SKWe thought you’d enjoy knowing about Swami Kripalvanandji’s daily schedule. This time schedule was kept for approximately 30 years, 1950 – 1981.

3: 00 a.m.                                         Swami Kripalu rises

3: 00 – 3: 30 a.m.                             He showers etc.

3: 30 – 6: 30 a.m.                             Meditation

6: 30 – 7: 15 a.m.                             Shower, then public darshan

7: 15 – 8: 30 a.m.                             Writing

8: 30 – 10: 00 a.m.                           Meditation

10: 00 – 10: 30 a.m.                         Mealtime

10: 30 – 12: 00 noon                         Writing

12: 00 – 2: 00 p.m.                           Meditation

2: 00 – 4: 30 p.m.                             Writing

4: 30 – 9: 00 p.m.                             Meditation

9: 00 – 3: 00 a.m.                             Sleep

During the time allotted for writing, Swami Kripalu wrote books and letters. All unexpected work, meetings, traveling and reading were reserved for those times.

The meditation time scheduled eclipsed a full 11 hours to insure 10 hours were always completed. If a special celebration or public appearance compelled Swami Kripalu to deviate from his normal routine, he would stay awake longer to make certain he had 10 hours for practice. During those meditation periods, Swami Kripalu would play the harmonium, chant and surrender to the manifestations of Shakti. These kriyas continued even in sleep.