Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, the expert will provide a free chat to bring the public closer to the self-control and knowledge.
Swami Atmavidyananda Giri is a spiritual teacher of babaji’s Kriya Yoga, vice president of Kriya Yoga Institute in Homestead, Florida, united States. Giri, whose first name is Arvind Joshi is in the Coffee Axis, where in Armenia will dictate this Friday at the hotel Zuldemayda salon Santander at 7:00 p. m., the conference ‘Kriya Yoga, ancient science of meditation’. Free entry.
The theme, according to the master leads to an approach to self-knowledge through the breath. From 15 years ago is exclusively dedicated to the teaching of the ancestral technique of meditation. Is also skilled in sacred texts, eastern, western, and indian astrology, yogic practices and ancient ceremonial rituals vedic.
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Born in 1971 in a traditional family brahmin of India in Bhopal, the State capital of Madhya Pradesh. At an early age, the spiritual environment of your family and the guidance given by their parents nurtured in him a sincere desire to find God.
Is the minister of the church, and a mechanical engineer. She has been dedicated mainly to the marketing, he worked in India for many years until they felt the call of the spiritual master and became a monk, named of the monastic order Giri in February 2009 with the name of Swami Atmavidyananda, which means “joy of the self-knowledge of Being”.
After completing his studies and graduating as a mechanical engineer he met Paramahamsa Hariharananda and with the blessing of his was initiated into Kriya Yoga in 1994 at the ashram of Rourkela in India.
After working successfully as a professional and the completion of responsibilities as marketing manager in the year 2002, took the decision to dedicate his life completely to spiritual practice and entered the ashram of Hariharananda Gurukulam in Balighai, Orissa, India, under the auspices of his master, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda.
Traveling to the different centers of the organization located in the united States, Canada, Asia, Europe and South america to impart initiation into the ancient scientific technique. One of those trips brings you to Colombia, where Armenia will be the talk.
How to became a master of Kriya Yoga?
When I was 9 years old I had already decided to be a monk and by the grace of God I received a spiritual teacher from an early age, which I came close to the teachers of Kriya Yoga.
How was that called?
“I need you here, come and help us”. So I quit my job and dedicated myself to being a monk.
What is kriya yoga?
Yoga means union of the individual consciousness with the cosmic and Kri-as the first syllable refers to all the activities of the day-to-day and As to the divinity, the word made indicates feel the divinity in all activities of the being. Kriya Yoga is a very ancient technique and science, which is based on the regulation and concentration on the breath.
What does a monk of the Kriya Yoga?
Teaches Kriya Yoga, gives seminars, I have studies of writing and as a teacher I am a priest. I have many duties, such as the elaboration of ceremonies, advising the people and do charity activities. I participate in dialogues on economic and accounting knowledge of Kriya, and that’s why I travel half way around the world.
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Is this the first time in Colombia and Quindio?
I’ve been in Colombia for 30 times and, in Quindío about 7 times. My spiritual master came to Bogotá in 1974, after they began to open meditation centers in the country, including the department.
Will be in the «eje Cafetero» doing some activities, what is it?
I’ll be up next Sunday, and will offer three public lectures on the scientific technique of Kriya Yoga. Also visit a rehabilitation centre for young people with substance abuse problems —Pereira—, to show you how meditation can help change your life. The Saturday and Sunday, there will be initiations of babaji’s Kriya Yoga, so that those who want to get started, you are welcome. During these days, both in the morning and in the afternoon there will be group meditations.
What a person needs to begin in the Kriya Yoga?
The first thing that is needed is love for God with sincerity, to deliver a symbolic offering to the initiation, can be flowers or fruits. The most important thing for this is the commitment to transform the life.
Why do you participate in activities?
We are all children of God, but we have forgotten, in addition to our duties as worldly we must always keep in mind that we are one with God, because when we forget that we suffer. If we want to free ourselves from suffering, we must cultivate love for God.
Lily Dayana Restrepo