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Celebrating MahaShivaratri


A Vedic prayer to Lord Shiva says: 

Karpura gauram karunavataaram 

Samsara saram bhujagendra haram  

Sada vasantam hrdayaravinde 

Bhavam bhavani sahitam namami  

Pure white like camphor, an Incarnation of Compassion 

The Essence of worldly existence, whose garland is the King of Serpents 

Always dwelling inside the Lotus of the Heart 

I bow to Lord Shiva and Divine Mother Parvati together 

This most sacred festival of Lord Shiva falls on the 14th night of the new moon, during the dark half of the lunar month of Phalguna. This is sometime between February and March and this year it fell on Friday 21 February.

This is MahaShivaratri, the Great Night of Shiva. 

Devotees stay awake the entire night on this auspicious night of MahaShivaratri. Some perform rituals, chant Vedic mantras, practice spiritual sadhana and meditation. These sacred practices bestow a sense of peace within us and oneness with the world, and brings a sense of deep serenity. Any meditation done on this day is a hundred times more effective. 

It is also astrologically linked: when the sun and moon are in a particular alignment, it helps to elevate the mind. Ancient seers said such days were congenial for spiritual practices. According to Indian astrology, there are certain days and time frames in a year that are conducive to spiritual growth and meditation. MahaShivaratri is one such day.  

MahaShivaratri is a New Year for spiritual seekers. It is considered as an auspicious day for spiritual growth and material attainment. On this night, when the constellations are in a favourable position, it is very auspicious for meditation. Hence meditating is considered to be the most important aspect to experience the Shiva tattva.
MahaShivaratri was celebrated at the ashram on the 21st of February, through the worship of Lord Shiva and Divine Mother Parvati, and the lineage of our Divine Masters.

MahaShivaratri puja at the Ashram

Let the blessings of the Lord Shiva and Divine Mother Parvati and the lineage of Kriya Gurus be upon all of us on the path to liberation.


Praying for all.

From your ashram,
Centre of Kriya Meditation - Kriya Vidya Mandir

Global 24 Hour Meditation Chain

Remembering Paramahamsa Yogananda's Mahasamadhi Day

Saturday 7 March

As part of the 100 year global celebration of Yoganandaji coming to the west, there will be a Global 24 Hour Meditation Chain on 7 March that starts right here with us in Australia, and will continue on around the world across the subsequent 24 hours.

The Global 24 Hour Chain Meditation will be held from 2:00am GMT on March 7 to 2:00am GMT the next day. Centers and kriyavans across the globe will meditate at various times during that period, ensuring that we have an unbroken chain of meditation going on throughout the twenty-four hours.

All centres will dedicate their prayer during the meditation to Australia as this country tries to recover from the great bushfires that have ravaged it.
You can join a special guided meditation session at the following locations:

Time: 10am – 11am local time
Venue: Australia Asia House, 275 Stirling St, Perth WA 6000

Time: 2pm – 3pm local time
Venue: Dharma Circle Collective, Level 1, 569 Barkly Street, West Footscray

Time: 2pm - 3pm local time
Venue: Centre of Kriya Meditation – Kriya Vidya Mandir, 226 Macdonalds Rd, Lisarow, 2250 NSW
In case you are not able to join a centre for the meditation, you can meditate on your own, anytime between 2am GMT on March 7 and 2am GMT on March 8. 

Arrival of the Master

Countdown to April!

As you know, Sri Guruji will be arriving in Australia in the month of April. His infinite wisdom and blessings will be upon us in the form of the retreat and other events. No time is as well spent, as time in the company of a realised Master.

If you haven’t yet booked in for the retreat (15th – 19th April), check out the details here: 

Paramahamsa Yogananda

Vision in Action Event - Saturday 25 April 

We are also pleased to invite you, your friends and family members, to join us on Saturday 25th April, when we will celebrate the 100th year anniversary since Paramahamsa Yogananda arrived in the West.  

A wonderful day is planned with Sri Guruji and revered guest speakers. The day will be accompanied by traditional devotional music and a delicious vegetarian lunch. For further details and to book your ticket (by donation) please visit:

And, here is a link to the flyer for the event. We would be very grateful if you would please share this as much as possible across your networks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter etc.

Ashram Foundation Day

Sunday 26 April 

Also keep in mind on Sunday 26th April, we will celebrate the Centre of Kriya Meditation -Kriya Vidya Mandir’s Foundation Day.

More details to come soon.  We'd love to see you there!

March Events at the Ashram

7th: Global 24 Hour Meditation Chain, 2pm-3pm

9th: Mahasamadhi Day of Sri Yukteswar
“Every happening in our life helps us to open a new chapter and go further on our journey.  If we stick to our old habits and memories again and again, we will not go forward.”


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