In the lineage of Kriya philosophy - Prajnana Mission was founded by Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji, on the advice and divine guidance of his Guru Paramahamsa Hariharananda in 1993. The Mission teaches the discipline of Kriya Yoga to sincere seekers irrespective of caste, creed, sex and religion. It is meant to provide spiritual, mental, physical and intellectual upliftment to those proceeding on the path of self-realization. The Mission is dedicated to the service of humanity through many spiritual, charitable and educational activities.

Aims and Objectives

Prajnana Mission is organized to promote integrated physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth through yoga, meditation, study, discussion, prayer and social service.
  • To promote the practice of Kriya Yoga Meditation either in mass, in group or individually, as imparted and propounded by H.H Paramahamsa Hariharananda and Paramahamsa Prajnanananda.
  • To become the institutional medium for an individual member to attain the highest goal of self realization by simultaneous development of body, mind, intellect and soul through practice of Kriya Yoga taught by Paramahamsa Hariharananda and Paramahamsa Prajnanananda or through the Kriya Yoga Acharyas authorized by them.
  • To establish libraries and/or undertake publication of books, journals and other periodicals that help widen the mental, intellectual and spiritual horizon of the readers.
  • To organize cultural activities, public meetings and symposia and to impart practical lessons on Kriya Yoga for the mental and moral benefit of people in general.
  • To render philanthropic services to the distressed, and weaker sections of the masses, to promote feelings of fraternity among the people irrespective of caste, class, creed, religion and sex and to promote unity and integrity of the society and the nation.
  • To establish educational institutions for eradication of illiteracy of masses and also for inculcating the spirit of fearlessness and dedication among men and women and to train to work for the moral and spiritual improvement of the people.
  • The Society can open branch or branches anywhere as decided by the Executive Committee with the approval of the life president to achieve aforesaid aims & objectives.

Kriya Yoga

Kriya Yoga is an ancient and powerful system of meditation, which promises perfect health, peace of mind and a stress-free life. The people of India have practiced it for many centuries under the guidance of trained teachers. Kriya Yoga approaches the study of the Self with a sense of reflection and introspection so that the spiritual traveler may understand the conditions of his/her mind. The ever-changing mind is the biggest barrier to calmness and self-realization.

In the marvelous teachings of Kriya Yoga we are taught how mind and breath are correlated. We are what our mind is and our mind is what our breath is. Breath is life. Breath is an indestructible gift of God with its own presence. Breath integrates the body and soul. Without proper breathing process, disintegration starts. The physical body starts diverging away from the soul, which is a form of death. Not only the breath, but also its quality or type, or the way each inhalation and exhalation is undertaken, is important to the evolutionary process of becoming a human being.

The significance of breath has been known to human civilizations by realized souls for thousands of years. In the middle part of the 19th century an elusive and mysterious Master Mahavatar Babaji brought this technique to the world through the lineage of Masters Sri Shyamacharan Lahiri, Swami Shriyukteswar, Swamy Sri Bhupendranath Sanyal, Paramahamsa Yogananada, Swami Sri Satyananda and beloved Gurudev Sri Paramahamsa Hariharananda.

Guidelines for life in Ashram

  • Life in the Ashram is a life of continuous spiritual Practice and Worship.
  • Creation of Spiritual Environment is Social life.
  • Publicity and Awareness of Health and Education.
  • Practice and Propagation of Kriya Yoga.
  • Publication of Spiritual Literature.
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