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.

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.

Upcoming Events
Dec 02 - Dec 04 2022
Veszprem, HU - Initiation Programme Initiation Program - Veszprem, Hungary
Dec 24, 2022 To Jan 01, 2023
Tattendorf, Austria - Christmas / New Year Retreat Retreat - Kriya Yoga Centre - Vienna, Tattendorf, Austria
Mar 10 - Mar 12 2023
München, DE - lang. German - Initiation Program Initiation Program - München, Germany
Apr 14 - Apr 18 2023
Lanckarona, PL - Retreat Retreat - Krakow, Poland
Apr 24 - Apr 27 2023
Kriya Yoga Centre Vienna (Tattendorf), AT - SEVA DAYS Seva Days - Kriya Yoga Centre - Vienna, Tattendorf, Austria
Apr 28 - Apr 30 2023
Kriya Yoga Centre Vienna (Tattendorf), AT - Initiation Programme Initiation Program - Kriya Yoga Centre - Vienna, Tattendorf, Austria
May 04 - May 09 2023
Lugano (Bigorio), Switzerland - Silent Retreat Retreat - Schaffhausen Rüdlingen
Jun 02 - Jun 08 2023
Kriya Yoga Centre Vienna (Tattendorf), AT - First & Higher Kriya Retreat Retreat - Kriya Yoga Centre - Vienna, Tattendorf, Austria
Jul 10 - Jul 18 2023
Elbsteingebirge, DE - Meditation & Hiking Retreat Retreat - Braunschweig, Germany
Aug 22 - Aug 27 2023
Taraska, PL - Retreat Retreat - Poznan, Poland
Nov 08 - Nov 12 2023
Nov 17 - Nov 19 2023
Berlin, DE - Initiation Program Initiation Program - Berlin, Germany
Dec 24, 2023 To Jan 01, 2024
Kriya Yoga Centre Vienna (Tattendorf) - AT - Christmas & New Year Retreat Retreat - Kriya Yoga Centre - Vienna, Tattendorf, Austria