Nevada City, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2008
Swami Kriyananda, one of the leading spiritual teachers in the world today, has been awarded "Honorary Membership" in the Club of Budapest. This rarified group includes societal leaders like Elie Wiesel, Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan and the Dalai Lama. The Club of Budapest is dedicated to creating a sustainable world by developing a global cultural consciousness. Swami Kriyananda has devoted his life to increasing consciousness by spreading the teachings of his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda.
Swami Kriyananda joins many spiritually conscious leaders in the Club of Budapest's Global Project 2012, including 8 Nobel Peace Prize recipients. The project purpose is to uplift the consciousness of the planet by creating a network of 60 million aware and responsible people all over the world. Those who meditate and follow a spiritual path are the foremost creators of this network.
The Club of Budapest's mission is to be a catalyst for the transformation to a sustainable world through development of a global cultural consciousness. The Club of Budapest is a builder of bridges between science and art, cognition and realization, and between the different cultures of the world. This year Swami Kriyananda celebrates the 60th anniversary as a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda -- author of the classic "Autobiography of a Yogi". Kriyananda is also celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ananda, a model spiritual community he founded. He has authored books that have sold 3 million copies in 30 languages, and composed of hundreds of uplifting musical compositions.###