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
May 20 - May 26 2024
Jun 28 - Jun 30 2024
Oldenburg - Kirchhatten, DE - Initiation Programme Initiation - Oldenburg - Kirchhatten, Germany
Jul 02 - Jul 07 2024
Pityny (Olsztyn), PL - Retreat Initiation - Olsztyn, Poland
Jul 09 - Jul 16 2024
Elbsteingebirge, DE - Meditation & Hiking Retreat Initiation - Braunschweig, Germany
Aug 03 - Aug 09 2024
Wildhaus, CH - Meditation & Hiking Retreat Initiation - Zurich, Switzerland
Aug 10 - Aug 15 2024
Wilhelmsaue (Berlin), DE - Retreat Retreat - Berlin, Germany
Aug 17 - Aug 21 2024
Riga, Latvia - Initiation & Retreat Initiation - Riga, Latvia
Aug 31 - Aug 31 2024
NEW ASHRAM - Inauguration, Krakow/Tluczan, Pl Special Event - Krakow, Poland
Aug 27 - Sep 02 2024
Sep 06 - Sep 06 2024
26th Ashram Foundation Day Celebration Initiation - Kriya Yoga Centre - Vienna, Tattendorf, Austria
Sep 03 - Sep 09 2024
Ashram Foundation Seminar, Kriya Yoga Centre Vienna (Tattendorf) Retreat - Kriya Yoga Centre - Vienna, Tattendorf, Austria
Sep 13 - Sep 15 2024
Stuttgart, DE - Initiation Programme Initiation - Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 04 - Oct 06 2024
Barcelona, ES - Initiation Programme Initiation - Barcelona
Oct 18 - Oct 20 2024
Tours, France Initiation - Tours, France
Nov 01 - Nov 03 2024
Mainz, DE - Initiation Seminar Initiation - Mainz, Germany
Nov 06 - Nov 10 2024
Nov 22 - Nov 24 2024
Berlin, DE - Initiation Programme Initiation - Berlin, Germany