RESIDENTIAL COURSE: Mahasamadhi First Kriya Initiation

Code: KC0007689
Duration: 3 Days
For those taking the First Kriya Initiation FOR THE FIRST TIME

“If Kriya Yoga is practiced with a sense of inner attunement to one’s own guru, it speedily lifts one to enlightenment.” –Swami Kriyananda

Welcome new initiates! We hope you can come for this weekend devoted to deepening our attunement with the Masters.


N.B. Permission required; see below for information.

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Description

Please note that this programme is only for those taking the First Kriya Initiation for the first time.

If you are already a Kriyaban, you need to go to another page on our site. Please click here.


"Though you lost sight of me, never did I lose sight of you!
I pursued you over the luminescent astral sea where the glorious angels sail.
. . .Patiently, month after month, year after year,
I have watched over you, waiting for this perfect day."
—Mahavatar Babaji

The first Kriya initiation of the modern era was given by Mahavatar Babaji to his householder disciple, Lahiri Mahasaya, in a golden palace which he materialized for this momentous occasion.

Studded with countless jewels, and set amidst landscaped gardens, it presented a spectacle of unparalleled grandeur”. 

It is this grandeur that we discover within us through our practice of Kriya.

As a new initiate, we recommend that you arrive at Ananda early on Thursday in order to enter the flow of the sacredness of Kriya, to feel even more the presence of the Kriya Masters, to change rhythm and mentality.

The first fixed appointment is at 16.00 when you will begin the final phase of preparation for the Initiation with Mayadevi and Premi. Click on the Program button to see the full weekend schedule.

New initiates need to receive permission from Mayadevi; you can write to her at: mayadevi@ananda.it.

Important: This course ends on Wednesday 5 after lunch, but if you would like to stay with us to celebrate Yogananda's birthday together that evening, we are happy to offer you to stay with us until the morning of the 6th after breakfast. (Ask at reception for costs and details).


The total price of your all-inclusive stay, which includes course, board and lodging, is 360 euros (120 euros per day)* in a single room, 270 euros (90 euros per day)* in a double room and 240 euros (80 euros per day)* in a 3- to 5-bed dormitory.

*Membership card not included (18 euros)


We have prepared for you a little guide that you can download and that will help us to welcome you in the best way. You can find it in the MATERIALS section.
General programme (There may be variations)

Thursday
17:30 - 19:30 Energization, meditation
19:30 Dinner
20:30 Orientation and songs by the choir

Friday
7:00 - 8:45 Guided practices
8:45 Breakfast
11:00-13:30 Lesson
13:30 Lunch
16:00 - 19:30 Orientation and guided sadhana
19:30 Dinner in silence
20:30 Guru Kirtan

Saturday
6:00-8:30 guided sadhana for all (new and "old" kriyabans)
8:30 Light breakfast with fruit, juices and herbal teas
11:00 Initiation into the First Kriya
13:30 Lunch
15:30 - 19:30 review, explanations, guided Kriya practice
19:30 Dinner
20:30 Evening programme

Sunday
6:30-8:45 Second review and guided practice
8:45 Breakfast
11:45 Sunday satsang
13:30 Lunch

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Services

The total price of your all-inclusive stay, which includes course, board and lodging, is 360 euros (120 euros per day)* in a single room, 270 euros (90 euros per day)* in a double room and 240 euros (80 euros per day)* in a 3- to 5-bed dormitory.

*Membership card not included (18 euros)

This price includes:
  • full board from dinner on your arrival day to lunch on your departure day
  • all meditations and guided sadhana
  • Ananda Yoga classes
  • the Kriya initiation and Kriya reviews
  • the essentials for your practice: meditation cushions, yoga mats, Aum-board
  • kirtan and other evening programs


Accommodation: information and prices

To facilitate your booking, you can calculate the price of board and lodging with this simple calculator.
To get the total price (with the course price included) you can go to the edition of the course that interests you.




Cost table

Attention: During the Covid-19 period the prices below are no longer applicable. The correct all-inclusive price for each course can be found on its individual page.

 

Single room with bathroom € 72.00
Single without bathroom € 61.00
Double room with bathroom €  56.00
Double without bathroom €  48.00
Triple room with bathroom €  48.00
Triple without bathroom €  41.00
Dormitory (4-5 beds) €  36.00

Note: To the price of lodging and food, you have to add the price of the seminar, that includes all activities: Energization Exercises Lessons, yoga and meditation and evening activities (on most evenings).

Payments can be made in cash, by Eurocheck, credit card (MasterCard and Visa), Bancomat. We can’t accept cash over 1000.00 euros.

Opportunity

Next time you come to Ananda, sign up for the program Yoga in Action to get a taste of community service and receive a discount on the cost of the course. You can choose the option Yoga in Action for any course where this program is available and you can continue with this option as long as you wish. Your service project might change each day.

When we learn to serve with the right attitude, this is a spiritual practice and is called Karma Yoga. The daily practice of Karma Yoga is a joyful and practical spiritual discipline that will benefit every aspect of your life.

At Ananda, there are two levels of the Yoga in Action option:

Yoga in Action Level 1

75€/course of 5 days

With Level 1, you will serve for a period of one and a half hours. This experience gives you a chance to contribute to the beautiful atmosphere of Ananda.

Yoga in Action Level 2

35€/course of 5 days

Yoga in Action Level 2 is only available if you have had prior experience of the Yoga in Action Level 1 option, or any of the Community Living Programs. With Level 2, you will serve for a period of three hours, split into two periods of daily service.

How to Register for This Program

In the page of the course you want to participate to, you will find, if available, the special price of the course with Yoga in action level 1 and 2. When you sign-up on the website or call or write us to book the course, just indicate that you wish to participate to the Yoga in Action Level 1 or 2 program. It’s that easy. Once you arrive at Ananda you will need also to complete a Yoga in Action Form and return it to our reception office.

How to book

You may make your reservation directly here on the website or by phone (+39 0742 813620) or email (info@ananda.it). Your booking needs to be confirmed by our reception office. For courses held online, there is no need to indicate the details of your stay (date of arrival, departure…).

For courses held at our center in Assisi, please indicate your arrival and departure dates and times, the program you wish to attend, your preferred accommodation, your address, phone and email. If you need to modify your reservation, please inform us at least one week in advance.

Our reception office is open from:
Monday to Saturday 9:30-1:30pm, 2:30-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30am, 2:30-5:30pm

For on-site courses, the programmes start on the evening of the day indicated.
If you cannot arrive during office hours, please let us know in advance.

Please contact us to check what translations are available. Courses, both on-site and online, may be cancelled if there are fewer than five participants.

Training paths

Per chi prende l'iniziazione al Terzo e Quarto Kriya PER LA PRIMA VOLTA

"Ogni samskara costituisce un sottile vortice di energia. Ci sono innumerevoli vortici di questo tipo nella spina dorsale... L’energia di questi vortici, quando è resa libera di fluire verso l’alto, contribuisce a produrre un potente fiume di energia, di fronte al quale non può porsi nessun ostacolo." Swami Kriyananda

Questa iniziazione prevede la presenza di Nayaswami Jyotish e Devi.

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Per tutti i Kriyaban che hanno già ricevuto l’iniziazione al Primo Kriya, e non hanno l'intenzione di prendere un'iniziazione superiore.

"Se il Kriya Yoga viene praticato con un senso di sintonia interiore con il proprio guru, esso ci porta rapidamente all'illuminazione". —Swami Kriyananda

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