Audio recording of the ceremony: http://www.anandaindia.org/mp3/2013-04-27Swami_service_chennai.mp3
Long time Ananda devotees and friends of Swami Kriyananda share memories of his life and teachings.
Created by devotees for devotees, a slideshow in memorium of our divine friend, dearest Swamiji…
From Ananda Assisi, a beautiful selection of memories of dearest Swamiji
Swami ji blessed Chennai by his presence and mesmerized the audience with his blissful and powerful lecture four months ago. A sort of karmic completion (as Nayaswami Asha puts it) in his life long service to his guru culminated with his passing four days ago. Let us come together to remember him, to understand what it means to be a disciple, to be a divine friend ever encouraging us to realize our truest and highest potential.
27 April, Saturday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Presenters: Nayaswami Haridas and Nayaswami Roma, Spiritual directors of Ananda Bangalore.
Venue:Asha Nivas, Nungambakkam
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Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi tell the story of Swami Kriyananda’s passing and share the meaning and mission of his extraordinary life.
Swami Kriyananda’s passing—Sunday Service by Asha
In Honor of His Passing
Images from Swami Kriyananda’s childhood; his early years as a devotee at Mt. Washington with Paramhansa Yogananda; his first visit to India; the first years of Ananda; and from recent times that he spent in Italy, India, and America.
Photos of his last visit to U.S
Click here to read Asha’ s letter on Swami’s passing.
Swamiji passed away at about 8am at Assisi, Italy (11:30am Indian Time) today. He had been unwell for a few days. He left peacefully. Swami’s secretary Lakshman gives some details from Miriam (Swami’s nurse) on his last hour.
He slept from 2 till 7 a.m., then, as usual after waking up, went right to check his e-mails. Jaidhara asked if he’d like a pancake breakfast, to which he nodded his approval. Miriam asked him how he was, but he didn’t answer. At first she thought he was just in a withdrawn frame of mind, but before long it became clear that something was wrong. He had a brief seizure for about twenty seconds, then appeared to be doing better. But he had increasing difficulty breathing… People chanted Om in Swamiji’s right ear and urged him to try to breathe, which helped a couple of times. But at 8:00 he breathed his last. They all stayed with him — crying, of course, but also rejoicing in his long-sought freedom. Miriam said that his joy and freedom filled the room.
Let’s send him our prayers and gratitude that he may reach the heavenly shores with the joy of finding God and the satisfaction of inspiring millions to realize that the true purpose in life is to find God. It is important for the next 48 hours during this period of transition to send him prayers.
Here is one News article about his passing:
Here (http://www.swamikriyananda.org/photos-of-swami-kriyananda-in-memoriam/) is a beautiful collection of Swami’s pictures in his memoriam.
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Presenters: Nayaswami Haridas and Nayaswami Roma, Spiritual directors of Ananda Bangalore. Disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda and students of Swami Kriyananda for over 30 years, they are founding members of Ananda India and have directed the Delhi, Lucknow and Calcutta Meditation Centers. Nayaswami Haridas and Nayaswami Roma have conducted meditation workshops and retreats extensively throughout the US, India and Singapore.
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