North America Events Past Events

The Kriya Yoga International organizations provide ongoing spiritual teaching, training and support for seekers through many types of events , striving to provide an environment that encourages spiritual development and practical application in daily life. The Mother Centers in each region coordinate these Kriya Yoga activities through their affiliated centers and groups. Kriya Yoga Initiation Programs usually consist of a public introductory lecture in the community on Kriya Yoga, and initiation into Kriya Yoga is offered, which is followed by learning the technique and attending Kriya Yoga meditation classes.

Kriya Yoga Retreats are for initiates in this lineage to deepen their understanding of Kriya Yoga and their personal practice. Typically the retreat has a particular theme with many meditation classes and spiritual discourses.

Kriya Yoga Initiation Only is held at a center when there is a yogacharya (teacher) in residence. The seeker receives initiation and attends the meditation classes.

Kriya Yoga Special Event Seminars are national and international programs held at the Mother Centers throughout the year. These seminars honor the masters' birthday and mahasamadhi, Guru Purnima Day, Foundation Day of the ashrams, and other special events. The events include celebrations, meditation classes, spiritual discourses, and other activities, depending on the nature of the event.

Seva Days are usually anywhere from one day to one week in length, and are an opportunity for spiritual aspirants to offer their services to the organization. The activities will often include cleaning, yardwork, and general maintenance at one of the ashrams, or assisting with the logistics of a program (setup, registration, flowers, and the like).

Kriya Yoga Intensive Meditation Programs help those who are already initiated into this lineage of Kriya Yoga to deepen their spiritual practice. It is usually two to three days of intense meditation practice with some satsangs (spiritual discourses).

Kriya Yoga Local Events are listed on only the local center's Web site calendar. These are typically smaller events that are organized for the benefit of local kriyavans.

The Lecture Only event consists of a public talk delivered by one of the Kriya Yoga acharyas.
, striving to provide an environment that encourages spiritual development and practical application in daily life. The Mother Centers in each region coordinate these Kriya Yoga activities through their affiliated centers and groups.

Event Title Event Type Acharyas/Monastics

Ft. Wayne, IN

Aug-20, 2017
Intensive Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri

New York City, NY - East Coast Retreat

Aug-18 to Aug-20, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar, Yogacharya John Williams

Detroit, MI

Aug-18 to Aug-20, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Birthday of Lord Krishna

Aug-27, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kansas City, Kansas

Aug-27, 2017
Intensive Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri

Atlanta, GA

Aug-25 to Aug-27, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Columbus, OH

Sep-02, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Cincinnati, OH

Sep-03, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Cleveland, OH

Sep-09, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Sep-09 to Sep-10, 2017
Initiation Only Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Brahmachari Tapananda

Los Angeles, CA – Public Lecture to Celebrate Paramahansa Yogananda's 125th Birth Year

Mon, September 11, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

Sep-11, 2017
Special Event

Los Angeles, CA - Paramahamsa Yogananda Pilgrimage & Retreat

Sep-08 to Sep-13, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Los Angeles, CA

Sep-13, 2017
Special Event

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Fall Retreat and Foundation Day Seminar

Sep-16 to Sep-22, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - Foundation Day Seminar

Sep-23 to Sep-26, 2017
Special Event Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Vijaya Dashami Homam at Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam

Sep-30, 2017
Special Event Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Foundation day  & Fall Navaratri Homa

Sep-30, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, Florida

Oct-07 to Oct-08, 2017
Initiation Only Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Brahmachari Tapananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

Oct-07 to Oct-08, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - St. Francis Day

Oct-08, 2017
Intensive Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

St. Joseph, MI

Oct-08, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Baltimore / Washington DC

Oct-06 to Oct-08, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Milwaukee, WI

Oct-15, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Austin, TX

Oct-13 to Oct-15, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Oct-13 to Oct-15, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Boston, MA

Oct-20 to Oct-22, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Kansas City, Kansas

Oct-28, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Ft. Wayne, IN

Oct-27 to Oct-29, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Richard Peterson

St. Louis, MO

Oct-29, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Houston, TX

Oct-27 to Oct-29, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya David Strassner, Brahmachari Tapananda

Minneapolis, MN

Oct-27 to Oct-29, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Toronto, ON

Oct-27 to Oct-29, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Dallas, TX

Nov-03 to Nov-05, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Brahmachari Tapananda

Los Angeles, CA

Nov-03 to Nov-05, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Columbus, OH

Nov-10 to Nov-12, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Nov-12, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - Texas Retreat

Nov-10 to Nov-12, 2017
Retreat Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Brahmachari Tapananda

Phoenix, AZ

Nov-10 to Nov-12, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Nov-18 to Nov-19, 2017
Initiation Only Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Brahmachari Tapananda

Higher Kriya Retreat at Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam

Nov-16 to Nov-19, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Seattle, WA

Nov-17 to Nov-19, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Observance of Thanksgiving

Nov-19, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Mahasamadhi Seminar

Dec-01 to Dec-03, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Brahmachari Tapananda

Mahasamadhi Celebration of Gurudev Paramahamsa Hariharananda at Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam

Dec-03, 2017
Special Event Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Temple of Peace, Dever, CO - Mahasamadhi Program

Dec-03, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - Mahasamadhi Day

Dec-03, 2017
Special Event

Madison, WI

Dec-01 to Dec-03, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

Dec-09 to Dec-10, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Dec-08 to Dec-10, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Dec-16 to Dec-17, 2017
Initiation Only Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Peace, Denver CO - Christmas - Birthday of Lord Jesus Christ

Dec-25, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - Christmas Seminar

Dec-24 to Dec-25, 2017
Special Event

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Holy Days and New Year Seminar

Dec-24 to Jan-01, 2018
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - New Year Program

Dec-31 to Jan-01, 2018
Special Event