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.

Event Title Event Type Acharyas/Monastics

Boston, MA

Jul-26 to Jul-28, 2019
Intensive Swami Adhyatmananda Giri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Detroit, MI - Homa and Intensive

Jul-27 to Jul-28, 2019
Special Event Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

San Diego, CA

Aug-02 to Aug-04, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson, Yogacharya Lucy O'Brien

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Aug-02 to Aug-04, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Phoenix, AZ

Aug-03, 2019
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Tampa, FL

Aug-03, 2019
Intensive Swami Chidrupananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

Aug-03 to Aug-04, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Dallas, TX

Aug-09 to Aug-11, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya John Williams, Yogacharya Parikshit Pandya

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL - Summer Retreat

Aug-09 to Aug-11, 2019
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

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

Aug-10, 2019
Special Event Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda, Swami Adhyatmananda Giri

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

Aug-10, 2019
Special Event Swami Gurusharanananda Giri, Swami Avyaktananda Giri

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

Aug-10, 2019
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Aug-17 to Aug-18, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Rocky Mountain Regional Retreat

Aug-17 to Aug-21, 2019
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Fort Wayne, IN

Aug-18, 2019
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri

Seattle, WA - West Coast Retreat

Aug-23 to Aug-26, 2019
Retreat Yogacharya Amit Chatterjee, Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri

Baltimore, MD / Washington DC - East Coast Retreat

Aug-23 to Aug-25, 2019
Retreat Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar, Yogacharya John Williams, Yogacharya Denise Hunt, Yogacharya Kim Hunt

Boston, MA

Aug-24 to Aug-25, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: 5th Annual Veggie Taste of Joliet

Aug-24, 2019
Special Event

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO -Intensive -  Birthday of Lord Krishna

Aug-25, 2019
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Birthday of Lord Krishna

Aug-25, 2019
Special Event Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Milwaukee, WI

Aug-30 to Sep-01, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

St. Louis, MO

Sep-01, 2019
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Rochester, NY 

Sep-06 to Sep-08, 2019
Intensive Yogacharya David Strassner, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Aspen, CO

Sep-06 to Sep-08, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Albuquerque, NM

Sep-06 to Sep-08, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Sep-07 to Sep-08, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Cleveland, OH

Sep-07, 2019
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri

Raleigh, NC

Sep-13 to Sep-15, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Madison, WI

Sep-13 to Sep-15, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL - Kriya Millennial Get-together

Sep-14 to Sep-15, 2019
Special Event Swami Gurusharanananda Giri, Swami Avyaktananda Giri, Swami Chidrupananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL - Fall Retreat & Foundation Day Seminar

Sep-16 to Sep-22, 2019
Retreat Yogacharya Amit Chatterjee, Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Yogacharya Bhadrayu Pandya, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Yogacharya Nisha Pandey

Temple of Compassion - Burton, TX - Foundation Day Seminar

Sep-24 to Sep-27, 2019
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Gurusharanananda Giri, Swami Avyaktananda Giri

Toronto, ON

Sep-27 to Sep-29, 2019
Intensive Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL ::Teachings of Lahiri Mahasaya

Sep-29, 2019
Special Event Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Prabuddhananda Giri

Santa Barbara, CA

Oct-04 to Oct-06, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson, Yogacharya Lucy O'Brien

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Fall Homa / Navaratri

Oct-05, 2019
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Albuquerque, NM

Oct-05 to Oct-06, 2019
Intensive Brahmachari Dhyanananda, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Annual Durga Homa

Oct-06, 2019
Special Event Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Swami Prabuddhananda Giri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Foundation Day Seminar

Oct-08, 2019
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Minneapolis, MN

Oct-11 to Oct-13, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya John Williams

Nashville, TN

Oct-11 to Oct-13, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Vairagyananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Oct-12 to Oct-13, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

Oct-12 to Oct-13, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Detroit, MI

Oct-18 to Oct-20, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Columbus, OH

Oct-18 to Oct-20, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Yogacharya David Strassner

Milwaukee, WI

Oct-19, 2019
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

St. Joseph, MI

Oct-20, 2019
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Temple of Compassion - Burton, TX - Go Navaratri Celebration / Texas Retreat

Oct-27 to Nov-07, 2019
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Gurusharanananda Giri, Swami Avyaktananda Giri

Madison, WI

Oct-27, 2019
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Deepawali Celebration

Oct-27, 2019
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL ::Celebration of Light

Oct-27, 2019
Special Event Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Memphis, TN

Nov-01 to Nov-03, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Swami Purnatmananda Giri

Los Angeles, CA

Nov-01 to Nov-03, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya Richard Peterson, Yogacharya Lucy O'Brien, Yogacharya Kaushal Gokli

Baltimore, MD / Washington DC

Nov-01 to Nov-03, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar, Yogacharya Kim Hunt, Yogacharya Denise Hunt

New York City, NY

Nov-01 to Nov-03, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Yogacharya John Williams

Fort Wayne, IN

Nov-03, 2019
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kansas City, KS

Nov-03, 2019
Intensive Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL - Higher Kriya Retreat

Nov-07 to Nov-10, 2019
Retreat Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO

Nov-08 to Nov-10, 2019
Initiation Program Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL

Nov-09 to Nov-10, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Phoenix, AZ

Nov-15 to Nov-17, 2019
Initiation Program Yogacharya John Williams, Yogacharya Kaushal Gokli

Cleveland, OH

Nov-15 to Nov-17, 2019
Intensive Brahmachari Tapananda, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Cincinnatti, OH

Nov-17, 2019
Intensive Swami Prabuddhananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Retreat in Rajasthan, India

Nov-21 to Nov-28, 2019
Retreat

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Thanks Giving Intensive - Attitude of Gratitude

Nov-24, 2019
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL - Gurudev's Mahasamadhi Program

Dec-01 to Dec-03, 2019
Special Event Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Residential Brahmachari Training Course - for Guests

Dec-01 to Feb-29, 2020
Special Event Paramahamsa Prajnanananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Celebrating Mahasamadhi of Paramahamsa Hariharananda

Dec-01, 2019
Special Event Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Temple of Compassion - Burton, TX - Gurudev's Mahasamadhi Program

Dec-03, 2019
Special Event Swami Gurusharanananda Giri, Swami Avyaktananda Giri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Gurudev's Mahasamadhi Program

Dec-03, 2019
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL

Dec-07 to Dec-08, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Matrukrupananda Giri, Swami Prabuddhananda Giri, Yogacharya Durga Chunduri

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Chanting of the Bhagavad Gita

Dec-08, 2019
Special Event Yogacharya Durga Chunduri, Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL 

Dec-14 to Dec-15, 2019
Initiation Only Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Brahmachari Tapananda

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ

Dec-15, 2019
Intensive Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: Celebrating Christmas & Teachings of Jesus Christ

Dec-22, 2019
Special Event Swami Sahajananda Giri

Kriya Yoga Institute - Homestead, FL - Holi Days and New Year's Seminar

Dec-24 to Jan-01, 2020
Retreat Swami Chidrupananda Giri, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Temple of Compassion - Burton, TX - Christmas Seminar

Dec-24 to Dec-25, 2019
Special Event Swami Gurusharanananda Giri, Swami Avyaktananda Giri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - Christmas Eve  & Christmas Day Program

Dec-24 to Dec-25, 2019
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Temple of Compassion - Burton, TX - New Year's Program

Dec-31 to Jan-01, 2020
Special Event Swami Gurusharanananda Giri, Swami Avyaktananda Giri

Temple of Peace - Denver, CO - New Year's Eve & New Years Day Program

Dec-31 to Jan-01, 2020
Special Event Swami Purnatmananda Giri, Yogacharya Srinidhi Baba, Brahmachari Dhyanananda

Kriya Vedanta Gurukulam - Joliet, IL :: New Year Meditation (2020)

Jan-01, 2020
Special Event Swami Sahajananda Giri