James Donald Walters, more popularly known as Kriyananda, was the founder of a worldwide movement of spiritual intentional communities. These communities were based on the principles of the infamous yogi Paramahansa Yogananda’s and his World Brotherhood Colonies. Besides this, the spiritual Kriyananda was also yogi Paramahansa Yogananda’s direct disciple. Walters was a minister for Self-Realization Fellowship. It was Yogananda himself who appointed Walters for this post. There are numerous books, music CDs and videos by Swami Kriyananda and his website also has lots of Yoga related information.
"Leadership is an opportunity to serve. It is not a trumpet call to self-importance."
Swami Kriyananda passed away in the year 2013 in Assisi, Italy. Walters had numerous guidelines for meditation and practiced the art of meditation on a regular basis. Walter’s spiritual quotes were extremely popular amongst his followers. Walter’s sayings and adages had a profound impact on the yoga community.