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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, Bhagavan Krishna, Jesus Christ, 

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 physical and mental well-being."

“My father was a long-time student of Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) founded by Paramahansa Yogananda in 1920. He introduced our entire family to Sri Yoganandaji’s teachings which helps to unite people of all faiths.


After meditating and studying the SRF lessons, he realized that he needed to create a space for all Truth seekers. This eventually materialized in the form of Yog Fellowship Temple.


Through my father’s example, I was inspired to learn and practice this meditation technique which is the path of seeking oneness with God.”

"From 2005 to 2023, I was 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. I invite you to visit Yog Fellowship Temple to feel the presence of the Self-Realized Masters.


Dr. Manwel Bedessee, Founder

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