All posts by Ryan Kurczak

December 2022 Ayurveda/Meditation Online Retreat Sri Gaja Lakshmi by Raja Ravi Varma

Join us for an online retreat weekend dedicated to Ayurveda and Yogic Meditation. During this two-day event we will practice intensive meditation together and learn about the power of Ayurveda as a support for our yogic practice and lifestyle.

A New Life Through Kriya Yoga

Dear Kriya Yogis: We had a good retreat at the Assisi Institute this past week. It was a joy to be there with you, to see many of you, whom

The Most Immediate Way to Happiness Thiruvanamalai Mountain

When there are no cravings and there are no attachments, you exist in what is there all the time. With these practices (practicing yoga, living in the right way, trying

Surrender in God and Self-Realization Sea, sun and sky

“Self-realization is perfected by devotional surrender to God.” –Yoga Sutras 2:45 In this discussion, Ryan begins by stating that to surrender in God is the most important thing a person

Contentment–Vasistha’s Yoga–Yoga Sutras A path among tall trees

In this lesson, Ryan discusses what yogic scriptures have to say concerning the practice of contentment. According to the Yoga Sutras, contentment, the second of the niyamas, is said to

Knowing God and Nonattachment A sunlit path in the woods.

In this video, Ryan explains the role of nonattachment as it applies to meditation practice. He gives us much to contemplate. If you are caught up in who you think

Nonattachment and Self-Realization Three birds in flight

Ryan begins this talk with the statement “Imagine that right now in this very moment that you have no attachments to anything, you have no attachments to your sense of

Spiritual Abundance – Presented on 5.9.2010 in Asheville, NC by Ryan Kurczak Sun over landscape

A lot of people say they’re interested in waking up, but if you start to take away the interesting words or the strange techniques, they lose interest. They don’t want

Self-Inquiry Meditation – Use this before your personal meditation practice. Ocean, sky and horizon

This video is an excerpt from a Sunday Meditation and Inspiration service. During this meditation session, we consider many questions that help us to identify our true Self. Prior to