yoga Public Lecture and Initiation

PROGRAM CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER 

THE ANCIENT, SCIENTIFIC TEACHINGS OF KRIYA YOGA

Austin, TX     Dec 6- 8, 2013

John Thomas Lopategui Swami Vairagyananda Giri  

Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui   &

Swami Vairagyananda Giri

Friday Dec 6

  7:30 pm    Public lecture open to al

 Unity Church of the Hills

9905 Anderson Mill Rd. Austin, TX 78750

www.unityhills.org

$15 suggested Love offering donation:

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Saturday Dec 7 **

8:30 am – 1:00pm     Initiation

1:00 – 2:00pm     Vegetarian Potluck hosted by Austin Center

Break

4:00 – 5:30 pm     Technique Class

5:45 – 8:30 pm     Spiritual Discourse Guided Meditation **

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Sunday Dec 8 **

10:00 am – 12:30pm     Technique Review & Meditation**

12:30– 1:30pm     Vegetarian Potluck hosted by Austin Center

Break

3:00 – 5:30pm     Spiritual Discourse Guided Meditation **

Location

Saturday & Sunday @ Austin Kriya Yoga Center:

maps available at Friday’s public lecture

To register for Initiation:

Register in person at Friday night lecture

or email austinkriya@hotmail.com

what to bring visit : https://austinkriya.wordpress.com/kriya-initiation

**Sat & Sun may be attended only by those taking initiation or those already initiated in the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda & Paramahamsa Prajnanananda.

 

Austin Kriya Yoga Center 512.916.9855 email: austinkriya@hotmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/austinkriyayoga  & Blog https://austinkriya.wordpress.com

download flyer: http://www.kriya.org/eventfile/1257.pdf

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Banquet-Style Fundraiser for Balashram School


We have exciting news about the special fundraising dinner and silent auction for

Hariharananda Balashram on September 28th:

A generous benefactor has stepped forward to match your contributions up To $25k


This means your contributions, including your $40 dinner ticket will now be doubled in size and your generosity  will go twice as far in supporting these beautiful children. We urge you to take part even if you cannot attend this  event. Please don’t miss this opportunity to double the impact you can make toward supporting these kids.

I hope you are all doing well. I am writing regarding an event I am hosting called Sweety and Her Friends.” This banquet-style fundraiser will raise scholarship money for the bright and talented children at the Hariharananda Balashram School. The Balashram is a residential school for economically disadvantaged children in Orissa, India.

  • Hariharananda Balashram was founded in order to save orphaned and semi-orphaned children from a life of unimaginable hardship in an area of India plagued by cyclones, drought, deforestation, famine, and flooding.
  • Today, through the love and support of many, almost 500 children are being raised in this extraordinary environment.
  • Rescued from the harsh grip of illiteracy, these children are now fluent in three languages and are also proficient in Sanskrit.
  • They are scoring higher than India’s government standards for education in all academic areas.
  • They are trained in music and dance, art, sports, animal husbandry and organic farming methods — as well as actively participate in local community services.
  • They are raised in a non-materialistic environment that is steeped in spiritual philosophy and desire little materially but strive to serve others.
  • They are poised to excel in advanced vocational training and professional education if the funding is available.
  • The school is quickly approaching a critical crossroad. The children of Standard 10 will graduate in April 2014 and they need funding for further education. While they are brimming with potential and dreams of helping their communities, they require university degrees and career training to ensure powerful results. Your contributions can help make their dreams a reality.

Tickets are $40 per person and I will hold them for pick up at the door. Since there are only 100 seats available, please email me nata_sharma@yahoo.com  to let me know how many guests you are bringing so I can get a head count. Pay for your tickets now via PayPal link  link : note your contribution for “Austin Fundraiser.”

Remember any donation made will be matched. If you can’t attend the dinner, that’s ok. Give what you can and it’ll be matched.

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The event will take place on September 28 from 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

at the Clay Pit.

The banquet will include a three-course, vegetarian meal, live cultural performances, a silent auction, and a slideshow of the children.

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It would be wonderful if you could attend the event and show your support. The more people on board to attend, the greater the positive impact it will have on the children. Your contribution will

go a long way in helping them reach their full potential. If you would also like to make an individual donation, you are welcome to do so via PayPal link   note your contribution for “Austin Fundraiser.”

Feel free to email me about tickets, donations, or the event at nata_sharma@yahoo.com. Also checkout the Facebook page for the event. To learn more about the children and the school, check out http://handinhandusa.org. Thank you so much for your time and interest.

Sincerely,

Natasha Sharma

http://handinhandusa.org

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