A prolific author, accomplished composer, playwright, and a world-renowned spiritual teacher, Swami Kriyananda refers to himself simply as a humble disciple of the great God-realized master, Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi. He met his guru at the young age of twenty-two, and served him during the last four years of the Master's life. And he has done so continuously ever since. Yogananda appointed him as the head of the monastery, authorized him to teach in his name and to give initiation into Kriya Yoga, and entrusted him with the missions of writing and developing what he called world brotherhood colonies. Kriyananda, a multi-award winning spiritual leader, was appointed to membership in the prestigious Club of Budapest, thereby joining such world-renowned figures as the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Kriyananda has in his lifetime lectured, taught, and written over ninety books based on Yogananda's teachings that have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 28 languages. Recognized as the father of the spiritual communities movement in the United States, Swami Kriyananda founded Ananda World Brotherhood Community in 1968. It has served as a model for a number of communities founded subsequently in the United States and Europe. He has established Ananda Sangha, which publishes many of his eighty-six literary works and spreads the teachings of Kriya Yoga throughout India.
"A Divine guide to inner and outer peace." -Wayne Dyer, author
of Manifest Your Destiny
"[Swami Kriyananda] takes the great secrets of Yoga and meditation and makes them simple, practical, and understandable, accessible to the beginner, yet full of insight for the advanced seeker as well." -Dr. David Frawley, author of Ayurvedic Healing
"This book will spark your inner light; reading it brings the tingle of awareness that always heralds peace and good things to come."-NAPRA Review
"Awaken to Superconsciousness helps build the foundation so necessary to encounter difficult stages of your spiritual journey and daily life . . . it greatly widens the scope of Self-realization." -Amrit Desai, author of Kripalu Yoga: Meditation in Motion
"Awaken to Superconsciousness will stand out . . . . Much more than a book about meditation, it teaches the reader how to live in communion with God-blissfully, joyfully, and consciously." -Seattle New Times
"[Swami Kriyananda] imparts to us a lifetime of experience and knowledge about meditation. This book is compassionate, full of joy, and ultimately transforming." -Stan Madson, Bodhi Tree Bookstore