Books & Audio Books

Enjoy these insightful and excellent books written by Sri Goswami Kriyananda.

Extraordinary Spiritual Potential

The potential for extraordinary spiritual development exists in everyone, not just a few advanced souls. Spiritual development is closely related to recognizing and drawing upon the wisdom of your intuition. This text offers techniques to develop your intuition from many mystical traditions. It also explains how you can use your intuition to assist others and enhance your spiritual unfoldment.

"Kriyananda is at the vanguard of those who are articulating how ancient spiritual wisdom can heal, balance, and transform our lives today."
-Eric Klein, co-author of Awakening Corporate Soul: Four Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work


The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga

The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga is the most complete text available on the theory and practice of Kriya Yoga. The Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga takes the student step-by-step through the eight stages of Patanjali's Kriya Yoga system and contains extensive chapters on pranayama, meditation, mantra, and hatha yoga, including how specific yoga asanas can be used to balance each of the seven chakras. If you could only have one book on yoga, this would be it!

"The best and most readable book on yoga that I have ever read. It is the main text for my Hatha Yoga Teachers Training Courses."
- Priscilla Potter, Director of The Yoga Connection, Tucson, AZ

"Simply stated, thoroughly presented--an eloquent, informative, and thoughtful reading for students and teachers of yoga."
-Joan Budilovsky, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Yoga, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Meditation, and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Massage


A Meditation for Each Day

A Meditation for Each Day is a perpetual diary containing 366 thoughts (including one for the leap year) to be meditated on daily during your morning Sadhana.

A Meditation for Each Day constitutes a thrilling climax to Goswami Kriyananda's trilogy: Beginner's Guide to Meditation; Intermediate Guide to Meditation; Advanced Guide to Meditation.


Intermediate Guide to Meditation

For anyone who has practiced meditation, this book takes you the next step. Kriyananda focuses on how to create a balanced life by integrating your lifestyle with your practice of meditation.

This companion to Beginner's Guide to Meditation includes additional techniques and advanced methods that will expand the horizon of your awareness and help you gain clarity of purpose in every moment of life.


Advanced Guide to Meditation

Drawing on techniques from a variety of Eastern and Western traditions, Goswami Kriyananda's inspirational new work returns meditation to its rightful place as a spiritual art for self-transformation.

With clarity and profound insight, Kriyanandaji honors the oral tradition of Yoga and offers you the opportunity to experience the ultimate goal of meditation, Samadhi. This unique and comprehensive guide is accessible to everyone seeking a deeper understanding of Life's questions.


The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita or "Song of God" is one of the world's most beautiful teachings on how to live the spiritual life.

Sri Goswami Kriyananda's rendering of the Gita allows the English reader to experience the poetic beauty and mystical depth of the original spiritual classic.


Dictionary of Basic Astrological Terms

A superb reference work, this easily understood dictionary defines the terms required for both beginning and advanced levels of astrological study. This collection, edited by Goswami Kriyananda, serves as an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the ancient science of astrology.

An indispensable addition to the library of any serious student, filled with seldom published esoteric knowledge.


Kriya Bindu

A moving meditative text that inspires seekers towards a greater understanding of the fundamental concepts and goals of Kriya Yoga. (Booklet)


The Laws of Karma

An exploration into the esoteric teachings of Kriya Yoga, this text focuses on the often misunderstood subject of karma, the universal law of cause and effect. A clear understanding of the doctrine of karma reveals how we create, sustain, and transform the conditions of our lives. This book outlines the different types of karma and how they relate to the chakra system. Discover many techniques to soften, balance and neutralize the patterns that may be preventing you from realizing your goals.

"Kriyananda is that rare combination of mystical profundity and practicality that is so badly needed in these challenging times. I recommend his books in the highest possible terms."
-Ray Grasse, author of The Waking Dream


Pathway to God-Consciousness

Originally written as a series of letters to close disciples, this text presents sixteen practical lessons for the soul seeking enlightenment. An inspiring introduction to the system of Kriya Yoga, each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of the spiritual journey: study, direction, self-discipline, healing and keeping the body healthy, balancing the emotions, quieting the mind, and expanding the horizon of awareness. Guidelines and self-help questions in each chapter enable readers to put these powerful teachings into daily practice.

"Kriyananda describes mystical concepts in down-to-earth terms that are easy to understand. His practical wisdom and warm humor add to the enjoyment of his books and tapes which not only contain valuable insights, but also inspire, uplift, and heal."
-Sharon Steffensen, Publisher, Yoga Chicago


The Kriya Yoga Upanishad and the Mystical Upanishads

These versions of classical esoteric texts include specific methods for purifying the subtle body and attaining the enlightened state of consciousness.

A wealth of information on the chakras, the nadis (subtle energy channels), the pranas (subtle energy forces), and mudras (bodily gestures that activate inner states) is introduced in this work.

Goswami Kriyananda's version of this key yogic text includes illustrations and a glossary to make the work more accessible to modern Western readers.


Sun of God: Goswami Kriyananda's Upa Gita

This is Goswami Kriyananda's inspired rendering of the Bhagavad Gita, in upa or condensed form. Based on the classic scripture of Yoga, the Upa Gita is a poem in the English language which freely conveys the essence of the teachings in a modern voice. (Booklet)


Yoga, You, Your New Life

Swami Japananda, one of Goswami Kriyananda's senior disciples, provides an introduction to the yoga lifestyle, using Hatha Yoga as a starting point. She gives beginners advice on developing an appropriate yogic diet, on breathing techniques, and on mantra and meditation.

This book serves as an excellent starting point for those new to yoga, or for Hatha Yoga students who are just beginning to explore other areas of yoga. (Spiral Bound)


The Wisdom and Way of Astrology

A clear, understandable and profound presentation for students on every level, this text returns astrology to its rightful place as a mystical science. This is a reference book which reveals astrology as a tool for understanding oneself, and the world on a deep esoteric level.

The Wisdom and Way contains a thorough overview of astrology including planets, signs, houses, and aspects. Complete chapters on calculations and delineation offer readers the opportunity to learn to interpret a chart with accuracy and spiritual insight.


Isha Upanishad

Goswami Kriyananda's interpretation of one of the shortest but most important of the Upanishads. The spiritual scriptures of Kriya Yoga. (Booklet)


Students are saying …

"Sri Goswami Kriyananda’s Beginner’s Guide to Meditation is the main text I’ve used in my meditation classes for years. Students like that it’s easy to read and at the same time offers insightful thoughts about a very complex subject."

Priscilla Potter, Director, The Yoga Connection, Tucson, AZ

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