Kriya Yoga Books

Kriya Yoga: Continuing the Lineage of Enlightenment

By Ryan Kurczak

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Meditation routines, Ayurvedic lifestyle recommendations, and commentary on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are included in this work to encourage Self-realization and inner tranquility. Skillful meditation, healthy living, and realization of our Eternal Self are the practices of Kriya Yoga, and it is through our own consistent practice of Patanjali’s methods that the lineage of enlightenment continues.

In 2000 Ryan Kurczak was initiated and authorized to teach Kriya Yoga by Roy Eugene Davis a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.

The Essence of Complete Kriya Yoga Practice: In the Words of a Kriya Yoga Guru

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In this little book on Kriya Yoga Philosophy, the reader is introduced to a realm of knowledge like no other. It is a precious source of guidance and inspiration.This book contains the transcription of two interviews and one talk with Roy Eugene Davis, a direct student of Paramahansa Yogananda. Mr. Davis was initiated by and ordained to teach Kriya Yoga by Paramahansa Yogananda, which he did tirelessly and faithfully for nearly 70 years.

In these transcripts Mr. Davis shares the essence of what it means to practice Kriya Yoga, beyond the techniques. Mr. Davis, one of the clearest modern Kriya gurus of our time, explains the authentic philosophy and way of life required to experience Self-realization.

Discussions include: The Essence of Complete Kriya Yoga Practice, Overcoming Obstacles to Self-Realization, Guidelines for Kriya Yoga Practice, How to Cooperate with Universal Mind, What is the Ultimate Reality of Self-Realization, and How to Learn and Practice Kriya Yoga.

An Essential Guide to Kriya Yoga Practice:

A Handbook for Kriya Initiates in the Tradition of Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda and Roy Eugene Davis

By Ryan Kurczak

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An Essential Guide to Kriya Yoga Practice contains all you need to know to prepare for Kriya Initiation and to begin practicing Kriya Yoga. If you are looking for one of the most effective approaches to Kriya Yoga, you will find it in these pages. Based on over two decades of actual experience practicing and teaching Kriya Yoga, this book demystifies the process, and explains the proper integration between meditation and living a full life. Each of us is born to realize the truth of our nature as Spirit. This book bridges that gap between theory and practice, enabling us to more easily realize that birthright.

The information in this book is intended for practitioners of yogic meditation in the lineage of Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Sri Yukteswar, Paramahansa Yogananda, Roy Eugene Davis and their successors. This book is meant to be a guide for new initiates and a resource for kriya yogis who have already been initiated by a living teacher in this tradition. The knowledge in these pages is intended for those cultivating Self-realization and clearer states of consciousness through the practices of Kriya Yoga.
Topics Include:
-A holistic description of how Kriya Yoga works
-Recommended preliminary meditation practices to prepare for Kriya initiation
-Descriptions of the Kriya Yoga Pranayama Techniques taught during initiation
-Guidelines and routines beginner to advanced Kriya Yoga practice
-Answers to commonly asked questions

Kriya Yoga Vichara: Integrated Techniques and Philosophy of Ramana Maharshi and Paramahansa Yogananda

By Ryan Kurczak

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Kriya Yoga Vichara by Ryan Kurczak

The practice of Kriya Yoga Vichara integrates techniques based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and the method of Self-Inquiry presented by Sri Ramana Maharshi. In this book, you will find descriptive reviews of the methods taught during Kriya Initiations, how to effectively practice Vichara, and how to integrate the two for optimal results. Beginner, intermediate and advanced routines are provided.

This book strips away the fantasy surrounding the spiritual path and describes the intensive, yet subtle, work required to master one’s own consciousness and realize our timeless being. Kriya Yoga Vichara is for those advanced individuals willing to put forth the required Self-effort that results in the realization of Eternal Grace.

“It is the internal knowledge of the Self, which never waivers or dims, that is the true mark of a realized being. And no one will ever know that but you. This is the way of yoga. This is the result of Vichara (Self-inquiry) supported by Kriya (yogic techniques).”

Mahavatar Babaji and the Garden of Faith

By Ryan Kurczak

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Mahavatar Babaji is the immortal yogi who is attributed to bringing the transformational path of Kriya Yoga back into our world. He is the light of our very Self, symbolizing the essence of what we all are at the core of our innate being. This is a record of conversations between Mahavatar Babaji and a devoted practitioner of Kriya Yoga. Babaji shares the essence of Kriya Yoga above and beyond the techniques which serve as the foundation for one’s spiritual practices. Here we have an intimate expression of love between student and master. As the student longs to more fully develop his life in service of divine realization, the master speaks to the heart of the matter. Here Mahavatar Babaji speaks to what is truly required to ignite the flame of divine living through cultivating a Garden of Faith.

A Course In Tranquility: Integrating Spiritual Practice, Effective Living, & Non Duality

By Ryan Kurczak

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Published March 22, 2013.

Published March 22, 2013.

When you come upon a teaching that is clear and unmistakably true, it is gift. There is much confusion about how a person should go about living their life and a million different people willing to tell you how to do it; so if you find yourself with the grace of this book, then know without a doubt that you have received a gift of clarity as well as an invitation to take up the reigns of your own life and steer the course to a life of tranquility.

As an author and teacher, Ryan shares his life’s work. You will not find parroted words or spiritual platitudes, nor will you be comforted in the blankets of delusion. This is a straightforward, no bullshit exposition on truth that will illuminate areas where you find yourself lost in confusion and offer methods that have been employed since time immemorial to ground our rampant human condition in the crystal clarity of eternal wisdom.

This book progresses beautifully along the theme of ‘first things first’, taking the reader on a journey that begins by addressing the most practical elements of how to live a balanced, healthy life and continues pointing all the way to Ultimate Truth, which transcends it all (and back again).

However, we don’t take off to run a marathon if we have never even jogged around the block. To run a marathon takes training, and to realize the deepest truth takes an equal discipline and devotion – the way of which is outlined clearly in the pages of this book.

And even in its practicality, love touches every aspect of your heart in reading this teaching. It is that pure, unattached love from which Ryan’s teaching is grounded that holds the most transformative power. This ground is authentic and without agenda. You can rest in knowing you will not be lead astray with empty promises of becoming something better, more or different from what you already are.

What you will find is guidance on how to be still and rest just as you are and allow the seeds of truth to blossom. Before you plant your seeds, you prepare your field. This book helps you to cultivate a nourishing field of consciousness and also plants beautiful seeds of truth.

Whether you are seasoned with spiritual insight or just starting on your journey, you will find wisdom and comfort in these pages. We are all beginners and we are all in this together, lest we forget: Ryan reminds us of the simplicity of it all through A Course in Tranquility.

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