Books

Kriya Yoga: Continuing the Lineage of Enlightenment

An Introduction to Kriya Yoga and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

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.

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 KurczakThe 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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