Beginning a Practical Daily Meditation Practice
Those who practice the technique of Kriya deeply for even a little while, and sit long in
meditation in the resultant stillness, find that the force of their prayer is doubled, trebled, a
hundred times more powerful. If one enters the inner temple of silence and worships before
the altar of God with prayer and invocation of His presence, he comes quickly. When the
consciousness is withdrawn from the sensory surface of the body and its surroundings and
centralized in the cerebrospinal shrines of soul perception,
that is the most effective time to pray.
— Paramahansa Yogananda
The Second Coming of Christ: The Resurrection of the Christ Within You
Rev. Deborah Simon was trained in the practice of Kriya Yoga and meditation by Rev. Ellen Grace O’Brian founder and senior minister at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in San Jose, CA. A certified mediation instructor, Rev. Simon teaches meditation the way it was taught by her teacher, Rev. O’Brian who was taught by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.
Rev. Simon says, “My spiritual practice is Kriya Yoga, my spiritual approach is interfaith. Kriya Yoga with its daily meditation practice has raised my awareness that everything that I do can be incorporated into my as a spiritual practice . . . if it is with clear intention and if I live in the awareness of my Divine birthright.”
Kriya Yoga technology presents meditation in easy-to-understand steps that can be adopted by anyone. Kriya Yoga is a practice, not a religion. It is a philosophy that allows anyone to have a direct connection with the Divine. Individuals of Christian, Islamic, and Buddhist faiths have found that the practice of Kriya Yoga enhances their relationship with their faith tradition. Calming one’s mind, settling into the quietness of our being allows one to live a tranquil, peace-filled life not so easy pulled by outward forces.
Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy.
Then a full hour is needed.
—The Dalai Lama
In addition the intrinsic value of meditation, there are numerous physical values—
science has proven that meditation has significant health benefits, including and not
limited to the ability to:
- Be able to begin a meditation practice immediately
- Manage stress better and became a more peaceful person
- Become more relaxed
- Notice more frequent flashes of intuition