Our vision is based upon the principles of plain living and high thinking inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda and the Self-realization family of yoga and spiritual teaching, with a special emphasis on the perspectives expounded by Yogananda’s direct disciples James Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda) and J. Oliver Black (Yogacharya). 

We follow the path of Kriya Yoga and promote it by teaching classes, guiding group meditations, conducting spiritual services, and building cooperative spiritual communities. 

We emphasize spiritual experience over religious dogmatism. 

We see the fundamental spiritual unity of all humanity. 

We promote the practical application of spiritual principles to daily life. 

We encourage spiritual retreats focusing on inner communion with God.