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Join us for an evening of chanting as we offer tribute to the life and teachings of Lahiri Mahasaya on his Mahasamadhi.

The session will be live-streamed on Zoom and Facebook. Click below to access it.

Lahiri Mahasaya, a direct disciple of Mahavatar Babaji, helped to silently spread the teachings of Kriya Yoga from a remote corner of Benares in the late 19th century. He pioneered the way of inner renunciation while honouring all responsibilities of the material world thus demonstrating that Divine perceptions are not barred to householders.

“Lahiri Mahasaya sought to answer the common challenge: “After performing one’s business and social duties, where is the time for devotional meditation?” The harmoniously balanced life of the great householder-guru became the silent inspiration of thousands of questioning hearts. Earning only a modest salary, thrifty, unostentatious, accessible to all, the master carried on naturally and happily in the path of worldly life.

“Just as Babaji is among the greatest of avatars, a Mahavatar, and Sri Yukteswar a Jnanavatar or Incarnation of Wisdom, so Lahiri Mahasaya may justly be called Yogavatar, or Incarnation of Yoga. By the standards of both qualitative and quantitative good, he elevated the spiritual level of society. In his power to raise his close disciples to Christlike stature and in his wide dissemination of truth among the masses, Lahiri Mahasaya ranks among the saviors of mankind.” – From “The Christlike Life of Lahiri Mahasaya,” Autobiography of a Yogi