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

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Maha Shivaratri

Feb-24, 2017
Special Event Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Mahashivaratri

Feb-24, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Feb-25 to Feb-26, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Atlanta, GA

Mar-03 to Mar-05, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Chidrupananda Giri

Cincinnati, OH

Mar-03 to Mar-05, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

New York City, NY

Mar-03 to Mar-05, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya John Williams, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Anniversary of Paramahamsa Yoganandaji's Mahasamadhi

Mar-05, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Phoenix, AZ

Mar-10 to Mar-12, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Charlotte, NC

Mar-10 to Mar-12, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya David Strassner

Baltimore / Washington DC

Mar-10 to Mar-12, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Toronto, ON

Mar-10 to Mar-12, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Santa Barbara, CA

Mar-10 to Mar-12, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Higher Kriya Retreat

Mar-15 to Mar-19, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Mountain Region Retreat

Mar-24 to Mar-26, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Cleveland, OH

Apr-07 to Apr-09, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Dallas, TX

Apr-07 to Apr-09, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya David Strassner, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

Apr-08 to Apr-09, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Good Friday Program

Apr-14, 2017
Special Event Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Good Friday

Apr-14, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Easter Program

Apr-16, 2017
Special Event Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - Easter Program

Apr-16, 2017
Special Event

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Easter

Apr-16, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Charlotte, NC

Apr-20, 2017
Intensive Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Detroit, MI

Apr-22 to Apr-23, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Apr-22 to Apr-23, 2017
Initiation Only Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Brahmachari Tapananda

Raleigh, NC

Apr-21 to Apr-23, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

St. Louis, MO

Apr-21 to Apr-23, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya John Williams

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Apr-21 to Apr-23, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Sanyasa Birthday of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

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

Houston, TX

Apr-28 to Apr-30, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Birthday of Adi Shankaracharya 

Apr-30, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Seattle, WA

May-05 to May-07, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Toronto, ON

May-07, 2017
Intensive Yogacharya David Strassner

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - Mother's Day Celebration

May-14, 2017
Special Event

Celebration : Life of Paramahamsa Yoganandaji at Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam, Joliet, IL

May-11 to May-14, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Spring Homa (Public Event)

May-20, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Tampa, FL

May-19 to May-21, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Chidrupananda Giri

Boise, ID

May-19 to May-21, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Rochester, NY

May-19 to May-21, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya John Williams, Yogacharya David Strassner

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Gurudev's Birthday

May-27, 2017
Special Event Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homstead, FL - Gurudev's Birthday Seminar

May-24 to May-29, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Detroit, MI - Homam

Jun-03, 2017
Special Event Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Jun-03 to Jun-04, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Austin, TX

Jun-02 to Jun-04, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Kansas City, MO

Jun-02 to Jun-04, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson, Brahmachari Tapananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

Jun-03 to Jun-04, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Boston, MA

Jun-09 to Jun-11, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Los Angeles Initiation Program

Jun-16 to Jun-18, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Gold Beach, Oregon

Jun-24 to Jun-25, 2017
Intensive Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

New York City, NY

Jun-23 to Jun-25, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Yogacharya John Williams

Vancouver, BC

Jun-23 to Jun-25, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Jul-01 to Jul-02, 2017
Initiation Only Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Peace, Joliet, IL - Guru Purnima

Jul-08, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

7th Annual Interfaith Conference at Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam

Jul-09, 2017
Special Event

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - Guru Purnima

Jul-09, 2017
Special Event

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Guru Purnima

Jul-09, 2017
Special Event Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam, Joliet, IL - Foundation Day Seminar

Jul-06 to Jul-09, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Pittsburgh, PA

Jul-14 to Jul-16, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Edmonton, AB

Jul-14 to Jul-16, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Toronto, ON

Jul-14 to Jul-16, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya John Williams, Brahmachari Tapananda

St. Louis, MO

Jul-21 to Jul-23, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Cancun, Mexico

Jul-21 to Jul-23, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Jul-21 to Jul-23, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Memphis, TN

Aug-04 to Aug-06, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya John Williams, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

Aug-05 to Aug-06, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - Birthday of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

Aug-10, 2017
Special Event

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Birthday of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

Aug-10, 2017
Special Event Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Birthday of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

Aug-10, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Phoenix, Arizona

Aug-12, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

San Diego, CA

Aug-11 to Aug-13, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Aug-12 to Aug-13, 2017
Initiation Only Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Aluquerque, NM

Aug-12 to Aug-13, 2017
Intensive Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Atlanta, GA

Aug-18 to Aug-20, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

New York City, NY - East Coast Retreat

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

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

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

Dallas, TX

Aug-25 to Aug-27, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Brahmachari Tapananda

Orlando, FL

Sep-08 to Sep-10, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Cleveland, OH

Sep-08 to Sep-10, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Swami Prabuddhananda Giri

Charlotte, NC

Sep-08 to Sep-10, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Rochester, NY

Sep-08 to Sep-10, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Yogacharya David Strassner

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 John Thomas Lopategui, Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Fall Navaratri Homa

Sep-24, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - Foundation Day Seminar

Sep-23 to Sep-25, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Foundation Day Seminar

Sep-29 to Oct-01, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

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

Oct-08, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Detroit, MI

Oct-06 to Oct-08, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

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

Baltimore / Washington DC

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

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

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

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

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

Austin, TX

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

Boston, MA

Oct-13 to Oct-15, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Kansas City, MO

Oct-28, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Ft. Wayine, IN

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

Houston, TX

Oct-27 to Oct-29, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya David Strassner, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Toronto, ON

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

Los Angeles, CA

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

Columbus, OH

Nov-03 to Nov-05, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Nov-12, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Phoenix, AZ

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

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - Texas Retreat

Nov-10 to Nov-12, 2017
Retreat Brahmachari Tapananda

Seattle, WA

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

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Nov-18 to Nov-19, 2017
Initiation Only Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam, Joliet, IL - Higher Kriya Retreat

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

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Observance of Thanksgiving

Nov-23 to Nov-24, 2017
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Temple of Peace, Dever, CO - Mahasamadhi Program

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

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - Mahasamadhi Day

Dec-03, 2017
Special Event

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Mahasamadhi Seminar

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

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

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

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

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

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

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

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - Christmas Seminar

Dec-24 to Dec-25, 2017
Special Event

Temple of Compassion, Brenham, TX - New Year Program

Dec-31 to Jan-01, 2018
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, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda