Sunday Noon Meditation
January 25

"Harmonizing with Life"
by Swami Satpatyananda

In person at the Temple.

Sunday Afternoon Lecture
January 25

"Spiritual Teachings on Goodness"
by Swami Satpatyananda

Path Makers of old exemplify Goodness experienced within and then, outwardly expressed. This is Conscious Action or Kriya. Spiritual texts and teachers from various traditions including Yoga and Mysticism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism are referenced in this discourse.

In person at the Temple.

Thinking About Becoming A Hatha Yoga Teacher?

Join us for a unique opportunity to observe and participate in our current In-House Teacher Training Program, the longest running teacher training program in the midwest.

What: Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Observation Day

When: February 7, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where: The Temple of Kriya Yoga, 2414 N. Kedzie Blvd.

  • 11:00am Arrival and Check-in
  • 11:30am Asana Training
  • 12:30pm Light Vegetarian Lunch
  • 1:00pm Philosophy Discussion
  • 2:00pm Questions and Answers

Please RSVP by February 5 by emailing us at or calling (773) 342-4600.

Hatha Yoga and Meditation Program

Saturdays, January 10 - February 14, 9:30-10:30 AM

A new 6-week yoga and meditation program taught by Swami K. Japananda (Eileen Ruffer). This yoga program includes hatha yoga (postures/asana), breathing techniques and meditation. Bring greater depth into your hatha and meditation practice. Open your life to the full benefits that yoga has to offer. It is geared toward beginning and continuing students, but enrollment is open to all.

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

Monthly Advanced Hatha Yoga Workshop
February 8, 1:00-4:00 PM

"Backbends - Urdva Dhanurasana - 'Wheel' Pose" with Agnieszka Miskiewicz

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

Sunday Noon Meditation
January 18

"The Practice of Vivifying Your Life"
by Swami Pranananda

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Sunday Afternoon Lecture
January 18

"Attunement to Forms of the Divine - Part 2 (Ganesha, Shiva, Vishnu)"
by Swami Pranananda

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New Awareness SeriesSunday Noon Meditation Series

"New Awareness Series"
by Goswami Kriyananda

This brand new, six-part audio series of Noon Meditations with Goswami Kriyananda will take you through the processes of gaining deeper awareness in your life. These teachings will help you to improve your life immediately, at the very moment of listening and practicing, as well as in the future. Click HERE for more information and to register for online access.

Sunday Afternoon Lecture Series

"Attaining Profound Meditation"
by Goswami Kriyananda

The more clearly you understand the activities of the mind, the more harmonious your life will be! This new series of 1 PM Lectures will provide you the skills to move your mind into deeper meditative levels. Click HERE for more information and to register for online access.

NEW! Heart to Heart: 4th Fridays at the Temple of Kriya Yoga

Begin your weekend on a positive Kriya Note with a quiet, balanced ending to your week.

Think a new thought, bring greater awareness into your life. Talk to those that are living the yogic life here and now. Discover how the ancient teachings can bring a new dimension to your life. The fourth Friday at 7:00 pm of each month brings a different teacher who has integrated Kriya yoga into their life to share their stories, techniques and experiences in a comfortable living room atmosphere. Donations welcome, refreshments served afterwards.

February 27 Mantra & Meditation

Bringing the Light into Your Life Through Mantra with Katie Lahiff, Swami Nadananda, Mahaswami. A disciple of Goswami Kriyananda, ordained through the Temple of Kriya Yoga, Katie interacts with others in the fields of music and yoga, certified as yoga teacher, a Music-thanatologist and a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist.

Temple Sundays

Rest from the pressures of the world and experience the inspiration of spiritual warmth and wisdom.

At our weekly, non-denominational Sunday Noon Meditations, Goswami Kriyananda or one of the other Temple speakers will share an uplifting message on self-improvement and living a positive lifestyle. Learn to find inner quiet, wisdom and the spiritual key that unlocks the Truth to deeper personal happiness and enlightenment.

AT THE TEMPLE: Music and silent meditation begin at 11:30 AM, followed by the inspirational message. Please join us for tea and fellowship following the Noon Meditation.

One hour, open-level hatha yoga classes are offered at  9:00 AM, 10:30 AM and 1:15 PM on Sundays.

ON THE INTERNET: The Internet broadcasts with Goswami Kriyananda can be accessed online from anywhere in the world. Recordings of the live broadcasts are posted online for later viewing/listening.

Click HERE to learn more and register for access to Kriyananda's online meditations and lectures.

View the Temple calendar for the complete Sunday schedule.

Daily Wisdom from Sri Goswami Kriyananda

Hatha Yoga Classes


Sunday and week night Hatha Yoga classes for beginning and continuing students.

Sundays: 9:00-10:00 AM
Sundays: 10:30-11:30 AM
Sundays: 1:15-2:15 PM
Mondays: 7:00-8:30 PM
Tuesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Wednesdays: 6:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 6:30-8:00 PM

Click HERE to view full schedule.

Wednesday Meditation

Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 PM

Free weekly meditation in the Temple Chapel. All levels. After the meditation, join us for questions and answers and tea from 7:30-8:00. To learn more about Meditation at the Temple, please click HERE.


Please visit the Temple Bookstore and check out our new stock of sale books, used books, incense, candles, greeting cards and gift items!

To listen to weekly, free video recordings from Goswami Kriyananda, click the link above.

Stellar Regions

Article and quarterly insights from Swami Namakirtanananda (Mary Whitney).


Click HERE to view.

Astrological Services

The Temple offers astrological guidance with a uniquely spiritual approach. Because the Kriya Yoga tradition emphasizes the importance of karma in each individual's life, our astrological readings interpret your chart as a map of the karma you have to work with in this lifetime.

Click HERE for more information.

Meanderings with Pujananda

Articles on ancient Astrology, Kriya Yoga and related topics.

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Students are saying …

"Of all the words I have heard and read in my life, Sri Goswami Kriyananda's are the ones that continue to inspire me the most. What he distills from his thorough knowledge of the major mystical schools is a set of practical techniques that encourage self-awareness and compassion.

For many, it is his humor and down-to-earth sensibility that is so appealing; for others, it is his rigorously scientific and mathematical mind; for others still, it is the power of his insight regarding the fusion of the mundane and the spiritual. His is the brilliant achievement of the true Master."

Dr. Ralph Cintron, former Rockefeller Humanities Fellow, author of Maria, Maria Look and Angels' Town: Chero Ways, Gang Life, and Rhetorics of the Everyday