A yogic exploration of life’s deepest mystery

“Master of his body and mind, the Kriya Yogi ultimately achieves victory over the ‘last enemy,’ death.

‘So shalt thou feed on Death, that feeds on men:
And Death once dead, there’s no more dying then.’ (Shakespeare, Sonnet 146)

— Paramhansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi

Swami Kriyananda often called Death the “Final Exam.” The ultimate teaching of all yoga-science is the possibility of making this transition with complete freedom of consciousness.

Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, this webinar combines the metaphysical aspects of this great mystery with practical insights on how to understand, prepare for, and befriend this mystical transition that each of us must one day experience.

The yogi who, during his lifetime, has practiced withdrawing his energy and consciousness from the body is able to greet death as an old friend. Permanently released by conscious transition, he emerges from the body with great joy. — Swami Kriyananda, The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita

Recorded March 10, 2021 for over 200 participants
Duration: Two Hours


This 2-hour webinar covers:

      • The metaphysical purpose of death
      • What exactly happens at the time of death
      • Are our loved ones truly lost after death? If not, where are they, and can they be contacted?
      • Understanding Paramhansa Yogananda’s statement “Breathlessness is deathlessness”
      • Overcoming all fear and anxiety related to death, dying and bereavement
      • Yogic precepts for helping others deal with grief and bereavement
      • Achieving victory over death: Practical ways to tap into your true, deathless nature

Enroll and Receive

    • A 2 hour HD recorded video webinar with the instructor
    • A handout with in-depth articles and practical guidelines on the webinar topic by Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda.
    • Six-month access to the webinar and materials.
    • Access to personal email support from the instructor.

Brahmachari Sagar

Brahmachari Sagar
resides in the Ananda Monastery located at Ananda Village in Northern California. Born into a family of kriya-yogis, Sagar read Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi at a young age, an influence that culminated in his decision to serve Yogananda’s mission through Ananda.

Sagar led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years and has served Ananda’s work in India and the US as a teacher and counselor to students and as a meditation and stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporates.

Sagar currently serves in Ananda’s Online Ministry. He is one of the principal instructors for the Ananda Course in Meditation and has helped create several online offerings such as the full-length courses The Yoga Teachings of Jesus, Karma and Reincarnation and the webinars The Anatomy of the Astral Body, Losing the Fear of Death Through the Science of Yoga, and How to Stand Unshaken amidst Life's Challenges. You can read some of his articles here.

Prior to commencing his life of service at Ananda, Sagar was a graduate student with full scholarship at Boston University and holds advanced degrees in Engineering.

29 reviews for Losing the Fear of Death through the Science of Yoga

  1. 5 out of 5

    This deep topic is certainly inevitable for all of us. Through recognizable examples that are synchronized Sagar shows us and makes us understanding how to understand the process of Death. He also lets us take a look in where we end up after death. Inspiring and clarifying.
    I strongly recommend this webinar.

  2. 5 out of 5

    This webinar addressed a broad range of issues and questions related to death and dying. Sagar did a fantastic job fielding and answering those questions from the yogic perspective. Thank you Sagar!

  3. 5 out of 5

    As a physician who practiced emergency medicine for 25 years and one who has also studied principles and practices of palliative care medicine, this topic of Losing Fear of Death Through the Science of Yoga has special significance to me.

    There exists a beautiful union of western medicine and Yogic Teachings and techniques. As physicians, we have some treatments and techniques to ease pain and suffering from disease, and sometimes to even cure it. But, we are not magicians, nor are we God. There are some things we do not know, somethings we cannot cure. At some point, every person who is born on this earth, passes away. However, as health care providers, we can educate about what tools we have and offer what comfort is in our power.

    In his course, Sagar addresses many important existential questions that, I believe, when addressed by an individual from a state of calm focus, AND, preferably BEFORE an acute illness or injury occurs, can make the difference between a beautiful death versus a tormented death. Through the techniques and teachings of traditional Yoga…that which Ananda Yoga is…there is the wisdom and peace available to comfort us all…that is all of us, the ones who provide care as well as the individual and those he/she loves and who loves him/her.

    I not only recommend this webinar but also can’t wait to see it’s evolution!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Enjoyed the webinar Sagar, thank you!

  5. 5 out of 5

    As a cradle Catholic, I had quite a fear of dying as I was growing up, being fearful of an stern God who would be quick to condemn me. As an adult I have been so enriched by the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and so grateful for all the blessings that have come to me via the courses that are offered through Ananda. Sagar’s course on dying was excellent–clear and concise. Since I am more of a visual learner rather than audio, I really appreciated the printed material that was part of the course.

  6. 5 out of 5

    It’s presented beautifully in such a way to show the spirituality of this “final exam” so we have clarity and no fear.
    I quote Khayyam “delay no more as I meet my Beloved”.
    A realistic course that puts me at ease.
    Thank you Sagar

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sagar’s knowledge on this topic is clear & well understood. His use of analogies & stories were very helpful in providing an easily understood picture of the topic he was discussing. He’s just an excellent teacher! I highly recommend this course to anyone who has questions about the death & dying process. It can only bring you greater ease in facing this final exam.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sagar conducted this webinar in a very confident and enlightening way, thank you very much for that! The handout is sensational and really swept me off my feet, I felt deeply moved while reading it and I found explanations for past experiences. Thank you so much for your beneficial work at Ananda, God bless you!

  9. 5 out of 5

    My big gratitude to Sagar, he has made me less fearful about death, however I believe my fear is not dying but the “immaterial world” , after we become non-physical, and thinking about karma, who will judge me about my karma, and of course the other side is not a replica of life as we know it. Sagar excellent lecture gave us peace of mind and an extensive material to learn and meditate about it, he has give us some relief about death, with some examples from our daily life that we can reflect upon and accept the inevitable.
    Thank you Sagar.

  10. 5 out of 5

    This webinar came to me as a gift from God. Heartfelt thanks, Sagar, for giving me Light on the hard topic of Death, especially since I’m passing through a time of separation from my spouse who transitioned just two months ago. Now I have a framework about what death is and means, and it feels reconciling.
    Sagar is an illuminated soul and treats the subject with Tenderness and Compassion. I am truly grateful.

  11. 5 out of 5

    In yoga, we learn how to die the moment we are born. This insightful webinar helps one understands why death happens, and how to embrace the inevitable without fear. More importantly, it helps us discern what we ought to start doing immediately in preparation for the moment. It is never too late to begin the preparation. Practice, practice, practice: the Science of Kriya Yoga. Fantastic teaching. We are grateful for your wisdom, Sagar.

    Humble blessings.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sagar approaches a challenging topic in a light and gentle manner. He blends science and spiritual truths in a practical way. His examples and analogies are clearly understandable. I found this presentation quite uplifting.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sagar provided a practical approach to dealing with the fear of death by explaining how there are broader powers and systems at work. The session gives valuable insight to those who are open to hearing what he has to say.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Thank you Sagar! Excellent presentation! Very helpful.

  15. mm
    5 out of 5

    Losing the Fear of Death is such an inspiring and educational webinar. It gives you a new perspective on this sensitive subject. Sagar’s approach was from his heart and not from “cold spiritual mathematics.”
    This topic gives you so much material to theorize for hours but Sagar presented it from a practical point of view. He addressed different ways in which we can lose the fear of death based on the science of Yoga.
    The course provides good reading material to dive deeper in the subject as well as several book recommendations.
    Everybody should take this course and get educated and prepared for our “final exam.”

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sagar’s presentation on Losing the Fear of Death was so well done and highly educational. i shared it with a friend and she promptly went to the website to order it. The levity of which the material was presented was delightful, as well as his honesty in sharing what he knows as heart and soul wisdom.

    I look forward to the next course. It’s terrific that Ananda offers these courses at a reasonable fee for those seeking truth to deepen our spiritual path. Namaste.

  17. 5 out of 5

    This course was just what I needed! I lost a sister to Covid and experienced a few other deaths in my family. It felt too much. This course helped me to put it all in perspective. I am so glad I did. Sagar presented it in a way that was easy to understand and made sense to me. Thank you Sagar. I feel so much better!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Oh my God! This is a wonderful program! Reminding us what we already know in our heart of hearts!
    I felt Sagar spoke not just generally, but to the souls present at that moment to uplift and restore us! Many insights to give us courage and perseverance and deep understanding! Thank you Sagar!❤️Carla from Rockport, Massachusetts

  19. 5 out of 5

    The clarity and Sagar’s warm caring delivery mixed with humour kept me engaged for the whole of the 2 hours. Thank you Sagar

  20. 5 out of 5

    When my dad passed away ten years ago, I was heartbroken to the point that I couldn’t eat, dropped 17 pounds just like that, and developed chest pains. From then on, I wanted to learn as much as I could about death and dying so that it would not be such a miserable experience when another loved one would leave me. This webinar was an excellent investment towards that end. Sagar is an engaging guide; he presented this difficult and fascinating topic in a sensitive and credible way, and used practical everyday-life examples to help us understand concepts. When death makes more sense, then life makes more sense. And we can live more purposefully. Thank you Sagar! Well done.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Wow, what an essential education all would be fortunate to receive. This webinar takes a practical approach to demystifying the greatest question we all contemplate at some point – what happens when we die. It is at the same time comforting, exciting, hopeful, instructive, and logical. Sagar has utmost respect for the subject, while also delivering the information with a delightful lightness and radiance that makes you happy to be in his presence and part of his lesson. Cannot recommend more highly!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Everyone dies, so this subject is relevant for all. Death is associated with extreme fear as we don’t have the relevant knowledge and skill set to face the same to make the most of it. Sagar presented this difficult topic dextrously and the contents of the reading material are very beneficial to those who are interested in looking at fear in its face. Great realisation to know that death has its benefits. We know what we know, we know what we don’t know and we don’t know what we don’t know. This course is exciting intellectually and also experientially. Recommend to all those who die !

  23. 5 out of 5

    I truly enjoyed Sagar’s explanations and already feel I understand what death is.
    Also that we are in charge of our destiny.

  24. 5 out of 5

    I truly enjoyed this 2 hour course, and will watch and rewatch to fully absorb everything mentioned. Thank you for your time and dedication and knowledge. Loved it.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Thank You Sagar for such an enlightening course. Your presentation was right on time, and as everything else so far with Ananda, given me a new way to think about things. I really appreciated the presentation and highly suggest it to everyone.
    Jeff Miller,
    Leutershausen Germany

  26. 5 out of 5

    What a beautiful presentation on what is for most of us a very difficult topic. Sagar’s approach is kind, gentle, informative and most helpful. Thank you, Sagar!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sagar helped me to feel that I have the power to determine the state of my consciousness when I die. The outward circumstances are not as important as my attitude. I can start preparing for it in that way today. This has relieved great stress in these turbulent times when so much is out of my control. Learning the uplifting and practical ways to prepare for this “final exam” is highly recommended.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sagar’s talk was so uplifting and positive about not fearing death. He covered a lot of helpful and inspiring information about what to expect, and he referred a number of times to Yogananda’s teachings in Autobiography of a Yogi. The two hours flew by. Thank you, Sagar!

  29. 5 out of 5

    This class has me totally fired up and super-charged for the practice of dying daily as a dress rehearsal for that beautiful, once in a lifetime moment that will come to us all! Thank you for sharing these teachings with us Sagar! I thoroughly enjoyed the time together on this topic and I will be returning to the recording often whenever I need a reminder of this most important mindset for moving through life and beyond with a calm, focused, loving awareness as my guide for harmonious enjoyment of Divine Mother’s infinite expanse.

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