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We are planning a group pilgrimage there from September 21 to October 9, 2017.  Details are at Badrinath Pilgrimage.

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For Initiated Resident of India only: Badrinath Pilgrimage, May 18 to 31, 2018

Articles by M. G. Satchidananda:

"A pilgrimage is an adventure in Consciousness"

"Why-build-an-Ashram-in-Badrinath"


Badrinath Ashram - October 5, 2017

Badrinath Ashram - October 5, 2017 - 1 (click image to enlarge)

 

Badrinath Ashram - October 5, 2017 - 2 (click image to enlarge)

 

Badrinath Ashram - October 5, 2017 - 3 (click image to enlarge)

 

Badrinath Ashram - October 5, 2017 - 4 (click image to enlarge)

 



Photos May 27, 2017

Badrinath ashram - May 27, 2017 - 1 (click image to enlarge)
Badrinath ashram - May 27, 2017 - 2 (click image to enlarge)
Badrinath ashram - May 27, 2017 - 3 (click image to enlarge)

 




Badrinath Ashram construction October 1-8, 2015

Mt. Neelakantan, Badrinath, October 7, 2014 5:45 am - October 2014 - 1 (click image to enlarge) Mt. Neelakantan, Badrinath, October 7, 2014 5:48 am - October 2014 - 2 (click image to enlarge) Badrinath Ashram Construction - October 2015 - 1 (click image to enlarge) Badrinath Ashram Construction - October 2015 - 2 (click image to enlarge) Badrinath Ashram Construction - October 2015 - 3 (click image to enlarge) Badrinath Ashram Construction - October 2015 - 4 (click image to enlarge) Badrinath Ashram Construction - October 2015 - 5 (click image to enlarge) Badrinath Ashram Construction - October 2015 - 6 (click image to enlarge)
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Badrinath Ashram construction November 11, 2014

Meditation hall and above it the Yoga hall - November 2014 - 1 (click image to enlarge)

Meditation hall and above it the Yoga hall

Badrinath ashram, northeast corner - November 2014 - 2 (click image to enlarge)

Badrinath ashram, northeast corner

Badrinath ashram south side - March 2016 - 3 (click image to enlarge)

Badrinath ashram south side
March 20, 2016

Babaji Ashram, Badrinath + Mt Neelakantan - March 2016 - 4 (click image to enlarge)

Babaji Ashram, Badrinath + Mt Neelakantan
March 20, 2016

Mt Neelkantan, 23,500  feet, 7,500 metres altitude, Badrinath - August 2014 - 1 (click image to enlarge)

Mt Neelkantan, 23,500 feet, 7,500 metres
altitude, Badrinath

Badrinarayan temple, March 20, 2016 - 5 (click image to enlarge)

Badrinarayan temple
March 20, 2016

 


Press Release - Treasure-Trove-of-Yoga-Siddha-Poems

To “Look inside this book”
and/or to order it, go to our bookstore page

Residents of India, click here
Everyone outside India, click here


The Treasure Trove of Tamil Yoga Siddha Manuscripts
is a guide and a large collection of verses composed by Tamil Yoga Siddhars during the medieval Sangam period. These verses, found only on palm leaf manuscripts, were collected, scanned, transcribed into modern Tamil and edited by an eminent team of scholars and manuscriptologists. The guide, is a valuable resource, not only for lovers of Siddha poetry, but also for scholars, translators and researchers in the fields of Yoga and Tantra.

All 13,276 verses on 1,677 pages are included in a compact disc inserted in the rear cover.

This new publication will be released at a function in Chennai, India, on February 6, 2016, at 6:30 pm organized by Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas and the Yoga Siddha Research Centre. continued.

 

एम. गोविंदन सत्चिदानन्द को सन् 2014 में सम्मानित "पतंजलि पुरस्कार" दिया गया

एम. गोविंदन सत्चिदानन्द को योग की उत्कृष्ट सेवा के लिए सन् 2014 में सम्मानित “पतंजलि
पुरस्कार”, योग एलायंस इंटरनेशनल (जो अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग फेडरेशन के नाम से भी जाना जाता है) के
अध्यक्ष
स्वामी मैत्रेयानन्द द्वारा प्रदान किया गया है।

Swami Maitreyananda and Satchidananda (click image to enlarge)

योग एलायंस इंटरनेशनल सबसे पुराना और सबसे बड़ा अंतरराष्ट्रीय योग संघ और योग शिक्षकों की
पंजीकरण संस्था है। सत्चिदानन्द को प्रापकों की एक लंबी सूची में सम्मिलित किया गया है जिन्हें 1986
के बाद से हर साल यह पुरस्कार दिया गया है।

इस पुरस्कार के पिछले प्रापकों की सूची यहां देखें:
http://www.internationalyogafederation.net/patanjali.html 

एम. गोविंदन सत्चिदानन्द सन् 2008 से अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग फेडरेशन की विश्व परिषद के सदस्य हैं।

स्वामी मैत्रेयानन्द ने क्यूबेक में नवंबर, 2012 में उनसे भेंट के बाद अपनी वेबसाइट में लिखा है:
“मार्शल गोविंदन सत्चिदानन्द न केवल दुनियाँ में क्रिया योग के सबसे प्रसिद्ध योग गुरु हैं, परन्तु
उन्होंने क्रिया योग के लिए आश्चर्यजनक कार्य भी किया है, मैं केवल परमहंस योगानंद के साथ उनकी
तुलना कर सकता हूँ। गोविंदन सत्चिदानन्द बाबाजी की अन्तरात्मा हैं।”

एम. गोविंदन सत्चिदानन्द बाबाजी क्रिया योग ट्रस्ट के अध्यक्ष हैं। यह आश्रम बेंगलुरू में योग और तंत्र
के विषय पर बहुत सी पुस्तकें प्रकाशित करता है, और सम्पूर्ण भारत में क्रिया योग दीक्षा सेमिनारों का
आयोजन करता है। वे तमिलनाडु में रहने वाले स्वर्गीय योगी ऐस. ए. ए. रमैय्या: के शिष्य हैं।
अधिक जानकारी के लिए देखिये www.babajiskriyayoga.in

Swami Sai Sivananda, President of the Federation Francophone de Yoga presents the award to M. G. Satchidananda (click image to enlarge)

Swami Sai Sivananda, President of the Federation Francophone de Yoga presents the award to M. G. Satchidananda

 


Vidhyananda

Gowri Varadhan, from Salem, Tamil Nadu is inducted into Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas in Bangalore, India, March 6, 2016

यह सूचित करते हुए हमें अत्यधिक प्रसन्नता हो रही है कि गौरी वरधरन को बाबाजी के द्वारा एक नया नाम, "गुरुदासन" (गुरू का सेवक) प्रदान किया गया है। माता, पिता, भाई और पत्नी किरण, और क्रिया योग द्वितीय स्तर की दीक्षा के 59 सहभागियों के आशीर्वाद से उनको बाबाजी द्वारा क्रिया योग ऑर्डर ऑफ़ आचार्याज़ में एक नए सदस्य के रूप में सम्मिलित किया गया है। वह आचार्य की अपेक्षाओं को पूरा करने के लिए प्रतिबद्ध हैं, और अब पहली दीक्षा देने के लिए अधिकृत हैं।

Photos of the event can be seen here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/102316518201804498547/posts/dxzGUffstEC

A biosketch of Gurudasan can be seen here

इस समारोह में ऑर्डर के प्रत्येक नए सदस्य को बाबाजी द्वारा एक नया आध्यात्मिक नाम दिया जाता है ताकि भविष्य में जब भी कोई उन्हें उनके नए नाम से संबोधित करे तो यह उन दोनों को इस नाम से जुड़े गुणों का स्मरण कराएगा। इस विषय में, यह "गुरू का दास" के अर्थ के बारे में स्मरण कराएगा।

Namaste Acharyas, Board members and Kriya Yoga initiates,

Om Kriya Babaji Nama Aum


Vidhyananda

Krishnaveni Kulanthaivel, of Sri Lanka, was given the name Kriyanandamayi and was inducted into Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas in a ceremony conducted by Acharya Satyananda on February 1, 2015 near Bangalore, India, at the end of the 2nd initiations’ Mantra yagna, in the presence of 50 initiates. She is now fully trained and authorized to give the Kriya Yoga initiation seminars in Sri Lanka, India and Malaysia in English or Tamil. During the past five years she has managed the Orders two ashrams in Sri Lanka, and organized annual initiation seminars and pilgrimage tours to Katirgama and other holy places. She has also conducted regular Hatha Yoga classes in several locations, corporate and students stress management programs, acupuncture treatments, and performed sacred ceremonies at our ashrams. After being introduced into spirituality by her parents at a very young age, she soon explored various spiritual lineages and has practiced Hatha Yoga since 2001, and taught it regularly since 2002. Since her initiation into Babaji’s Kriya Yoga in 2006, she dedicated her life fully to intense Sadhana of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga and to serving the local Sangha and her parental family.

See the Acharyas page for her biosketch.


Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas is building a new classroom at a school which serves 150 children in the remote Himalayan village of Budhna, which is 70 km from Rudraprayag. It will be completed in April 2015. In the winter of 2014, the Order received and sent $14,000 to the support of the village of Ucchiwara, in response to the tsunami rain storm in that area, June 27, 2013. The current effort applies continuing donations received for this purpose since then.

Himalayan village of Budhna 2015 - Existing school with stone materials
Existing school with stone materials

Himalayan village of Budhna 2015 - School principal with stone materials and existing school
School principal with stone materials and existing school

Himalayan village of Budhna 2015 - Evacuation of area for new classroom
Excavation of area for new classroom

Himalayan village of Budhna 2015 - New classroom foundation under construction
New classroom foundation under construction

Himalayan village of Budhna 2015 - 04.16.2015
04.16.2015

Himalayan village of Budhna 2015 - 06.04.2015
06.04.2015

Himalayan village of Budhna 2015 - 06.04.2015
06.04.2015



Durga Ahlund, M. G. Satchidananda and participants in the Kriya Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Quebec Ashram September 1, 2014  (click image to enlarge)
Durga Ahlund, M. G. Satchidananda and participants in the Kriya Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, Quebec Ashram September 1, 2014


M. G. Satchidananda, 3rd initiation, Lilleoru, Estonia, August 21, 2014  (click image to enlarge)
M. G. Satchidananda, 3rd initiation, Lilleoru, Estonia, August 21, 2014


Here is the group who received the 3rd initiation into the 144 Kriyas from M. G.Satchidananda  at the Chateau Fondjouan, near Orleans, France, August 22-29, 2014  (click image to enlarge)
Here is the group who received the 3rd initiation into the 144 Kriyas
from M. G.Satchidananda at the Chateau Fondjouan,
near Orleans, France, August 22-29, 2014


Participants of the second initiation and retreat in Redlands, California, May 11, 2014, with M.G. Satchidananda and Acharya Shantiananda  (click image to enlarge)
Participants of the second initiation and retreat in Redlands, California, May 11, 2014, with M.G. Satchidananda and Acharya Shantiananda


 

European Satsang 2013 - Image 1 (click image to enlarge)
European Gathering, May 24-26, 2013

European Satsang 2013 - Image 2 (click image to enlarge)
Gathering Lecture and Discussion

European Satsang 2013 - Image 3 (click image to enlarge)
German Acharyas and organizers meet after the European Satsang

New Acharya Initiation - Brahmananda - 2013 - Image 4 (click image to enlarge)
Berndt Geringer of Austria is inducted into the Order of Acharyas, with the new name “Brahmananda”

3rd level France, May 1-7, 2013 - Image 5 (click image to enlarge)
3rd level France, May 1-7, 2013

3rd level Germany, May 17-24, 2013 - Image 6 (click image to enlarge)
3rd level Germany, May 17-24, 2013


2nd Initiation in Martinique - April, 2013 (click image to enlarge)
M G Satchidananda and Acharya Siddhanananda Sita gave the 2nd initiation to 13 students at a beach side retreat on the island of Martinique, in the Caribbean, April 6-8, 2013



Images of Sri Lanka Retreat 2013

Sri Lanka Retreat 1 (click image to enlarge)
M. G. Satchidananda and 24 pilgrims from 11 countries went to Palani, India, and met the 13th successor and descendant of Pulipani, the chief disciple of the Siddhar Boganathar:  Sri Sivananda Pulipani, on February 27, 2013

Sri Lanka Retreat 2 (click image to enlarge)

M. G. Satchidananda and  48 participants of a Kriya Yoga 2nd initiation and Silence retreat during a beach walk in front of the Colombo, Sri Lanka ashram of Babaj’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas Trust, March 9, 2013

Sri Lanka Retreat 3 (click image to enlarge)

M G Satchidananda surrounded by 48 Kriya Yoga initiates at the Sri Lanka Ashram March 10, 2013 at the end of the retreat



Monistic Theism of the Tirumandiram

 

New Chapter Monistic Theism of the Tirumandiram (Thirumandiram) and Kashmir Saivism, by Dr. Geeta Anand Ph D. and Dr. T.N. Ganapathy Ph D. - Ebook

In January 2012, we are publishing the 2nd edition of "The Yoga of Tirumular: Essays on the Tirumandiram," in India. At my request, Dr. Ganapathy and Dr. Geeta Anand have written for it a new final chapter, 33 pages in length, which discusses the debate over whether the Tirumandiram advocates pluralistic realism or monistic theism. Essentially the debate boils down to the question of "Are there three eternal realities: God, the soul and the world? Or is there really only One, all else being merely an illusion?" This chapter also compares the school of Kashmir Saivism to the Tirumandiram, because both advocate a perspective which bridges the above two competing viewpoints. This chapter contains three parts. The first part contains selected verses to show that the burden of the song of the Tirumandiram is monism only. The second part gives a brief account of Kashmir Saivism representing it as a Saivite model of monism. The third part shows the parallelism between the Tirumandiram and Kashmir Saivism to emphasize the viewpoint that the Tirumandiram advocates monism and monism only. You may order this 33 page monograph fo $2.99 from our Bookstore page by clicking here

 

 


Opposite Doing: The Five Yogic Keys to Good Relationships

New Ebook Opposite Doing: The Five Yogic Keys to Good Relationships

by Marshall Govindan

Persons new to Yoga are often surprised to learn that most of what we do in Yoga is intentionally the opposite of what our human nature would generally motivate us to do. Aside from the obvious examples, of remaining conscious when the eyes are closed rather than sleeping, or standing on our head rather than our feet, Yoga asks us to do the opposite of our natural social behavior. I will show you, with practical exercises, how the observance of the five yogic practices, known as the yamas will enable you to transform your human nature and to fulfill both your practical and sublime purposes in life

Visit the Bookstore for more details and sale.


M G Satchidananda - 3rd Initiation in Brazil Nov 2012 (click image to enlarge)

M G Satchidananda gave the 3rd initiation November 13 to 22, 2012 to 26 participants in Brazil


We are happy to announce that the “Babaji Koil” temple at Katirgama, Sri Lanka (see photos below) has been resurfaced with ceramic tile, and that a granite monument sign has been erected next to it. This temple marks the spot where Babaji was initiated into Yoga by the Siddhar Boganathar, and experienced God realization. For more details click here

Katirgama Shrine

Shrine Katirgama granite sign board

Katirgama Babaji Temple

Katirgama Babaji temple refurbish

Katirgama Entrance

Entrance gate to the Katirgama temple complex, 50 yards from the Babaji Koil temple

 

In front of the Babaji Koil temple in Katargama, Sri Lanka, situated on the spot where Babaji did tapas and attained enlightenment, a “mandapam” canopy has been recently built to provide shade to visitors who wish to meditate. The construction of a meditation hall just behind the temple is planned. Kriya Yoga sadhaks from around the world are contributing to this project. If you would like to contribute, click here

Babaji Koil Mandapam 1

 

Babaji Koil Mandapam 2

 


Initiation Seminar at Babaji Alayam Ashram - Sri Lanka

On October 22 and 23, 2011, 60 persons participated in the initiation seminar at the Colombo, Sri Lanka “Babaji Alayam Ashram” Two thirds of them were from the Buddhist Sinhala community. With the end of the 26 year civil war in 2009, Babaji’s Kriya Yoga is helping to bring the Hindu Tamil and Buddhist Sinhala communities together. For more photos click here


Nityananda, Columbia - 2012

Acharya Nityananda (standing in the center) gave a Kriya Yoga initiation seminar to 18 persons in Bogota, Columbia, March 16-18, 2012.


Satyananda - Mumbai 2012 - 1   Satyananda - Mumbai 2012 - 2  Satyananda - Mumbai 2012 - 3

Acharya Satyananda conducted a retreat with a second initiation in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga near Mumbai, February 10-12, 2012


Mysore, India Fire Yagna

Twenty-one Kriya Yoga sadhaks participated in the mantra yagna and spiritual retreat conducted by Acharya Satyananda in Johore, Malaysia, September 22-24, 2012

3rd Initiation - Bangalore, India

Participants with M. G. Satchidananda and Durga at the 3rd level initiation near Bangalore, India October 21-29, 2011




3rd Initiation - Sao Paulo Brazil

Teacher Training June 29-July 10, 2012 at the Quebec ashram with Durga and Satchidananda

Hatha Teacher Training - 2011 - Quebec

Participants in the training of teachers in Kriya Hatha Yoga from June 30 to July 10, 2011 in Quebec.

 


3rd Initiation - Sao Paulo Brazil

Twenty nine students participated in a 3rd level initiation seminar with M. Govindan Satchidananda near Sao Paulo Brazil, November 19-26, 2010

2nd Initiation - Mendoza, Argentina

Students participating in the 2nd level initiation in Mendoza, Argentina, date with Acharya Nityananda


Mantra Yagna - Mendoza, Argentina

Mantra Yagna during 2nd level initiation in Mendoza, Argentina

Nityananda - Mendoza, Argentina

Students with Nityananda (center) in first initiation, Mendoza, Argentina


Georg Feuerstein

Dr Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D, the world foremost scholar in the field of Classical Yoga has written a book review of our latest and greatest publication, The Tirumandiram. He says: “There are at least four Yoga scriptures that should have a place in any library of core Yoga works: Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the ten-chapter edition of the Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika of Svatmarama Yodindra, which are all composed in Sanskrit. The fourth scripture is Tirumular’s Tiru-Mandiram, which is written in Tamil…Yoga-loving English speakers and the academic community owe an enormous gratitude to Marshall Govindan (Satchitananda) for initiating and sustaining this mammoth project, to his wife Durga Ahlund Govindan for her unstinting editorial and other support, and to Prof. T. N. Ganapathy and his team of translators and editors for successfully completing a truly monumental undertaking. Read the complete review here

The acclaimed international magazine, “Hinduism Today” has written a four page article on our new publication, The Tirumandiram, entitled: “A Mystical Masterpiece is Unearthed.” Read about it here

 

Thirumandiram

 

Visit our new website www.tirumandiram.net for more details on what is inside this monumental literary treasure of Yoga and Tantra click here


Jnanashakti

Josée Sylvestre became a member of the Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, in October, 2012 and received the name “Jnanashakti”. See the Acharyas page for her biosketch.


Jesus and Yoga

Visit our newest website www.jesusandyoga.net for details and book reviews on our publication The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas now published in 5 languages.


Vidhyananda

Sherry Ryan became a member of the Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, in October, 2012 and received the name “Vidhyananda”. See the Acharyas page for her biosketch.

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