Uniting the East and West

Celebrating 100 Years of Paramahamsa Yogananda - His Vision in Action

Global Celebrations 2020-21

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of Paramahamsa Yoganandaji's coming to the West, which was a turning point in the history of spirituality in the West and especially on the path of yoga. While the West had only heard the theory of yoga from Swami Vivekananda, Yoganandaji brought the message of yoga in practice. He introduced yoga as a dynamic path and a practical lifestyle, and also introduced related concepts like vegetarian food to the West. 
Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji and the Kriya Yoga International organizations will celebrate this memorable anniversary with global celebrations under the theme "Uniting the East and West. Celebrating 100 years of Paramahamsa Yogananda - His Vision in Action". 
The goal of the celebrations is to share Paramahamsa Yoganandaji's teachings and spread awareness of Kriya Yoga that has been taught by this unbroken lineage of Kriya Yoga masters. Below is a table of currently planned programs for this 18 months celeberations.
Please contact your center/group leader for any question or feedback that you may have.

Global Celebration 2020

2020 Country City Event Weekend Initiation Program
Jan 5 India Bhubaneswar Inauguration of celeberations  
March India Mumbai Public program  
April 15- 19 Australia Sydney retreat  
April 20-25 Australia   programs  
April 26 Australia Lisarow Ashram Foundation Day  
April 27 – May 3 New Zealand Auckland Public event/retreat  
May 6 - Wed USA Cincinnati, OH Public program Weekend initiation
May 7 - Thurs USA St. Louis, MO Public program Weekend initiation
May 8-10 USA Temple of Peace, CO Program/Public event  
May 11 or 12 USA Phoenix, AZ Program/Public event  
May 13- Wed USA Rochester, NY Public program Weekend initiation
May 14- thurs Canada Toronto, ONT Public program Weekend initiation 
May 15-17 USA Kriya Vendanta Gurukulam, IL Program/Public event  
May 20-Wed USA Kansas City, KS Public program Weekend initiation
May 21-Thurs USA New York, NY Public program Weekend initiation
May 22-Fri USA New Jersey, NY Public program Weekend initiation
May 23-27 USA Homestead/Miami, FL Gurudev’s Birthday Seminar  
Sept. 16 -19 USA Boston, MA Pilgrimage  
Sept 20-22 USA Homestead, FL Ashram Foundation Day Program  
Sept. 21  USA Miami, FL FIU Conference  
Sept. 24 -Thurs USA Austin, TX Public program Weekend initiation at Temple of Compassion
Sept. 25-26 USA Temple of Compassion/TX Foundation Day Program Weekend initiation
Sept. 28- 30 Argentina Buenos Aires Public program Weekend initiation
Oct 1 -5 Brasil Sao Paulo Public program Weekend initiation
Oct. 3 Brasil Sao Paulo Ashram Foundation Day  
Oct. 7 Africa      
November India Delhi Program followed by pilgrimage - Allahabad, Varanasi, Ranchi, Kolkata and Habibpur  
Nov. 15-23 India   Go Navaratri  

Global Celebration 2021

2021 Country City Event Weekend Initiation Program
March India   National Retreat in Thiruvannamallai  
April 21 Australia    
April 25- May 2 Australia Sydney Retreat  
May 5 Canada Vancouver, BC Public program  
May 6-9 USA Seattle, WA Ashram inauguration/retreat  
May 12-Wed USA  Detroit, MI Public program Weekend initiation
May 13- Thurs USA Cleveland, OH Public program Weekend initiation
May 14-Fri USA Baltimore, MD Public program Weekend initiation
May 15-Sat USA Washington/Virginia Public program Weekend initiation
May 19- Wed USA  Memphis, TN Public program Weekend initiation
May 20- Thurs USA  Atlanta, GA Public program Weekend initiation 
May 21- Fri USA  Charlotte, NC Public program Weekend initiation
May 22 – Sat USA Dallas, TX Public program
May 26- 31 USA Homestead Ashram Gurudev’s birthday  
July 26 USA Wyoming/Montana Public program  
July 27 – August 1 USA Wyoming Yellowstone Park Mountain Trek  
Sep 16-18 Colombia Bogota Public program  
Sept. 20-22 USA Homestead Ashram Foundation day program  
Sept. 23 USA Houston, TX Public program
Sept. 24-27 USA Temple of Compassion, TX Foundation Day Program  
Sept 28 - Oct. 2 Brasil Brasilia Public program
Oct. 3-4 Brasil Sao Paulo Public program  
Oct. 6-10 USA California programs Public programs Closing programs