The significance of achieving inner peace through the teachings of Kriya Yoga will form the basis of a discourse by a visiting monk in Auckland later this month.
Brother Nakulananda, a monk of the ‘Self-Realization Fellowship Order,’ will speak on the nuances of Meditation (as a journey to Spiritual Freedom) at Holiday Inn Hotel located at Airport Oaks (2 Ascot Road) in Mangere at 730 pm on October 18.
A monastic of Self-Realization Fellowship/ Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (SRF/YSS), he has dedicated his life to the service of others and in search of God.
Kriya Yoga has been described as the ancient yoga system revived in modern times by Mahavatar Babaji through his disciple Lahiri Mahasaya.
Paramahansa Yogananda brought the system to people of the Western world through his teachings and through his book, ‘Autobiography of a Yogi.’
The system consists of a number of levels of ‘Pranayama,’ based on techniques intended to rapidly accelerate spiritual development and engender a profound state of tranquillity and communion with God.
The forthcoming lecture has been organised by the Auckland Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship.
Durga Ray, a devotee of the Auckland entity, said that SRF/YSS is a worldwide religious organisation with international headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
“It aims to foster a spirit of greater understanding and goodwill among the diverse peoples and religions of our global family, and to help people of all cultures and nationalities to realise and express more fully in their lives the beauty, nobility, and divinity of the human spirit,” she said.
According to her, Yogananda had emphasised that ‘Self-realisation is the knowing (in body, mind and soul) that we are one with the omnipresence of God.’
SRF/YSS has been dedicated to following the spiritual and humanitarian work of its founder for more than 80 years. SRF Group has been functioning in Auckland for the past 30 years. We meet every Wednesday evening and Sunday morning,” Mrs Ray said.
What: Lecture on Kriya Yoga
Who: Brother Nakulananda
Organiser: Auckland Meditation Group
of Self-Realization Fellowship
When: Friday, October 18 at 730 pm
Where: Holiday Inn Auckland Airport
2 Ascot Road, Mangere
Contact: (09) 4782111
Photo : 1. Paramahansa Yogananda 2. Brother Nakulananda