Swami Kriyananda, aged 87, the founder of the worldwide work of Ananda and one of the few remaining living disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, has left his physical body and this earth. His passing took place in Italy at 8 am Sunday morning (Central European time). He had been in residence at the Ananda Center near Assisi, Italy where, each year, he would often spend a few months teaching and writing. He had been scheduled to come to America for the summer months as he has done in the last many years.

Words are inadequate at this tender moment to describe our thoughts and feelings but we wish to share with all this news and the opportunity to view memorial services from around the world (below).

Many years ago Swami Kriyananda guided Ananda’s worldwide work in preparation for this moment and thus the work will go on; it will continue to expand and serve truthseekers from all walks of life, from all nations and all people, spreading the message of Self-realization through the liberating technique of Kriya Yoga.

We will, however, miss our divine friend and guide, who embodied so joyfully the spirit and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Astral Ascension and Memorial Services for Swami Kriyananda

Astral Ascension Ceremony at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell, April 22, 2013 (Video)
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Memorial Service in Assisi, April 24, 2013 (Video)

Hriman McGilloway speaking about his trip to Assisi for Swami’s Memorial, April 28, 2013
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Funeral Service with Astral Ascension Ceremony at Ananda Village, April 22, 2013 (Video)
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Written Memories and Condolences from around the world

Visit http://www.swamikriyananda.org/ for more.