Humanitarian, scientist, and Kriyayoga Master, Swami Sri Yogi
Satyam, returned to the United States in Cleveland, Ohio for the
2009 Kriyayoga Meditation Seminar “Understanding Non-Violence: A
Better Life, a Better World Today” on July 2-13 at John Carroll
250 people attended the Kriyayoga Seminar over its 12-day span, with
a core group of about 60 – 70 people attending regularly and going
deeper into the profound Kriyayoga Science.
Television journalist Ted Henry gave
remarks during the program on July 11th. The evening before, the
well known broadcaster who has shifted his journalistic focus
exclusively to the field of spirituality conducted a captivating
1-hour interview of the Master for people who might be new to
Kriyayoga. The interview emphasized the important way Kriyayoga can
impact the lives of young people, and it revealed how non-violence
and Kriyayoga Meditation can provide the surest foundation stone for
a just and prosperous society.
Former City of Euclid Mayor, David
Lynch, introduced Guruji Sri Yogi Satyam at the beginning of the
program on July 2nd and presented some closing reflections as well
after the final Sunday evening session on the 12th. Mayor Lynch
publicly swore off eating meat because he was so moved by the wide
benefits of a more non-violent lifestyle. After other warm words, he
presented a Mayoral Proclamation declaring Monday July 13, 2009, to
be “Kriyayoga Meditation Day” in the city of Euclid, Ohio, USA.
The Proclamation by clicking on the image given below to enlarge...
The twice daily Kriyayoga classes were
attended by people of all ages, colors, and creeds which could be
taken as a cross section of socially active American culture. Nearly
everyone experienced deeper levels of patience, self-confidence,
tolerance, and understanding. Some found relief from depression and
others even cancelled major surgery due to the healing effects of
This momentous homecoming for Swami
Sri Yogi Satyam to the United States is an exact continuation of the
work of Paramahansa Yogananda, who introduced the ever-new Kriyayoga
Practice to America in the preceding century.
With his main North American
headquarters at Yog Fellowship in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Swami
Sri Yogi Satyam’s American homecoming is more accurately an
expansion of home. Cleveland and Kitchener are situated just off
opposite sides of the Great Lakes. There between America and Canada
stretches the world’s longest undefended, non-militarized border
between any two nations.
The expansion of Kriyayoga and
non-violent living is the herald of peace for all nations. Guruji
Yogi Satyam often stated during the John Carroll University Seminars
that he feels America and Canada to be as one country, and that with
deepening Kriyayoga Practice, you will feel the entire world and
cosmos as One Home and One Family.
Kriyayoga establishes real health, harmony, and peace within the
self, home, and society – it defies all limitations, sects, and
borders. Guruji Sri Yogi Satyam’s deep commitment to spreading the
Science of Non-Violence to the entire world is inevitable with the
deepening understanding of our age and the deepening practice of our
global citizens from India, America, Canada, and all nations of the
The growing business, scientific, and
technological advances which the West has weaved into making the
world a smaller and more connected place this past century is but a
faint scent of the Unity to be felt when Kriyayoga Science is placed
in every home. It is with this sense of vastness and awe that the
people of Ohio bow to Guruji Swami Sri Yogi Satyam and the unifying
practice of Kriyayoga. There is a hopeful atmosphere in Ohio and
America itself after our John Carroll University 2009 Kriyayoga
Meditation Seminar, and it is our sincerest wish to commit our own
genius and our continued, gradual, and joyful practice of Kriyayoga
as the Science of Non-Violence for the benefit of all humanity.