A Doctor's Perspective...
would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Dr Zena Bedessee and I received my medical degree from the University of
Toronto in 1992 and began practising family medicine in 1994. I was
raised in Kitchener, Ontario, and was a child when I first heard of
Kriyayoga meditation. My father, Dr. Manwel Bedessee founded the
Kriyayoga centre, Kriyayoga Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship Temple in 1983. It is a centre within
the community where you can experience complete health, peace, and
prosperity through the scientific practice of Kriyayoga Meditation.
Kriyayoga Meditation is an ancient, yet ever-new spiritual science which
allows sincere practitioners to completely cure physical and mental
illnesses. In short periods of time, many have healed themselves of such
physical ailments as malignant breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes,
high blood pressure, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, bronchial asthma, and
more. The practice of Kriyayoga meditation is based on the principle of
ahimsa (non-violence) and was the same technique practiced by world
renowned proponent of truth and non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi. The
technique is a complete education that generates the keen intelligence
to quickly solve all problems of life, including those related to
health, the environment, family, society, the economy, and
Since meeting Kriyayoga Master and Scientist, Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, I
have witnessed and examined many people who have significantly improved
their health with this simple, yet effective technique. It gives me hope
to know that this practice of Kriyayoga meditation can empower patients
to regain control of their lives. As a physician, I had felt limited
by the medical treatments available with which I could only partially
help my patients cope with their illnesses, pain and stress. They were
not complete cures to the problems of life. By the practice of Kriyayoga
meditation, those who suffer from health problems are able to free
themselves from lifelong dependence on medications. Because of the
complete nature of this spiritual science, it has attracted
many physicians and alternative health practitioners.
In 2002, I gave up my full-time medical practice to promote health in
the community employing the principles of Kriyayoga. In 2005, I became
the president of Kriyayoga Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship Temple,
a non-profit organization dedicated to the teachings of Kriyayoga
Meditation which promotes complete health (physical, mental and
The humanitarian work of our centre is based on the concept of “Vasudeva
Kutumbakum” which means“the world is one family”. All of our work is
performed on a volunteer basis. All of our Kriyayoga classes are offered
to the community free of charge.
People come from all over the world to our centre to participate in
Kriyayoga programs. They are from all backgrounds, all religions, and
some with no religious affiliation at all. Kriyayoga imparts the true
concept of God and religion which promotes permanent unity among all
people of the world resulting in truth, peace and non-violence. They
learn to live in a community, work together, and cultivate the same
united atmosphere in their own home. This results in a preference for
joint family living rather than the nuclear family. Generation gaps will
diminish as each generation learns from and respects each other's
presence. This will be beneficial for the children who will evolve the
spiritual pace of North America:
· marriages will remain united because each partner shares the
common goal of promoting the spiritual growth of their spouse,
· aging family members are cared for by family with honour and
dignity, decreasing the need in society for old age homes, and a
· united family learns to greet the whole world as one home, and
all its creation (the earth, plants, animals, and human beings) as their
Come and learn about the great work of our centre located right here in
your community. It is the only centre in North America that offers
Kriyayoga Healing Programs that are uniquely taught by Swami Shree Yogi
Dr. Zena Bedessee
Kriyayoga Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship Temple
Kriyayoga Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship Temple
Kriyayoga Meditation Centre -
Yog Fellowship Temple (YFT), a non-sectarian non-profit center, was
built in 1983 by the late Dr Manwel Bedessee, to spread and promote the
teachings of the scientific technique of Kriyayoga Meditaton. Through these teachings, the center is fully confident to promote
health, peace and non-violence to the communities of Canada and to the human race all over the world.
the arrival of Master Shree Yogi Satyam at the center in 1995, the center has grown significantly and many life-changing results have
been experienced. Cures of all kinds – physical, mental, emotional, family and
individual, have been observed without the use of any medications, nutritive herbs of any kind or any
other external aid.
The center is beautifully
situated on a scenic, country property in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. It radiates a
spiritual ambience immediately experienced by all who enter the
premises. Its meditation hall is well-known for its unique architecture,
consisting of a geodesic dome beneath a pyramidal
enclosure, which provides an ideal environment conducive for Kriyayoga
programs and retreats.
Kriyayoga Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship Temple currently serves as the
North American centre for Kriyayoga which hosts classes throughout the
week and has become popular for its retreats. Weekend retreats are
offered monthly at Kriyayoga Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship and semi-annual Healing Programs
conducted by Guruji Swami Shree Yogi Satyam are a popular event at the
centre attracting people from all over the globe.
Healing Program is a condensed, intensive programs of Kriyayoga that enables one to be immersed in Kriyayoga in every way. Participants
gain a deeper understanding of Kriyayoga in a group setting in a short
period of time. Conducted
under the guidance of Kriyayoga Master, Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, one realizes that all healing processes start from
within. Classes are held four to five times daily and the sessions
gives one the opportunity to be amongst other sincere Kriyayoga practitioners,
effect of the Kriyayoga practice due to group vibration
effect. As many important notes are shared during the sessions and
taking notes would be most useful, participants are advised to bring
along a notebook and pen.
the program, the practitioners participate in the purchasing, cooking
and serving of nutrition vegan meals, prepared based on Kriyayoga
Dietary principles. To cover
the cost of the groceries required, money is collected together by the students.
There is opportunity to do all types of volunteer work, employing
Kriyayoga principles, during the sessions.
modest. Practitioners bring along their own pillow, blanket and sleeping
bag, and their own necessary toiletries.
Layered clothing is
recommended to cater to the different types of weather.
are no fees for the classes but donations are welcome to help spread
Kriyayoga worldwide and to help cover the expenses for Kriyayoga
Meditation Centre - Yog Fellowship to
host the program.