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Shankarananda Giri

Swami Shankarananda Giri teaches Kriya Yoga to anyone who desires to receive instructions in the path as a means for spiritual evolution. Swamiji teaches this technique in the same way that he received it from his masters. He considers himself very fortunate to have the opportunity to serve many Kriya Yoga masters including Swami Narayana Giri (Prabhujee), Satyananda Giri, Atmananda Giri, Sevananda Giri, Vidyananda Giri, and Brahmachari Susilanandaji. Swamiji also served Paramahansa Hariharananda for many years and worked with him closely to spread the practice of Kriya Yoga both in India and abroad for twelve years from 1974-1987. In 1987 Swamiji began independent work to teach the technique as it was. Since then, many centers have been opened worldwide with Swamiji’s active support and participation. Swamiji is based in India and takes a keen and active interest in the local communities there. He is the founder of one English Medium School with almost 4000 students and other schools for tribal communities by offering subsidized schooling and free schooling to orphans. Swamiji is a master of Sri Yukteswarji’s Cosmic Astrology which he has practiced for more than forty years. He teaches Cosmic Astrology to interested Kriya Yoga students. However, Swamiji’s central mission is to teach Kriya Yoga meditation, with the intention of elevating students to a level even above his own. In this regard, he maintains a strict purity of teaching and discipline.

Today his teachings are borne out of direct experience rather than an intellectual understanding of spirituality. In this sense, Swamiji’s understanding is unique.

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