Swami Sahajananda Giri

Swami Sahajananda was born in a quaint village in Odisha, India. Swamiji was blessed to have darshan of Paramahamsa Hariharanandaji while studying in college. The short meeting left an indelible mark on his mind which prompted him to look for the master when he moved to USA for work and study. In 2000, he visited the Homestead, FL ashram to meet the great Guru and with his blessings learnt Kriya Yoga meditation. 

In 2010, with the blessings of Paramahamsa Prajnanananda ji swamiji left is worklife and joined the monastery. In 2016, Paramahamsa ji, blessed him and ordained him in the Giri order of monk hood with a name best suitable of his attitude spontaneous joy. Sahajananda means one who rejoice in the joy of Self. 

Swamiji is based in Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam, the monastery in Joliet, IL



Upcoming Events
Nov-08 to Nov-18, 2018: Temple of Compassion - Burton, TX - Go-Navaratri Celebration / Texas Retreat ( Retreat)
Dec-02, 2018: Shree Gurudev's Mahasamadhi and Holiday Celebration @ Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam ( Special Event)
Dec-08 to Dec-09, 2018: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL ( Initiation Only)
Jan-01, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: New year Meditation (2019) ( Special Event)
Jan-06, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Celebrating Birthday of Yogananda ( Special Event)
Jan-20, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Celebrating Sanyal Mahasaya’s life ( Special Event)
Feb-10, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Worship of Divine Mother Saraswati ( Special Event)
Mar-03, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Celebration of Mahashivaratri ( Special Event)
Mar-10, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Celebrating Mahasamadhi of Shriyukteshwarji ( Special Event)
Mar-17, 2019: Cincinnatti, OH ( Intensive)
Mar-24, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Celebrating Color Festival (Holi) ( Special Event)
May-18, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joiliet, IL - Tithi Puja ( Special Event)
Jun-01, 2019: Detroit, MI - Homam ( Special Event)
Jun-21 to Jun-23, 2019: Bozeman, MT ( Initiation Program)
Aug-03, 2019: Phoenix, AZ ( Intensive)
Aug-09 to Aug-11, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL - Summer Retreat ( Retreat)
Sep-06 to Sep-08, 2019: Rochester, NY  ( Intensive)
Sep-27 to Sep-29, 2019: Toronto, ON ( Intensive)
Oct-05 to Oct-06, 2019: Albuquerque, NM ( Intensive)
Oct-12, 2019: Charlotte, NC ( Intensive)
Oct-13, 2019: Raleigh, NC ( Intensive)
Oct-20, 2019: Kansas City, KS ( Intensive)
Oct-27, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL ::Celebration of Light ( Special Event)
Nov-15 to Nov-17, 2019: Cleveland, OH ( Intensive)
Dec-01, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL - Gurdev's Mahasamadhi Program ( Special Event)
Dec-08, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Chanting of the Bhagavad Gita ( Special Event)
Dec-22, 2019: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Celebrating Christmas & Teachings of Jesus Christ ( Special Event)
Jan-01, 2020: Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: New Year Meditation (2020) ( Special Event)