Sunday Noon Meditation
April 19

"Life is a Unitive Experience: Mantra & Meditation"
by Swami Satpatyananda

In person at the Temple.

Sunday Afternoon Lecture
April 19

"The Work of The Medicine Buddha"
by Swami Satpatyananda

This lecture will describe the work of the buddha of healing and medicine. The "Medicine Buddha" represents a Buddha-nature that we as seekers may aspire to realize. Through the practice of meditation on the Medicine Buddha, we may attune to a state of consciousness which is selfless compassion that helps heal the Spirit.

In person at the Temple.

Heart to Heart Discussion
Friday, April 24 - 7:00 PM

"Karma and Kriya" with Swami Saketananda

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.

This discussion will explore karma, how it is viewed in mainstream society and based within the teachings of Kriya yoga. We will explore how to understand our karma and the actions we can perform to work with and even embrace our karma. Topics include:

  • Karma - real vs. mainstream perception
  • "We are our Karma"
  • Understanding our Karma
  • Actions/Kriyas for neutralizing Karma
  • Meditations on Karma

Swami Saketananda began his studies in yoga in 2003, and is an ordained priest of the Temple of Kriya Yoga. He teaches hatha and meditation, and studies various Eastern philosophies. He lives in Chicago and is a Licensed Real Estate professional.

Meditation Teacher Training Program

Registration is open!

Share the gift of meditation through teaching. This excellent, in-depth certification program is open to the public for those who wish to teach, as well as to those who wish to simply deepen their practice, knowledge and understanding of meditation. This twelve-month home study program offers the ancient techniques from Yogic, Buddhist, Christian, Zen, Agama, Shinto and Sufi traditions. You will learn mantra (primarily Sanskrit) along with the principles of fasting on many levels (verbal, food and sleep).

Click HERE to learn more and register.

Kriya Yoga Seminary

Registration is open!

The Temple of Kriya Seminary was developed more than 30 years ago as a bridge between the Temple of Kriya Yoga and dedicated souls who are called to a life of spiritual service; a life devoted to benefiting others. It is a home study course that will cultivate your spiritual unfoldment, prepare you for the priesthood, and help you to assist those who seek a deeper understanding of themselves, God, and Life.

One of the fundamental principles of Kriya Yoga is the understanding that each of us has the ability to be happy and fulfilled in this very lifetime. One of the best means of achieving this is to share our wisdom and compassion with the world around us.

Click HERE to learn more and register.

Thinking About Becoming A Hatha Yoga Teacher?

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Observation Day

May 16, 12:00-2:00 PM

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.

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

Babaji Festival of Joy!
April 26, 11:30-2:00 PM

This annual festival honors Sri Babaji, the fountainhead of the Kriya Yoga Lineage, and all Gurus and teachers that light the Way to Truth and Wisdom. The festival will begin with mantra meditation at 11:30am followed by music by the Temple Players and a ritual blessing with Swami Pranananda. Tea and light vegetarian Prasad (blessed food) will be served in the tea room at the conclusion of the festival.

Hatha Yoga and Stress Awareness

Saturdays, May 9, 16, 30, June 6, 11:00-12:00 PM

A new 4-week program taught by Swami K. Japananda (Eileen Ruffer).

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

Hatha Yoga and Meditation Program

Saturdays, April 25 - June 6, 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.

Sunday Noon Meditation
April 12

"The Great I Am"
by Caren Prentice

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Sunday Afternoon Lecture
April 12

"Four Boundless States: Practices to Remove Obstacles on the Path"
by Caren Prentice

The Four Boundless States: Equanimity, Love, Compassion, and Sympathetic Joy, are inherent qualities of the mind and heart. Learn how to cultivate these qualities in your own life and how to use them to relieve the suffering and obstacles encountered on our path.

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Monthly Advanced Hatha Yoga Workshop
May 3, 1:00-4:00 PM

"Moving Into Stillness"
with Agnieszka Miskiewicz

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

New Awareness SeriesSunday Noon Meditation
May 3

"New Awareness Series - Part 5"
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
May 3

"Attaining Profound Meditation - Part 9"
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.

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
Fridays 6:30-7:30 PM
Saturdays 12:30-1:30 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.

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