A Six-Module Online Video Course with
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian
There is divine potential in the heart of every person that awaits our recognition and cooperation. Once we discover this innate potential, what was once a deep yearning becomes the dynamic cause that inspires us to live in the highest way. We can all know why we are here, how to fulfill our divine destiny and experience lasting happiness.
Engage in this six-week online course with Yogacharya O’Brian and learn how to meditate and live by spiritual principles. This course, based on the science of Self-realization of Kriya Yoga, will provide the method, practices, and philosophy that will facilitate the direct encounter with your divine Self that will transform your life.
Change your mind,
change your consciousness,
change your life!
Learn to meditate and to live by the spiritual principles that will enrich your life, support your ability to awaken to your innate divine potential and thrive in every area of your life. The time-tested skills for meditation and healthy living taught and practiced in this course will transform your body, your mind, and your life.
Learn the time‐tested teachings and practices of Kriya Yoga that can purify the mind and body and eliminate obstacles to Self- and God-realization.
Experience the Self that is beyond thought activity through the practice of Superconscious meditation.
Transform the ego into a transparent, luminous vehicle for the higher true Self and come into healthy relationship with others, and with our world.
Learn five practical tools for developing the essential skill of Self‐referral that can lead to a joyous fulfilled life.
Examine the four aims of life that help us to become both spiritually aware and worldly wise, and contribute to living with balance, integrity, and joy.
Explore the universal nature of discipleship that arises when the yearning for liberation becomes our predominant urge and we are ready to fully embrace the awakened life of Self‐realization.
Living the Eternal Way
Spiritual Meaning and Practice for Daily Life
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O'Brian (Uma) is a western woman who teaches the riches of Indian philosophy in a fully accessible and inspiring way for newcomers and longtime practitioners alike. Ordained by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, she has been teachings for more than four decades.
She is a Kriya Yoga teacher, writer, poet, and the spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, California. She teaches nationally and internationally and has received several community service awards, including the Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism.
Along with her service as a meditation teacher and esteemed Yogacharya, Ellen Grace O’Brian is the Founder of Carry the Vision, a community nonviolence educational project bringing meditation instruction to staff and children in schools, the prison population, and other segments of society.
Kriya yoga is a very practical path. It helps us to use our discernment and use our intellect to explore the nature of truth, the nature of the mind, and the nature of reality. It helps us to live a healthy life by learning how to take care of the body and mind, and find a way to a truly fulfilling life through spiritual realization.
Weekly video instruction with Yogacharya O’Brian shares teachings and philosophy of Kriya Yoga for awakened living. View and study at your convenience; this will guide you throughout the course and help establish a vibrant spiritual foundation for your life.
Weekly video practice sessions with Yogacharya for time-tested, universally applicable spiritual practices to awaken your heart, purify your mind, and enhance your wellbeing. View and practice throughout the course to deepen your experience of the teachings.
Every week, along with the course videos, you will receive a PDF study guide to support you with practical information about how to apply spiritually-based principles for an awakened, fulfilled life.
An easy-to-use, exclusive, and purpose-built site where you will receive access to all of the Live the Eternal Way course materials.
Participate in an exclusive private forum with faculty and other Live the Eternal Way learners to support and enrich your journey.
Your tuition for the course provides funding for free How to Meditate classes for others in need through the nonprofit organization, Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Your enrollment will bless others in infinite ways.
Engage comfortably at your own pace, on any device through your private dashboard. Or, download lessons as PDF docs for offline study. It's up to you.
"Live the Eternal Way has offered me the opportunity to learn how to live skillfully and in accordance with timeless spiritual practices. Yogacharya O’Brian speaks with encouragement and offers instruction about lifestyle changes that lead to powerful positive transformation."
Ayurvedic Health Counselor
"Live the Eternal Way course provided me with the necessary support and structure for exploring a life of higher purpose. It helped me to learn how to integrate and practically apply the mysticism of ancient spiritual truth into the fabric of my daily life with simplicity, balance, and patience."
Daniel M. D.
"Live the Eternal Way came at a pivotal moment in my life. I clearly remember Yogacharya O’Brian asking the question, “Are you living in alignment with your values?” At the heart of my answer was a deep calling to begin living my highest life. Throughout the class, I was given clear tools for how to discern what it is for me to live in alignment with my values and how to actualize that in my life."
"In Live the Eternal Way, Yogacharya O’Brian offers ancient teachings, spiritual inspiration, and practical applications that can support a life of peace, love and wholeness. Yogacharya has a beautiful way of expressing and explaining life principles that can enhance a seeker’s clarity and transformation."
Dr. Paula W.R.
“Live the Eternal Way provides practical guidance for living life in wholeness and joy. Yogacharya O’Brian’s teaching helped me see past limiting ideas and beliefs, and gave me new tools to work with challenging situations. The freedom I’ve gained has been transformative, both personally and professionally."
Silicon Valley Executive
"Studying with Yogacharya O’Brian is like taking a journey into a familiar but unknown place, where you eventually discover that you are already home. She is a superb teacher! Live the Eternal Way has supported me to learn how to arrange conditions in my life so that I can thrive in every way as I live in harmony with my soul and make a positive contribution in our world."
Sylvia L., M.Div.
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Your Live the Eternal Way enrollment gives you lifetime access to all course content. You will have easy access to an archive of all your content. In addition, the course materials are all downloadable — you can save lessons, practices, and study guides to your computer if you would like to. Once you access your course materials, they are yours to keep and use.
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The philosophy and practices offered in this course are inspired by the Vedas, the most ancient scriptures known to humanity. You will find specific references to the Rig Veda; three systems of Indian philosophy that arose from the Vedas—Samkhya, Yoga, and Vedanta; as well as teachings from the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, and the Upanishads. The entire content of this course was exclusively created by Yogacharya O’Brian and specifically crafted for those ready to explore their path of purposeful living.
Not at all. Anyone interested in studying yoga philosophy, methods and practices can benefit from this course. While it is principally drawn from the wisdom of the East, it is universal in its approach and outlook.
Live the Eternal Way course has been carefully designed to support you every step of the way. Each lesson provides detailed instructions and guidance to help you stay engaged and make steady progress. You will be notified by email when a new module becomes available. You also get access to the private Live the Eternal Way community, allowing you to post questions and comments, and get help and inspiration from the community and faculty. Everything is structured in a way to help you get the maximum benefit from the course!
No. The course is carefully designed for newcomers as well as experienced spiritual practitioners. It is self-paced and has no requirements other than your own engagement!
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