Was ist Kriya Yoga?

Mahasamadhi of
Paramapadma Dhiranandaji




On April 1st, 2011 around 6 o’clock pm our most venerable
spiritual teacher left his body and entered mahasamadhi.

After performing the final rites according to the Indian tradition
his ashes were immersed in the river Ganga.

 On Good Friday, April, 22nd 2011, a large number of his students assembled
for a commemoration ceremony in Regensdorf, Switzerland.


commemoration of Dhiranandaji as pdf-file 1

 Paramapadma Dhiranandaji (Web-Fotoalbum)






With a thankful heart we think and remember of our spiritual teacher
Paramapadma Dhiranandaji
ith the following sloka from the Guru Stotram:

“We greet the glorious guru who has shown us this truth
which is undivided and infinite and which transcends
the whole universe, either in motion or motionless”.

Paramapadma Dhiranandaji has helped his students to burn much of their karma taking it onto his body until the very end of his life on earth. Despite his illness which resulted from that fact, he had guided a Kriya-Yoga-Seminar five days before his mahasamadhi and had given advice to his students on telephone until an hour before he was consciously leaving his body. He has been teaching Kriya-Yoga for 34 years in Europe and has inaugurated more than 30.000 students.

A great soul (mahatma) has passed. Though he has promised to be always there for us, we will miss him a great deal. His teachings were to feel and to live unity with atma (the individual divine soul) in every moment. This is what Kriya-Yoga is about and what Paramapadma Dhiranandaji used to live in any moment. Every illuminated being is present in every human being as cosmic consciousness. Though Paramapadma Dhiranandaji has left his physical body we will be connected with him forever.

One of his main messages was: “Learn to accept!” In accepting we will discover non-attachment. Flexibility is a spiritual virtue. There are two more important things on our spiritual path, mentioned by Rishi Patanjali in the Yogasutras as well as by Sri Krishna in the Bhagavadgita: abhyasa (regular practice) and vairagya (non-attachment).

Paramapadma Dhiranandaji often said: “Kriya-Yoga is just like being in a boat rowing in the fog, keep rowing – some time you will reach the divine shore.”

Let’s follow Dhiranandaji’s lifework by putting his message of Kriya-Yoga into practice (according to the saying: one ounce of practice is better than a ton of theory!)