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Today's Noon Meditation
"Remembering How to Play"
Goswami Kriyananda’s Noon Meditation today is entitled, “The Meaning of Walking the Path," and was recorded in March, 2006. In the Noon Meditation today, Goswami Kriyananda states that “We have forgotten how to play.” In this brief introduction, we will further explore the meaning and importance of “play” on the spiritual path, and how each of us can “remember how to play” while Walking the Path. Kriyananda's discourse will be introduced by Swami Abhinanda.
Last Monday's Meditation w/Swami Jnanamudrananda
Sunday September 25: The Jewel is in the Lotus
Upcoming Noon Meditations – Mark Your Calendar!
October 9: “The Joy of Kriya” with Swami K. Adinadananda (Marcia Sacks)
Even in challenging times, we can discover delight and contentment. This talk will
include a guided meditation to explore and expand the joy in our lives.
October 16: “What If Everything We Thought to Be True, Is False?” by Swami
Mahashastrananda (Ray Ruffer)
If you ask a question, about anything, to five people, more than likely you will get
five different answers. So what is truth? Several decades ago, I remember my Guru
saying, truth cannot be spoken. I also remember my Guru saying, many times,
“Too soon old, too late smart,” which is another way to say the same thing. In this
meditation I will delve deeper into this idea, and meditate with you on
understanding what the idea of, what is right and what is wrong.
October 23: Celebrate Diwali with the Temple of Kriya Yoga.
Whether it is your first time or you have observed this day for years, all are invited to join Coordinator Sylvia Ewing, Temple Musicians, and special guests for Music, Mantra, and Meditation.
October 30: Swami Tapasananda
November 6: Annual Ritual for the Departed
November 13: Maintaining and enhancing our spiritual lives with Swami Tattvananda
The world is exciting, seductive, and jealous of our attention to anything other than the distractions she offers. Everyday, the ordinary world competes to entice us from the Real. There are simple ways to maintain our spiritual self in this busy and complicated world.
November 24: What it means to be a Sage with Sylvia Ewing
Sylvia explores favorite wisdom from Kriyananda, the Upanishads, and other teachings on what it means to understand life and to translate that understanding into skillful action to serve life and promote unselfish love in the world.
November 27: The Three Jewels
Ahimsa is the theme that encompasses an individual's path to enlightenment via right faith, right knowledge, right conduct. Given by Swami Jnanamudrananda.
December 25: The Return of the Light with Swami Pranananda
On this sacred day we honor the return of the light. With the passing of the winter solstice the earth moves closer to the Sun external, and thus we move closer to the Sun internal. We honor this time by joining together and turning inward to the Light Divine which lives in every cell of thy being. Aum Tat Sat Aum. Thou art That.
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Study to become a meditation teacher, astrologer or Swami!
Meditation Teacher Training Certification Course
The Temple of Kriya Yoga’s Meditation Teacher Training Program is a 12-month
online home study course developed by Goswami Kriyananda. No previous
meditation experience is required to register.
Meditation is a tool to unlock inner focus and clarity. A journey of self-discovery,
meditation improves health, reduces stress and deepens understanding. The gift of
meditation is not what you can attain, but what you can remove. Meditation helps
you release destructive thinking patterns and attitudes to revitalize your life. Learn
to share the gift of meditation with your own students.
Registration is open year round, and you may register at any time. Classes start on
the first of each month.
For more information:
Professional Astrology Course
Goswami Kriyananda was a master astrologer, and he developed this two-year,
online Professional Astrology course to train practicing astrologers. Course
instructors will provide support for you in your studies.
Astrology is a spiritual tool for self-improvement. It is a technique for guiding
yourself and others to greater self-awareness and free will. It is also the art of
Special lessons on astrological counseling will teach you to use astrology as both a
predictive and spiritual tool for your clients. You’ll receive practical, professional
advice on building an astrological practice.
Registration is open year round, register at any time. Classes start on the first of
For more information:
Kriya Yoga Seminary
For those called to serve as Swamis (yogic priests), Goswami Kriyananda created
the two-year Kriya Yoga Seminary. In the decades since, generations of women
and men have become ordained Swamis.
The Seminary includes eight quarters of online home study. Some of the topics
the Bhagavad Gita
communication and teaching arts
karma yoga/spiritual service
rituals/pastoral care/spiritual guidance
The life of a Swami is a life of service. Swamis are there for people who
request their help at some of the most difficult, but also at some of the most
joy-filled moments of their lives. If you feel this is the path for you, click the
link below for more information.
Registration is open year round. Classes start on the first of each month.
Books by Goswami Kriyananda
Searching for one of Goswami Kriyananda’s books? All of Goswami’s books are
available on Amazon Kindle. Purchase and download them instantly at your
For more information, go to Amazon’s Goswami Kriyananda page:
About Goswami Kriyananda
Goswami Kriyananda was a Kriya Yoga mystic, astrologer, author and lecturer
whose selected books and teachings have been translated into French, Spanish,
Dutch and Italian. He taught the ancient spiritual science of Kriya Yoga, which he
learned from his guru, the yogi and kabbalist Shelly Trimmer, who was a direct
disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda.
In the 1960s Kriyananda founded the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, Illinois.
Kriyananda and his large group of disciples offered a wide variety of classes on
Kriya Yoga, Hatha Yoga, astrology and mysticism. The Temple certified graduates
as professional astrologers, meditation teachers, yoga teachers and Swamis (yogic
priests). The Temple became a mainstay of hatha yoga training, astrological
teaching and consultation, esoteric learning, and spiritual inspiration.
Kriyananda published 14 books from 1968 to 2015. His best-known book is The
Spiritual Science of Kriya Yoga, published in 1976. His many teachings over his
long career were recorded and filmed. Multi-lecture classes as well as single
lectures are available today from the Temple of Kriya Yoga.
Although Goswami Kriyananda has transitioned beyond the physical earth plane,
the Temple he founded goes on. The swamis and instructors of the Temple
continue to share the Teachings of the Kriya Lineage that were originally
transmitted by Sri Sri Babaji and handed down, generation after generation, through Goswami Kriyananda to the current swamis and teachers of the Temple of
Kriya Yoga. The Temple's swamis continue to offer spiritual guidance to members
of the public, as well as officiating at baptisms, weddings, and death-rebirth rituals.
Furthermore, Goswami Kriyananda’s disciples have opened Kriya Yoga teaching
centers and yoga studios in the United States and abroad, training their own
disciples and students in the timeless tradition of Kriya Yoga.