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Four Paths of Higher Yoga

Join us to be in the divine presence of Himalayan monk, His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda, who is being hosted by Pralaya Yoga Studio and the renowned yoga teacher, Robert Boustany.

His Holiness will share a discourse on the four paths of higher yoga, Sanskrit chanting and a short guided meditation. Learn about the four main paths of higher yoga, mantra-yoga, laya-yoga, haṭha-yoga and rāja-yoga, as expounded in the extant Sanskrit literature. In this context, His Holiness will enlighten the gathering about the traditional meditation approaches of these four paths and if and how they are interconnected. The discourse will address – can haṭha-yoga be practiced without recourse to rāja-yoga and vice-versa?

His Holiness will also discuss how the Himalayan Kriya Meditation system of Tryambaknath (Mahavatar babaji) is divided into four main paths of kriya-mantra, kriya-laya, kriya-vinyāsa and kriya-yoga, and if such a division is at all related to the traditional four main paths of higher yoga. He will share how the Himalayan nath yogis use the integrated kriya system based on the foundations of higher yoga and meditation.

His Holiness will reveal a brief history of Yoga based on the ancient Sanskrit texts. In this regard, he will talk about the ancient references of Hiranyagarbha-Śāstra as the foundational text on Yoga, the historicity of Patañjali Yogasutra, and how the compilation of Yogasutra came to be in its current form.

A blessing line (darshan) will be offered after the conclusion of the discourse and a short guided meditation.

Holiness is a Himalayan monk of the ancient Vedanta order, who is a kriyāyogi and a meditation master from the combined heritage of rishi sages and nath yogis. He was awarded the degree of Mahāmahopādhyāy (DLitt et Phil) by the university system in India due to his scholarly and meditative interpretation of Sanskrit literature. He teaches cardinal philosophies of Vedanta, Sankhya and Yoga with exquisite clarity and initiates seekers into Himalayan meditation techniques. He is the spiritual founder of Self Enquiry Life Fellowship and head of the Hansavedas Mission.

fellowship will begin at 6:30pm at Pralaya Yoga Studio (2303 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006). Kindly arrive early to check-in and be seated. We expect a full house, so only pre-registered guests will be admitted.

Entrance is free with registration, but love donations to support the Houston fellowships are deeply appreciated.

For further information please contact the Houston Seva Volunteers:



September 19, 2018


6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Pralaya Yoga Studio
2303 Dunlavy Street
Houston,TX77006United States

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