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A Celebration of Swami Kriyananda’s Life

Jyotish, Devi, Swami’s brother, Swami’s nephew, Asha, Padma, and Dhyana talk about their memories and experiences with Swami Kriyananda as Ananda Village celebrates his life.

Message from Vanamali Devi

To all my dear Ananda Friends, I know how much all of you must be grieving for your beloved Master but if its any consolation to you I just wanted you all to know that he passed away at a most auspicious time. The year is in Uttarayanam – the northward journey of the sun […]

Swami Kriyananda, Our Divine Friend

Swami Kriyananda — In Memoriam (1926-2013)

He was a young man of considerable intellect and a burning desire for truth that isolated him from most of his peers at the time. It was 1948, and life in post-WWII America was a desperate scramble for normalcy. Millions of young people were seeking home, family, and career—anything that could sooth the horrors of […]

Memorial Service for Swami Kriyananda in Assisi, Italy

Miriam Speaking About Swamiji’s Final Morning

Miriam, Swamiji’s nurse, tells in detail what happened on Swamiji’s last morning and final moments.

Blessing Swamiji’s Body in Assisi, Italy

Members of the Ananda Assisi community in Italy saying farewell to their beloved teacher and friend.

Swami Kriyananda’s Astral Ascension and Funeral Ceremony at Ananda Village

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi tell the story of Swami Kriyananda’s passing and talk about the meaning and mission of his extraordinary life.

Swami Kriyananda — A Tribute

Unlike the 1960s when many young people were drawn to Eastern teachers, few came to live in Yogananda’s monastery. And relatively few stayed. It was a life of long, daily meditation and service to others. But Walters blossomed. He had a natural capacity for long meditation, a deep mind, and an openness to learning. Yogananda […]