Spiritual Practice Through Kriya Yoga

Connection is the essence of the universe.

From the moment we are born we seek connection. Kriya Yoga philosophy and practice shines a light on this innate drive and shows us how to skillfully connect with our true Self and the divine Self of others. Learn and practice superconscious meditation, contemplative dialog, and skills for radiant aliveness every day.

Change your mind, change your behavior, change your relationships, change your life.

In this six-week course, you will:

Learn and practice the two foundational skills for waking up.

Be continuously aware of your essential Self. Amid changes, remain calm, centered, and empowered to succeed by anchoring your attention within and not letting it be dissipated.

Explore five keys to loving relationships.

Our ability to be kind, truthful, generous, prudent, and free determines the quality and experience of our relationships. Be skillful in the art of relationships.

Learn about four universal goals for a fulfilled life.

Live with higher purpose, prosper, enjoy your life, and realize true freedom. Set your sights on living in the highest way. It’s possible when we know how.

Experience five essentials for Self-care.

For spiritually conscious living, self-care is not a luxury it is a requirement. Discover how to make true Self-care a priority every day.

spiritual practice immersion course

“I am the Self, seated in the heart of all beings.”—Bhagavad Gita

In the CONNECT. Course, Yogacharya O’Brian will guide you through six weeks of immersive spiritual practice that transforms your relationship with your Self and with others through Kriya Yoga’s time-tested tools for spiritual awakening.

Connecting is the essence of the universe. Connecting is yoga! It is what makes us come alive and realize our potential.

Our overarching vision of Self- and God-realization must be transformed to discovering yoga as a path, not only for spiritual awakening—knowing the truth of who we are—but transforming, healing, and restoring lives. We are individualized viewpoints of ultimate Reality which transform, evolve, change through interactions—through relationship. Recognizing relationships as the field in which enlightened living occurs makes all the difference.

Through the practices of meditation, healthy living, contemplation, and … dialogue in community we transform our relationships and experience the joy of being fully alive.

  • What makes you come alive?
  • How do we lose touch with our aliveness?
  • How do we reclaim it?


Spiritual Practice Immersion Course with Yogacharya O’Brian

Offered at Center for Spiritual Enlightenment World Headquarters in San Jose, CA and Globally online (live or archived)

6 Tuesday Evenings, 7-9pm

September 18 – October 23, 2018


About the Teacher

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a meditation teacher, poet, writer, and the spiritual director of the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, California. She has taught Kriya Yoga nationally and internationally for more than three decades and has received several community service awards, including the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism from the American Hindu Foundation. Ordained to teach in 1982 by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, her message is “engaged enlightenment” – an invitation to live an awakened, creatively inspired, and fulfilled life, now.

Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian

Yogacharya O’Brian’s published works include Living the Eternal Way: Spiritual Meaning and Practice in Daily Life and Living for the Sake of the Soul, as well as three volumes of poetry including the award-winning 2017 release: The Moon Reminded Me. She is editor of Enlightenment Journal and host of The Yoga Hour, a weekly podcast with listeners in over 130 countries. Her next major book, The Jewel Abundance: Finding Prosperity through the Ancient Wisdom of Yoga, will be released by New World Library in the fall of 2018.