Compassion in Action, Devotion in Motion

Our Mission

To help awaken our community and world at large to a higher level of consciousness and living.

About Us

Message from Yogananda: Have I found God?”
Inner Culture, May 1938

Ask yourself; “I have been following a religion, or have been changing one for another, but have I found God?
If you find your answer unsatisfactory to yourself, try to sincerely get busy with meditation as taught by the Masters of Self-Realization. ”

 Yogananda Letters to Students of Yogoda & Kriya


About the Awakening Consciousness Fellowship

                        “Truth is not afraid of Questions.”   Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

The Awakening Consciousness Fellowship is an inter-faith, inter-denominational spiritual fellowship accepting of all true religions. We believe that the core teachings are all the same for all true religions and we are accepting of everyone with an open heart and mind. We specialize in the true essence of the religious science of Yoga – Union with Source, specifically Kriya Yoga as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, which encompasses all the Yogas and is also known as Raja or Royal Yoga. We also study sacred texts, such as, but not limited to, the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Tao. We are passionate about uplifting the lives of everyone, everywhere, and so all of our services and gatherings are free of charge. Please feel free to check out our healing services page for our energy healing services.

Currently, we have gatherings in Rome/Utica, Syracuse/Liverpool, and the Canastota/Oneida areas in residential homes, public community centers, and have our own meditation retreat center in Richland, NY.   Our gatherings are always available to everyone. We embrace the core issues of spirituality and present them in a way that is real and practical to modern-day living. We care about you, and have made a place for you here. We hope you’ll find our non-traditional approach to spiritual fellowship and practice both freeing and enlightening.

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Contact Information:
If you have any questions or would like to contact the Awakening Consciousness Fellowship, Yoga House Project, Eckhard Spiritual Center for any reason, please feel free to contact us by using our form by clicking here, by emailing us at, or by calling 315-464-0113.

Meet Our Staff

Guru Ganapatiananda:  Guru Ganapatiananda is a certified Kriyabon yogi who has been studying spirituality for over 25 years. He got his Kriya Yoga initiation in 2006. His full name is Guru Ganapati Ramanuja Dhaasananda. He is also an ordained minister with a PhD in Religious Philosophy and a Doctorate in Religious Science. His passion is to help all of his brothers and sisters of the world reach their Oneness within, and to show his devotion and dedication to this cause, he has taken Saranagati initiation– vows of total surrender to God – from Sri Krishna Jeeyar Swami from the Ranganatha Temple. In 2015, he received an initiation and title of Guru from a mystical and wandering Yogi from India, Yogi Sri Soham. Guru Ganapatiananda is a simple yogi, and is fine with just being called Ganapati, working with his fellow equal brothers and sisters to live a better, higher life.