His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda expounds on the practical aspects that distinguish the four Himalayan Siddha Kriya meditation practices with regards to taking initiation into one of these paths. During this discourse, he draws from his meditation lineage that is based on the combined heritage of nātha adepts and r̥ṣi sages (rishi). His Holiness delineates the four meditation paths that he teaches as per the guidance of great Himalayan nātha adept, Tryambaknath (also popularly known as Mahavatar Babaji). His Holiness offers initiation into these four distinct paths of the Kriya meditation system named as KriyaYoga, KriyaLaya, KriyaVinyasa and KriyaMantra. Servers, seekers and devotees wishing to learn an authentic Kriya meditation practice can choose from one of these four paths based on their inclination, temperament and time commitment. This introductory summary was shared during the birthday celebration of Adisankara, the monk who revived Vedic philosophical thought in and around 500 BCE.
Recorded live from a discourse at the birth anniversary celebration of Ādiśankarācharya on 30th April 2017 at a memorial fellowship in Santa Barbara, California.