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1st initiation in Bangalore, March, 2023 with Acharya Gurudasan
Third initiation, Bangalore, February 23 to March 3, 2018 with Acharya Satyananda
“M. Govindan Satchidananda has been given the honorary “Patanjali Award” for 2014
for his outstanding service to Yoga by the Swami Maitreyananda,
President of Yoga Alliance International, (also known as the International Yoga Federation).
Yoga Alliance International is the oldest and largest international Yoga
association and registry of Yoga teachers.
Satchidananda has been added to a long list of recipients who have received this award every year since 1986.
See the list of previous recipients of this award here:
Satchidanananda has been a member of its World Council since 2008.
Swami Maitreyananda wrote on his website after they met
in November 2012, in Quebec:
"Marshall Govindan Satchidananda is not only the most famous Yoga Master of Kriya Yoga in the world, he also has done an amazing job for Kriya Yoga,
I can only compare with Paramahansa Yogananda. Govindan Satchidananda is the spirit of Babaji"
Swami Sai Sivananda, President of the Federation Francophone de Yoga presents the award to M. G. Satchidananda
Dr. T.N. Ganapathy, Ph. D, passed away in Chennai, India, after a long illness, at the age of 87. As the Director of the Yoga Siddha Research Project, from the year 2000 to 2013, he and his team of Tamil Yoga Siddha scholars produced the following English language works:
Their work was sponsored by Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, Inc. an educational charity registered in Canada, and published in India by Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Trust, Bangalore. Details and photos of participants in this project can be found here:
siddha-research-center.htm and photosflash/yogasiddharesearch/index.html and in
The Hinduism Today, July 2010, article, “A Mystical Masterpiece is Unearthed,” about Dr. Ganapathy and the above new publication of the Tirumandiram: https://www.hinduismtoday.com/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=5105
Dr. Ganapathy was previously a Post-Graduate Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, RKM Vivekananda College, Chennai. Subsequently, he was a visiting professor at the Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, (Deemed University), Prasanthi Nilayam, Andhra Pradesh. He has participated in a number of national and international seminars and conferences. His publications include: Perspectives of Theism and Absolutism in Indian Philosophy (ed. 1978), Mahavakyas (1982), Bertrand Russell's Philosophy of Sense-Data (1984), The Philosophy of the Tamil Siddhas (1993).
26 participants in the 3rd initiation with M. G. Satchidananda July 19-28, 2019 at the Quebec Ashram.
M. G. Satchidananda gave a 2nd initiation May 3-5, 2019 in Bangalore to 65 persons.
Kriya Hatha Yoga Teacher Training July 2019 with 14 participants, 4 instructors, cooking staff.
Acharya Satyananda gave a first initiation to 25 persons in Mumbai, India, January 31 to February 2, 2020.
Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas is building a new classroom at a school which serves 150 children in the remote Himalayan village of Budhna, which is 70 km from Rudraprayag. It will be completed in April 2015. In the winter of 2014, the Order received and sent $14,000 to the support of the village of Ucchiwara, in response to the tsunami rain storm in that area, June 27, 2013. The current effort applies continuing donations received for this purpose since then.
Acharya Siddhananda Sita (center holding picture) gave the first initiation into Babaji's Kriya Yoga in Paris,
France, June 3-5, 2016 to 30 aspiring persons. She may be contacted at sita
M. G. Satchidananda and 42 participants in the 3rd initiation in Cunha, Brazil, November 14-22, 2015.
Seated next to him in the center are Ramani and Narada, owners of the Flora des Alguas retreat center
Images of Sri Lanka Retreat 2013
M. G. Satchidananda and 24 pilgrims from 11 countries went to Palani, India, and met the 13th successor and descendant of Pulipani, the chief disciple of the Siddhar Boganathar: Sri Sivananda Pulipani, on February 27, 2013
M. G. Satchidananda and 48 participants of a Kriya Yoga 2nd initiation and Silence retreat during a beach walk in front of the Colombo, Sri Lanka ashram of Babaj’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas Trust, March 9, 2013
Our publications “Tirumandiram ” and “The Yoga of Tirumular” have been accepted by the following University Religious studies and Asian studies libraries upon the recommendation of professors associated with these universities:
New Chapter Monistic Theism of the Tirumandiram (Thirumandiram) and Kashmir Saivism, by Dr. Geeta Anand Ph D. and Dr. T.N. Ganapathy Ph D. - Ebook
In January 2012, we are publishing the 2nd edition of "The Yoga of Tirumular:
Essays on the Tirumandiram," in India. At my request, Dr. Ganapathy and Dr. Geeta Anand have written for it a new
final chapter, 33 pages in length, which discusses the debate over whether the Tirumandiram advocates pluralistic
realism or monistic theism. Essentially the debate boils down to the question of "Are there three eternal realities:
God, the soul and the world? Or is there really only One, all else being merely an illusion?" This chapter also compares
the school of Kashmir Saivism to the Tirumandiram, because both advocate a perspective which bridges the above two
competing viewpoints. This chapter contains three parts. The first part contains selected verses to show that the
burden of the song of the Tirumandiram is monism only. The second part gives a brief account of Kashmir Saivism representing
it as a Saivite model of monism. The third part shows the parallelism between the Tirumandiram and Kashmir Saivism to
emphasize the viewpoint that the Tirumandiram advocates monism and monism only. You may order this 33 page monograph for
$2.99 from our Bookstore page by clicking here
New Ebook Opposite Doing: The Five Yogic Keys to Good Relationships
by Marshall Govindan
Persons new to Yoga are often surprised to learn that most of what we do in Yoga is intentionally the opposite of what our human nature would generally motivate us to do. Aside from the obvious examples, of remaining conscious when the eyes are closed rather than sleeping, or standing on our head rather than our feet, Yoga asks us to do the opposite of our natural social behavior. I will show you, with practical exercises, how the observance of the five yogic practices, known as the yamas will enable you to transform your human nature and to fulfill both your practical and sublime purposes in life
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We are happy to announce that the “Babaji Koil” temple at Katirgama, Sri Lanka (see photos below) has been resurfaced with ceramic tile, and that a granite monument sign has been erected next to it. This temple marks the spot where Babaji was initiated into Yoga by the Siddhar Boganathar, and experienced God realization. For more details click here
Shrine Katirgama granite sign board
Katirgama Babaji temple refurbish
Entrance gate to the Katirgama temple complex, 50 yards from the Babaji Koil temple
In front of the Babaji Koil temple in Katargama, Sri Lanka, situated on the spot where Babaji did tapas and attained enlightenment, a “mandapam” canopy has been recently built to provide shade to visitors who wish to meditate. The construction of a meditation hall just behind the temple is planned. Kriya Yoga sadhaks from around the world are contributing to this project. If you would like to contribute, click here
On October 22 and 23, 2011, 60 persons participated in the initiation seminar at the Colombo, Sri Lanka “Babaji Alayam Ashram” Two thirds of them were from the Buddhist Sinhala community. With the end of the 26 year civil war in 2009, Babaji’s Kriya Yoga is helping to bring the Hindu Tamil and Buddhist Sinhala communities together. For more photos click here
Acharya Nityananda (standing in the center) gave a Kriya Yoga initiation seminar to 18 persons in Bogota, Columbia, March 16-18, 2012.
Acharya Satyananda conducted a retreat with a second initiation in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga near Mumbai, February 10-12, 2012
Twenty-one Kriya Yoga sadhaks participated in the mantra yagna and spiritual retreat conducted by Acharya Satyananda in Johore, Malaysia, September 22-24, 2012
Participants with M. G. Satchidananda and Durga at the 3rd level initiation near Bangalore, India October 21-29, 2011
Teacher Training June 29-July 10, 2012 at the Quebec ashram with Durga and Satchidananda
Participants in the training of teachers in Kriya Hatha Yoga from June 30 to July 10, 2011 in Quebec
Twenty nine students participated in a 3rd level initiation seminar with M. Govindan Satchidananda near Sao Paulo Brazil, November 19-26, 2010
Students participating in the 2nd level initiation in Mendoza, Argentina, date with Acharya Nityananda
Mantra Yagna during 2nd level initiation in Mendoza, Argentina
Students with Nityananda (center) in first initiation, Mendoza, Argentina
Dr Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D, the world foremost scholar in the field of Classical Yoga has written a book review of our latest and greatest publication, The Tirumandiram. He says: “There are at least four Yoga scriptures that should have a place in any library of core Yoga works: Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the ten-chapter edition of the Hatha-Yoga-Pradipika of Svatmarama Yodindra, which are all composed in Sanskrit. The fourth scripture is Tirumular’s Tiru-Mandiram, which is written in Tamil…Yoga-loving English speakers and the academic community owe an enormous gratitude to Marshall Govindan (Satchitananda) for initiating and sustaining this mammoth project, to his wife Durga Ahlund Govindan for her unstinting editorial and other support, and to Prof. T. N. Ganapathy and his team of translators and editors for successfully completing a truly monumental undertaking. Read the complete review here
The acclaimed international magazine, “Hinduism Today” has written a four page article on our new publication, The Tirumandiram, entitled: “A Mystical Masterpiece is Unearthed.” Read about it here
Visit our website www.jesusandyoga.net for details and book reviews on our publication The Wisdom of Jesus and the Yoga Siddhas now published in 5 languages.