2012 Kriyayoga Seminar on Truth & Non-violence
with Kriyayoga Master, Swami Shree Yogi Satyam
Euclid Ohio October 2-6, 2012
Euclid City Councilman Scott Lynch hosted Swami Shree Yogi Satyam of India along with Dr. Zena Bedessee and supporters of Truth and Non-violence on October 2, 2012, at the Irish-American Club East Side (22770 Lakeshore Blvd. Euclid OH 44123), to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday, the "International Day of Non-Violence."
Kriyayoga Master, Swami Shree Yogi Satyam
Seminars held from Tuesday October 2nd to Saturday October 6th explored Kriyayoga Meditation, practiced by Mahatma Gandhi, as a way to understand how Non-violence helps society.
Swami Shree Yogi Satyam is making a special trip to the United States to lead the seminar classes in greater Cleveland. Mr. Satyam is a master of Kriyayoga Meditation, which is the same practice of Mahatma Gandhi, who was initiated by Paramahansa Yogananda of India in 1935.
Paramahansa Yogananda was the honored guest and speaker in Boston in 1920 for the 2nd Conference of World Religions hosted by the Unitarian Church. Yogananda is the author of the unique spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi, which has continuously been accepted as a best-seller since its first edition in 1946.
Swami Shree Yogi Satyam
After completing his work of North America, Paramahansa Yogananda entered into mahasamadhi (conscious exit from physical body) in front of a foreign delegation of 50 countries, including ambassadors and diplomats, who were present at a large banquet organized at the Los Angeles Biltmore Hotel. At his last supper and departing farewell, Yogananda forecasted his next life's work, saying "O India! I will be there!" He then left his body consciously. The absence of any visual signs of decay in the dead body of Paramahansa Yogananda for weeks without any medical aid demonstrates the real effect of Kriyayoga even after death. Yogananda's body was in a phenomenal state of immutability - no odor of decay emanated from his body at any time. This proved that Kriyayoga practice brings the state of Non-violence even after death.
Scott Lynch, councilman in Euclid Ohio and an advocate of Kriyayoga Meditation,told of how Gandhi would pair Truth with Non-Violence and how they follow that practice.
Lynch told how the practice can empower people to solve their own problems, including health issues.
Dr. Zena Bedessee ("Swami Taramata Satyam") travelled to Ohio from the greater Toronto area to assist in the seminars by revered Swami Shree Yogi Satyam. She is the President of Yog Fellowship Center for Kriyayoga Meditation (Canada/North America), and is a family physician trained at the University of Toronto, with a particular expertise in explaining the benefits of a plant-based diet and spreading Kriyayoga scientifically.
Councilman Scott Lynch told how Northeast Ohio is unique in accepting diverse cultures because of the friendliness of the Midwest combined with the cosmopolitan city.