The Cross and The Lotus Publishing, Seattle, Washington.
The Cross and The Lotus Publishing, Seattle, Washington.

elcome to the Cross and the Lotus Publishing web site. We are dedicated to the Realization of the Universal Vision of God and to the propagation of published works that help point us to that goal.
This web site also contains the works of Swami Ramdas for whom we feel such great reverence. Swami Ramdas helped Mother gain her complete Realization of God after Master's (Paramhansa Yogananda's) Mahasamadhi.
The Reverend Mother Yogacharya Hamilton first met her Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, in the year 1925. Mother spoke of her first meeting with Master (Paramhansa Yogananda), "He took my hand, looked into my eyes and I felt an electric shock go from my toes to the top of my head. From that moment to this I was his!"   The Cross and The Lotus.
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s Master had asked Mother to initiate others into Kriya Yoga and to carry on his work, so do we strive to do so today. With an unbroken lineage of Guru-disciple relationships, we feel, and ask for, the blessings and grace of Jesus Christ, Krishna, Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda and Mother Hamilton.

ith that fateful meeting in Seattle Washington, Mother began her ascent from the human to the Divine, following her Guru with loyalty, faith and a pure heart. He later ordained Mother a minister and gave her the title Yogacharya, one of six in the world organization and the only woman. He asked Mother to initiate others into Kriya Yoga, rare permission from the great Guru. Mother continued to teach and carry on the sacred Guru-disciple relationship as requested by her Guru. She gained Mahasamadhi, conscious exit from the body, on January 31, 1991.

The Cross and the Lotus symbol was designed by Mother Hamilton and is now used for the distribution of her publications and those publications that compliment her work.

everend Yogacharya David R. Hickenbottom continues the Kriya Yoga lineage. He first met his beloved Guru in March of 1974 and was initiated into Kriya Yoga in June of that year. Mother ordained David a minister in 1984 and later gave him the title Yogacharya, meaning Teacher or Master of Yoga. Mother passed her spiritual mantle on to David and asked him to continue to serve all sincere souls.

We are a non-sectarian, non-affiliated group of souls who are sincerely working to manifest the will of these great Masters of Yoga: Union with God. May you find inspiration in your own God-ward path at this site.


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