Yogiraj Shyama Charan Lahiri

Shri Tinkori

Shri Satya
Charan Lahiri

Shri Shibendu Lahiri


  • At Mahajan Sabha, Main Hall, Sector 37-C, Chandigarh 160036, India
  • 18-Jan (Fri) Pre-Initiation Talk – 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • 19-Jan (Sat) Initiation – 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • 20-Jan (Sun) Review – 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM



  • No food intake three hours before the initiation. Have a shower or bath before initiation.
  • Bring six different flowers of your choice to be offered at the altar of initiation, symbolising six impediments to be eliminated by the Grace. Lust, anger, greed, self centred activities, infatuation and jealousy.
  • Five different fruits. All our actions are generated by the five organs of sense. We are interested in pure actions, not in the fruit of actions. Thus the fruits are surrendered at the altar and becomes “prasad” (benediction) during the initiation.
  • One coconut offered at the altar symbolising the dropping of ego.
  • Three milk sweets (substituted by three chocolates here). This representing the three Laya-Yoga teachings which are the quintessence of the whole Vedantic Lore.
  • One packet of incense, representing the fragrance generated when selfishness burns out.
  • One unmarked envelope containing a voluntary “pranami” (Guru-Dakshina) to your capacity, to be made at the end of initiation, when you come to receive blessings.
  • Items two to six are returned to the initiates as “prasad” (benediction) for them, their family Wear loose fitting clothing. If desired bring a yoga pad or pillow to sit on.


Despite all tall claims by others, no one is perhaps as authorised as Shibendu Lahiri (born 1939), the great grandson of famous house holder Yogi Lahiri Mahashay (1828-1895), to spread the authentic teachings and techniques of Kriya Yoga in the world today.

Shri Shibendu Lahiri

Yet he says in utter humility that wise wields no authority and those in authority are not wise! Organisations assert authority, but authenticity may be lacking. Mobilisation may create a mafia, but the most sacred may remain untouched. Cultism has no place in matters deeply spiritual.

Lahiri Mahasay (Full Name: Shyama Charan Lahiri) became known to the truth seekers all over the world through Paramahamsa Yogananda’s famous book “Autobiography of a Yogi”, which has been translated in many languages.

Shibendu has the distinction of receiving the original Kriya process in the age old Rishi-tradition of India, that is, from father to son – generation after generation. Thus the process here passed, through knowledge and genes, from Shyama Charan to Tinkori to Satya Charan to Shibendu who was initiated in 1960 by his father Late Satya Charan Lahiri at the family shrine “Satyalok” D 22/3, Chousatti Ghat, Varanasi – 221 001 (India).

Kriya Yoga : Kriya means action and Yoga means integration. Kriya Yoga emphasises integration of separative consciousness (generated by unceasing movement of thought) with an awakenedness (that is, a non-elective holistic attention free from mental fragmentations) through actions of perception and not through the activities of conceptualisation.

Kriya deconditions and sets the seeker free from the past karma. It transforms fundamentally the gross ego-centre of the seeker into a subtle individual uniqueness which also includes universality. It brings harmony with the wholeness of life by piercing through the ignorance of the ways of self. It is a unique combination of Hatha-Raja-Laya Yoga. It settles the seeker in his natural state in which his body receives instructions only from glands and Chakras. Thought does not interfere as interloper to create psychosomatic problems and pursuits. Kriya Yoga does not tell stories, does not indulge in miracle mongering to keep the seekers amused in poor and paralyzing consolations. Organisations promoting surmises and fictions are stragglers from the path of truth. Kriya Yoga encourages seekers to investigate if experiencer and the experienced can become one unitary movement without any dichotomy whatsoever.

Like his ancestors, Shibendu Lahiri is also a house-holder and has passed through all aspects being a human so that spiritual journey does not appear too steep for the seekers. He received high university education and supported his family well, through remunerative jobs. His two daughters and their husbands are specialised medical doctors and his only son, also married, is an erudite engineer.

Since 14 January 1988, Shibendu spends his time sharing the teachings and the kriyas all around the world. Year in and year out, he travels at the invitation of devotees and disciples. Countries he has covered so far are: USA (including Hawaii and Puerto Rico), Canada, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, South Africa, Mauritius, Chile (South America), Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, Germany, Bulgaria, Russia, Nepal, Sweden, Netherland, England, New Zealand, Brazil, Greece and of course, various places in India. Many other nationals also came to him during his kriya-Yoga programmes in many places.

Shibendu Lahiri has no organisation, institution, sect or cult. He has no ambition to influence anybody. He only invites seekers to share the insight which flowered, generation after generation, through Kriya process. His yearning is to see that human beings live in peace and amity without ache, agony and animosity, without this monstrous culture of killing and being killed in the name of some fragmented flag or phoney fanatic idea in the name of religion.

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  • Availability of the seats will be on first-cum-first-basis.
  • Registrations for above program will be closed by 18 Jan 2013 afternoon.
  • All instructions / discourse will be in English.
  • Avoid parking of your vehicle on the road or inside the premise of the Mahajan Sabha Bhavan. You may park your vehicle in the Public Park, which is next to the Temple. Alternatively you can use parking place in front of market.
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  • During the program, eatables such as fruits, light snacks and tea will be served.
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