Swami Chidrupananda Giri

Swami Chidrupananda was born and raised in Pasewalk, Germany. While a young man, he worked as a Security Telecommunications Electro-mechanic for a major railway corporation in Germany. Being a seeker of Truth, he read a book titled, Kriya Yoga by Paramahamsa Hariharananda. Afterward, he made arrangements to attend a Kriya Yoga program in June 2000, at the Tattendorf Ashram in Austria. It is there where he met Paramahamsa Prajnanananda and received Kriya initiation from him.


In 2001, he traveled to the USA to meet his Gurudev, Paramahamsa Hariharananda, at Kriya Yoga Institute in Homestead, Florida. After he completed the First Residential Brahmachari Training Course in 2002, at Hariharananda Gurukulam in Balighai, Odisha, India, he joined the Tattendorf Ashram, Kriya Yoga Centre. As a brahmachari, he spent time between the Vienna and Miami ashrams for several years. In 2006, he relocated to Homestead, Florida to join the Mother Center ashram, Kriya Yoga Institute.


In the year 2012, he took Sannyasa initiation at Hariharananda Gurukulam, from his Guruji, Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. His Guruji gave him the name Chidrupananda, which means consciousness in the form of bliss.


Swami Chidrupananda Giri is currently a resident monk in the Mother Center ashram, Kriya Yoga Institute, in Homestead, Florida. He conducts programs and propagates Kriya Yoga throughout the USA. He is also authorized to initiate seekers into the ancient spiritual path of Kriya Yoga.

Upcoming Events
Dec 02 - Dec 04 2022
Shri Gurudev's Mahasamadhi Commemoration Retreat - Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL, USA
Dec 10 - Dec 11 2022
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Jan 05 - Jan 05 2023
Birthday of Paramahamsa Yoganandaji Local Event - Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL, USA
Jan 21 - Jan 22 2023
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Feb 18 - Feb 18 2023
Mahashivaratri Celebrations Local Event - Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL, USA
Feb 25 - Feb 26 2023
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Mar 10 - Mar 12 2023
Atlanta, GA - Initiation Program Initiation Program - Atlanta, GA, USA
Mar 25 - Mar 26 2023
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Apr 07 - Apr 09 2023
Easter Retreat Retreat - Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL, USA
Apr 21 - Apr 23 2023
Higher Kriya Retreat Retreat - Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL, USA
May 06 - May 07 2023
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May 24 - May 28 2023
Shri Gurudev's Birthday Retreat Retreat - Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL, USA
Jun 10 - Jun 11 2023
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Jul 15 - Jul 16 2023
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Youth Retreat Retreat - Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL, USA
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Shri Guruji's Birthday Celebrations Local Event - Kriya Yoga Institute, Homestead, FL, USA
Aug 26 - Aug 27 2023
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Sep 16 - Sep 22 2023
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Oct 07 - Oct 08 2023
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