Swami Kriyananda Dies at 86 - Direct Disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda


Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) (1926 – 2013), one of the foremost proponents of yogic teachings in the world, died on April 21, 2013. In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, he became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramahamsa Yogananda. He was one of a few remaining direct disciples of Yogananda.

Kriyananda, who was born J Donald Walters, breathed his last at 12 noon India time at his home in Asissi, a spokesperson for Ananda Sangha said here.

He was actively associated with Ananda Sangha.

Swami Kriyananda wrote around 140 books and 400 pieces of poetry. He also gave thousands of lectures around the world.