2016 International Kriya Yoga Congress

Fifth International
2016 March 10, 11, 12

Absolute Self-Realization
Liberates Consciousness

With Roy Eugene Davis
direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda
and Featured Guest Presenters

Sponsored by Center for Spiritual Awareness
and Center for Spiritual Enlightenment
kriya Action, process, procedure.
yoga Unification of attention and awareness with our pure essence (true nature).

When the purity of one’s consciousness and one’s essence is the same, that is liberation. – Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra 3:56

Kriya Yoga was taught by Paramahansa Yogananda who came to America from India in 1920. He ordained Roy Eugene Davis in 1951, who has initiated truth seekers for more than 60 years in North America, Europe, and India, and is the only disciple of his guru who is actively teaching.

You are invited to join others from across the United States and throughout the world who will participate in the Fifth International Kriya Yoga Congress, an inspired gathering for spiritual insight and renewal. The Congress theme is: Absolute Self-Realization Liberates Consciousness.
The program will offer an opportunity to learn the philosophical principles and practices of Kriya Yoga, experience the positive benefits of superconscious meditation and holistic wellness routines, and enjoy fellowship with others who are dedicated to this spiritual path.

Meditation Seminar with Roy Eugene Davis
Techniques and routines for all levels of practice, holistic lifestyle guidelines, and meditation practice sessions.

Kriya Initiation Service

New applicants must attend the two meditation seminar sessions with Mr. Davis. Local Kriya Yoga initiates who are not attending the full Congress may attend this service to review their meditation practices and renew their commitment to this spiritual path.

Special Presentations and Events

Early Morning Quiet Meditation Sessions

Devotional Chanting

Optional Hatha Yoga Sessions

Wellness and Ayurveda Workshops

Vegetarian Banquet and Special Program on Saturday

Books and Free Literature Will be Available
This program is supported by Center for Spiritual Awareness and Center for Spiritual Enlightenment centers in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Italy and West Africa.

Kriya Yoga: Philosophy and Lifestyle Practices

The Sanskrit word kriya means "action." Yoga can mean the practices used to facilitate overall well-being and spiritual growth, or oneness-consciousness: the final result of practice. In Patanjali's yoga-sutras, a two thousand year old treatise on superconscious meditation, kriya yoga is defined as discipline of mental and sensory impulses, self analysis, profound study of metaphysics (higher realities), meditation, and surrender of ordinary self-consciousness (egoism) in favor of God-realization.

Kriya yoga is a concentrated approach to Self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment: complete awakening to full knowledge of the Infinite and of cosmic processes. It includes the most effective processes of all systems of yoga, with emphasis on wholesome, constructive living and superconscious meditation practice. The purpose of kriya yoga practice is to restore the practitioner's awareness to wholeness. This is accomplished by acquiring knowledge of one's true nature as a spiritual being; cultivating rational thinking, emotional balance, and physical health; purposeful living; and meditation.

To facilitate the unfoldment of innate qualities and elicit superconscious states, specific meditation techniques are taught and practiced. Beginning meditators are usually taught how to use a simple word or sound (mantra) to focus attention. After a period of preparatory study and practice, initiation into advanced meditation processes can be requested.

Although kriya yoga has been known and practiced for centuries, it was Roy Eugene Davis' guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, who first emphasized it in the west. Yogananda traveled from India to America in 1920 and lectured, wrote, and trained disciples for 32 years before his passing in 1952. His best known book, Autobiography of a Yogi, is now published in multiple languages around the world.

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