Sydney, New South Wales
Apr-12 to Apr-15, 2018



Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

and Swami Gurupriyananda Giri (centre), Swami Sarvatmananda Giri (right), Swami Samarpanananda Giri, Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri and Swami Sampurnananda Giri

The Australia Kriya Yoga Association (AKYA) is excited to announce that our beloved Swamiji (Guruji) — Paramahamsa Prajnanananda — along with many other monks and teachers will be visiting Sydney in April 2018 to inaugurate our Kriya Yoga Ashram on 18 April at 226 Macdonalds Road, Lisarow. This is the first permanent Kriya Yoga Ashram in the pacific area.

To celebrate this joyous occasion, AKYA will be launching a program of events — A Blaze of Spirituality — the likes of which has never before been seen in our part of the world. Paramahamsa Prajnanananda will be joined by Swami Samarpanananda Giri and Swami Atmavidyananda Giri who have both spent time with us in previous years, and also Swami Matrukrupananda Giri and Swami Sampurnananda Giri. To have the blessing of so many Kriya Yoga monks and teachers is a great spiritual feast.

As part of this program of events, we are delighted to invite you to a Silent Kriya Yoga Residential Retreat from 12-15 April with Paramahamsa Prajnanananda and all these teachers, including our very own Swami Gurupriyananda Giri and Swami Sarvatmananda Giri. This is a rare opportunity to spend a few days with a realised master diving into meditation and seclusion, enlivened by spiritual discourse, and immersed in peace and bliss.

The retreat will be held at Mangrove Yoga Centre, a home for yoga, meditation and spiritual retreats, in a beautiful valley on the NSW Central Coast, just over an hour’s drive from both Sydney or Newcastle, and 40 minutes from Gosford.

  • 3pm, Thursday 12 April 2018
  • Participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the retreat, barring any emergencies.
  • 12pm - 1pm, Sunday 15 April 2018
  • Rooms are communal (female only and male only) with shared amenities. They will be located around the main meditation hall and function room.
What to bring
The Centre provides only a bed and mattress — please bring all your own bedding:
  • pillow/s
  • sheets
  • blanket/quilt or sleeping bag (it may be chilly)
  • towel
You will also need to bring:
  • Toiletries (bio-degradable, non-scented is preferred)
  • Torch (important)
  • Meditation Mat
Bedding Hire Fee
  • If do you not wish to bring your own bedding and towel, you can hire them from Mangrove Yoga Centre for $30 AUD – select “Bedding Hire” on your Registration Form and pay the $30 AUD to AKYA who will pre-order.
NOTE: The Centre only has 50 bedding packages so they will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Post-Retreat Events and Stays
Full details of the Inauguration of our Kriya Yoga Ashram event on 18 April will be available soon. Additional programs may also be organised between 16-17 April and 19-25 April. Details of these events and programs will follow.

During this period, some visiting Kriyavans from interstate and overseas may require somewhere to stay. If you have a spare bed and would like to host another Kriyavan, we encourage you to register with AKYA for home stay as a Host. See the 'Accommodation Information Guide' for more details.

If you are planning to attend the Ashram inauguration event on 18 April, we suggest that you stay close to the ashram property in either Lisarow or North Gosford. The 'Accommodation Information Guide' provides details to assist participants in finding suitable accommodation (including home stay as a Guest) and how to travel to the ashram property.


Downloadable Event Information:

Acharyas: Paramahamsa Prajnanananda, Swami Samarpanananda Giri, Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Gurupriyananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Sarvatmananda Giri

Ride and Room Sharing for this Event ...

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