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A Doctor's Perspective

My name is Dr. Zena Bedessee (Taramata) and I received my medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1992 and began practising family medicine thereafter. I was raised in Kitchener, Ontario, and was a child when I first heard of Kriyayoga meditation. Instead of bedtime stories, my parents read excerpts of Paramahansa Yogananda's, "Autobiography of a Yogi" to me. 

Through this great literary work, I became deeply inspired by the Kriyayoga Masters, Mahavatar Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Yukteswar Giri, and Paramahansa Yogananda.

My father, Dr. Manwel Bedessee founded Yog Fellowship Temple in 1983. It is a Centre within the community where you can experience complete health, peace, and prosperity through the scientific practice of Kriyayoga Meditation.

"Kriyayoga Meditation is an ancient, yet ever-new spiritual science which allows sincere practitioners to improve their physical and mental well-being.


The practice of Kriyayoga Meditation is based on the principle of Ahimsa (non-violence) and was the same technique practiced by world-renowned proponent of truth and non-violence, Mahatma Gandhi.

The technique is a complete education that generates the keen intelligence to quickly solve all problems of life, including those related to health, the environment, family, society, the economy, and global welfare."

"Kriyayoga Meditation is an ancient, yet ever-new spiritual science which allows sincere practitioners to improve physical and mental well-being."

"Since meeting Kriyayoga Master and Spiritual Scientist, Swami Shree Yogi Satyam, I have witnessed and examined many people who have significantly improved their health with this simple, yet effective technique. It gives me hope to know that this practice of Kriyayoga meditation can empower people to regain control of their lives.

Over the years, I have observed that the teachings of Swami Shree Yogi Satyam are consistent with the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. 


As a physician, I was aware of the limitations of medical treatments available to help my patients cope with their illnesses, pain, and stress. I realized something more was needed for them to experience true healing - and this was Kriyayoga Meditation. 


The complete nature of this spiritual science has attracted many physicians and alternative health care practitioners who are seeking a more holistic approach to health and well-being."

"In 2005, I became the president of Yog Fellowship Temple, a non-profit organization dedicated to the teachings of Kriyayoga Meditation which promotes complete health (physical, mental and spiritual).
The humanitarian work of our Centre is based on the concept of “Vasudeva Kutumbakum” which means“the world is one family”. All of our work is performed on a volunteer basis. All of our Kriyayoga classes are offered to the community free of charge.

I am so honoured to be a part of Yog Fellowship Temple to serve the community and continue my father's legacy."


Dr. Manwel Bedessee, Founder

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