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BABAJI'S KRIYA YOGA ORDER OF ACHARYAS

Mission: To promote the dissemination of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga throughout the world through lectures, public classes, initiation seminars, and retreats through qualified and authorized teachers (“ acharyas ”). Babaji’s Kriya Yoga is a scientific art of perfect God Truth Realization. It is a practical side to all religions, and is therefore non-sectarian, suitable to everyone, regardless of their religious ideals. It represents the teachings of Satguru Kriya Babaji Nagaraj and the 18 Siddha Yoga tradition of India.

History and current activities: Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, Inc. was established in the USA, Quebec, Canada and India in 1997 and granted tax exempt status as a 501 (c) (3) educational charity by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States as well as by Revenue Canada and by India. It is a network of “acharyas” or expert teachers who, following a common set of standards for teaching, personal yogic practice and ethical conduct, reporting and coordination, promote the dissemination of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga throughout the world via lectures, publications, initiations and retreats. The founder-president of the Order, Marshall Govindan Satchidananda was asked by Babaji and the late Yogi S.A.A. Ramaiah (1923-2006) to establish the Order in 1986. Yogi Ramaiah, a Tamil Siddha Yogi, was initiated by Babaji near Badrinath, in the Himalayas in 1954. M Govindan Satchidananda was trained in all aspects of Babaji’s Kriya Yoga by Yogi Ramaiah from 1970 to 1988, practicing it for eight hours per day throughout this 18 year period.

The Order maintains ashrams in Quebec, Bangalore, two in Sri Lanka and a new one in Badrinath, in the upper Himalayan mountains of India. The ashrams accommodate serious students of yoga who seek an environment for intensive yogic practice. Babaji’s Kriya Yoga ashram near Eastman, Quebec is one of the most beautiful Yoga ashrams in the world today. Founded in 1992, it offers year round retreats and seminars. It is located on top of a mountain, with panoramic views and pristine forest land. The 40 acre site includes a private lake, a mediation hall, access to hundreds of acres of forest trails, peace and isolation. Its comfortable facilities provide housing for up to 28 persons at one time.

Acharyas - click to view teacher bios

The Order’s 31 acharyas conduct free public yoga classes and initiation seminars in more than a dozen countries. The Order in India publishes and distributes the manuscripts prepared by the Yoga Siddha Research Center scholars. It also organizes pilgrimages to sacred sites associated with the Siddha tradition both in south India and the Himlayas. For more informatin contact Vinod or by mail to: Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, Post Box 5608, Malleswaram West, 560 055 Bangalore, India.

Through a network of over 20,000 initiated practitioners in twenty countries, the Order also organizes numerous initiation seminars, retreats, trainings and group practice meetings in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga.

Yoga Siddha Research Center: The Order has sponsored and guided the work of the Yoga Siddha Research Center in Chennai, Tamil Nadu India since 2000. This research center collects, preserves, transcribes, translates the ancient palm leaf manuscripts of the 18 Yoga Siddha tradition of India, with commentaries. The Order publishes these works of the Center and distributes them throughout India and the world. It also sponsors the scholars working for the center at various academic conferences. Seven major books have been published to date. In 2010 the center has published a new English translation with commentary of the south India’s most important text related to Yoga: the Tirumandiram, by the Yoga Siddha Tirumular in ten volumes, 3 780 pages. A new edition of it was printed in 2013 in five volumes. Dr TN P Haran prepared a Guide book to 750 manuscripts of Siddhas poems. We published these on an accomparying CD in January 2016.

This is a good time to consider making a donation to “Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas”, to enable us to continue to bring Babaji’s Kriya Yoga to persons who otherwise would not be able to receive it.

In the past twelve months, since September 2016 the Order of Acharyas did the following:

  • Brought more than 130 initiation seminars to more than 1,000 participants living in 20 countries including Brazil, India, Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Estonia, Spain, Colombia, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Portugal, England, Bulgaria, Belgium, Australia, the United Kingdom, the USA and Canada.

  • Maintained an ashram and publishing office in Bangalore, India which organized seven initiation seminars all over India. Vinod Kumar, the ashram manager, conducted free regular public asana and meditation classes there. It published and distributed most of our books and tapes throughout India.

  • Maintained and developed the ashram in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka, where free public yoga classes and initiates satsangs are given weekly. Initiation seminar were given there. Distributed three of our books in Sinhala, and others in Tamil and English.

  • Completed the training of one new Acharya in India, Gurudasan (Gowri Varadhan). Continued the training of one Acharya in Austria, two in France, and one in Brazil. Completed the training in of Acharya Amman, in Canada, to give the second initiation.

  • Completed the construction of the second phase of the new ashram in Badrinath, Himalaya, including two more apartments and a community dining room. Two pilgrimage groups lead by five members of the Order resided there in the fall of 2016, and one pilgrimage group from south India in May 2017 with Vinod Kumar. Sponsored public Yoga classes and satsangs there.

  • Sponsored free bi-weekly public classes in Babaji’s Kriya Yoga, and kirtan events, in 2017 at the Quebec ashram.

  • Conducted a two week Teacher Training in Kriya Hatha Yoga for 7 participants in English, and another one with 13 participants in French at the Quebec ashram in July and August of 2017. Also one in Switzerland attended by 5 participants.

  • Sponsored a mission to introduce Yoga and meditation instruction in public school education, in northern Sri Lanka, attended by more than 700 school children and more than 60 educators.


In the year 2017 - 2018 the Order plans to do the following:

  • Bring initiation seminars to most of the above named countries.

  • Conduct free bi-weekly public asana and meditation classes at our ashrams in Quebec, Bangalore and Dehiwala, Sri Lanka.

  • Publish the book Babaji and the 18 Siddhas in Malayalam and Kannada, the book Voice of Babaji in Marathi and Kannada, and its second volume in Hindi, and the book Kailash in Hindi.

  • Build a Yoga hall, for US$7650, at a public school in Sao Paulo, where our Acharyas are giving daily classes to children.

 

The 31 volunteer Acharyas of the Order and many other volunteer organizers need your support to fulfill this program for the year 2017-2018. Your contribution is tax deductible in Canada and the USA. Send it by December 31, 2017 if possible, and receive a receipt for your 2017 Income tax return. Use your credit card!

Our work is financed entirely by your contributions. There are many persons all over the world waiting to receive initiation. We will send acharyas as we receive the funds needed to pay for travel expenses.

For each donation of US$70/Cn$75 or more, receive a free copy of the new book, “Enlightenment: Its Not What You Think,” in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese. See our bookstore for a description of these. Please indicate the title of the book to send in the Additional Information to the cart in Check Out Now.

Donations may be made payable to "Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas", and sent by check, draft or money order to 196 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 90, Eastman, Quebec, Canada J0E 1P0, or paid by a VISA, Mastercard or American Express authorization by calling 1-888-252.9642 or outside North America +1-450-297.0258 fax: +1-450-297.3957 or make your contribution online here.

If you are in Europe you may find it more convenient to send it by a bank transfer to: Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, account number 406726-0, bank: Caissse Centrale Desjardins du Quebec, SWIFT code: CCDQCAMMXXX, branch: La Caisse populaire Desjardiins du Lac Memphremagog, transit number 50066- 815 or to the Deutsch Bank account: payable to “Marshall Govindan” Deutsch Bank International, BLZ 50070024, account number: 0723106, re. IBAN DE09500700240072310600, BIC/Swift code DEUTDEDBFRA. Please inform info email when the transfer is made.

To make a donation to Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, USA, Inc. via an electronic bank transfer, send it to:
Payable in United States dollars to Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, USA, Inc. 196 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 90, Eastman, Quebec, Canada J0E 1P0
Payment to: Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, USA, Inc
Name of bank:  La Caisse Central Desjardins du Quebec, Complexe Desjardins- 1, suite 2822, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Swift code:  CCDQCAMMXXX
Branch bank name: La Caisse populaire Desjardins du Lac Memphremagog
Branch transit number: 50066-815
Account number 840034-3 (US dollars)

Notify upon arrival M. Govindan by fax 1-450-297-3957

To make a donation to our Canadian charity, Babaji’s Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas,  Inc. via an electronic bank transfer, send it to:
Payable in Canadian dollars to Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, 196 Mountain Road, P.O. Box 90, Eastman, Quebec, Canada J0E 1P0
Payment to: Babaji's Kriya Yoga Order of Acharyas, Inc.
Name of bank:  La Caisse Central Desjardins du Quebec, Complexe Desjardins- 1, suite 2822, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Swift code:  CCDQCAMMXXX
Branch bank name: La Caisse populaire Desjardins du Lac Memphremagog
Branch transit number: 50066-815
Account number 406726-0  (Canadian dollars)

Notify upon arrival M. Govindan by fax 1-450-297-3957

 

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