Swami Mangalananda Giri
Born in Germany, Swami Mangalananda grew up near Stuttgart. In 1992, she received Kriya initiation from Rajarshi Peterananda, and then met her master Paramahamsa Hariharananda in 1994. From this time onward, she stayed with Paramahamsa Hariharananda in various ashrams, and also traveled with him throughout Europe. Upcoming EventsSep-14 to Sep-19, 2018: Retreat Riga, Latvia ( Retreat)Sep-28 to Oct-02, 2018: Lanckarona (near Krakow), Poland ( Retreat)Oct-05 to Oct-07, 2018: Hamburg, Germany ( Initiation Program)Oct-12 to Oct-14, 2018: Constanta, Romania ( Initiation Program)Nov-07 to Nov-11, 2018: Frankfurt, Germany - International Retreat, langg. English ( Retreat)Nov-23 to Nov-25, 2018: Stuttgart, Germany ( Initiation Program)Dec-07 to Dec-09, 2018: Mainz, Germany ( Initiation Program)Dec-14 to Dec-16, 2018: Berlin, Germany ( Initiation Program)Dec-24 to Jan-01, 2019: Tattendorf, Austria - Christmas /New Year Programme ( Retreat)Jan-18 to Jan-20, 2019: Tours, France ( Initiation Program)Jan-25 to Jan-27, 2019: Zaragossa, Spain ( Initiation Program)Feb-08 to Feb-10, 2019: Munich, Germany ( Initiation Program)Mar-01 to Mar-03, 2019: St. Gallen, Switzerland ( Initiation Program)Mar-22 to Mar-24, 2019: Bad Wörishofen, Germany ( Initiation Program)Mar-29 to Mar-31, 2019: Tattendorf, Austria ( Initiation Program)Apr-03 to Apr-05, 2019: Lanckarona (near Krakow), Poland - II. Kriya Retreat
After studying philosophy for some years Swamiji began studying medicine in Germany at Tubingen University. However, she chose to continue her medical degree at the University of Vienna, enabling her to complete her studies while simultaneously serving and living with her master. She received her MD in July, 2000.
Shortly after the completion of her studies, in September, 2000, she was ordained as a monk in the Giri monastic order and given the name Swami Mangalananda, which means bliss of auspiciousness. Swami Mangalananda is the first female monk in the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda. She conducts Kriya Yoga programs in the Tattendorf ashram in Austria and throughout Europe.
( Intensive)Apr-05 to Apr-09, 2019: Lanckarona (near Krakow), Poland - 1st Kriya Retreat
( Retreat)Apr-12 to Apr-14, 2019: Valencia, Spain ( Initiation Program)May-10 to May-12, 2019: Athen, Greece ( Initiation Program)May-29 to Jun-05, 2019: Tattendorf, Austria - 1st Kriya and Higher Kriya Retrat ( Retreat)Jun-29 to Jun-30, 2019: Tallow (Cork), Ireland ( Initiation Program)Jul-01 to Jul-07, 2019: Ireland - Meditation and Hiking Retreat ( Retreat)Jul-12 to Jul-14, 2019: Kiel, Germany ( Initiation Program)Jul-26 to Jul-28, 2019: Kirchhatten (Oldenburg), Germany ( Initiation Program)Jul-28 to Aug-02, 2019: Harz, Germany - Walking Retreat
( Retreat)Aug-02 to Aug-09, 2019: Elm, Switzerland - Meditation and Hiking Retreat ( Retreat)Aug-09 to Aug-18, 2019: Retreat Berlin - Wilhelmsaue, Germany ( Retreat)Sep-04 to Sep-11, 2019: Tattendorf, Austria - Ashram Foundation Seminar ( Retreat)Sep-06, 2019: 21st Ashram Foundation Day ( Special Event)Dec-24 to Jan-01, 2020: Tattendorf, Austria - Christmas/New Year Retreat ( Retreat)