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, Homstead, FL - Gurudev's Birthday Seminar

May-24 to May-29, 2017
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Ishwarananda Giri, Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui, Swami Sahajananda 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, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Austin, TX

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

Dallas, TX

Jun-02 to Jun-04, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya David Strassner, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Detroit, MI - Fire Ceremony (Homam)

Jun-10, 2017
Special Event Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Jun-10 to Jun-11, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

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

Jun-11, 2017
Special Event Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Cincinnati, OH

Jun-17, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Los Angeles Initiation Program

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

Cleveland, OH

Jun-17 to Jun-18, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri

Columbus, OH

Jun-18, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Atlanta, GA

Jun-24, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Vancouver, BC

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

New York City, NY

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

Boston, MA

Jun-23 to Jun-25, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Prabuddhananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

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

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Guru Purnima

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

Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL - Guru Purnima

Jul-09, 2017
Special Event Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya John Thomas Lopategui

Foundation Day Seminar at Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam

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

7th Annual Interfaith Conference at Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam

Jul-09, 2017
Special Event

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - Guru Purnima

Jul-09, 2017
Special Event

Toronto, ON

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

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

Tampa, FL

Jul-14 to Jul-16, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Atmavidyananda Giri

St. Louis, MO

Jul-23, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri

Cancun, Mexico

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

Paonia, CO

Jul-19 to Jul-23, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Aspen, CO

Jul-27 to Jul-30, 2017
Initiation Only Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

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

Memphis, TN

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

Orlando, FL

Aug-04 to Aug-06, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Brahmachari Tapananda

Bozeman, Montana

Aug-04 to Aug-06, 2017
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

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

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

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

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

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

Aug-10, 2017
Special Event

Phoenix, Arizona

Aug-12, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

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

San Diego, CA

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

Atlanta, GA

Aug-11 to Aug-13, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Albuquerque, NM

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

Veggie Taste Of Joliet at Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam

Aug-19, 2017
Special Event

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

Kansas City, Kansas

Aug-27, 2017
Intensive Swami Prabuddhananda Giri

Dallas, TX

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

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

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

Ft. Wayne, IN

Aug-27, 2017
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri

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

Madison, WI

Sep-08 to Sep-10, 2017
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Rochester, NY

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

Los Angeles, CA - Paramahamsa Yogananda Pilgrimage & Retreat

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

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, Burton, TX - Foundation Day Seminar

Sep-23 to Sep-25, 2017
Retreat 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 Seminar

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

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

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

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

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

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

Milwaukee, WI

Oct-14, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Boston, MA

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

Austin, TX

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

St. Joseph, MI

Oct-15, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

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

Kansas City, MO

Oct-28, 2017
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Toronto, ON

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

Minneapolis, MN

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

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, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

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

Phoenix, AZ

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

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - Texas Retreat

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

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Nov-12, 2017
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri

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

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

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

Seattle, WA

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

Temple of Peace, Denver, CO - Observance of Thanksgiving

Nov-23 to Nov-24, 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, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, 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, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - Mahasamadhi Day

Dec-03, 2017
Special Event

Temple of Peace, Dever, CO - Mahasamadhi Program

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

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, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

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, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Compassion, Burton, TX - New Year Program

Dec-31 to Jan-01, 2018
Special Event