History of the temple

Temple of Kriya Yoga open since 1979

Temple of Kriya Yoga open since 1979

Welcome to Chicago's Kriya Yoga temple, the only facility of its kind. We are much more than just a yoga studio. Since the 1970s students have come to our Logan Square location to practice and learn more about the spiritual aspects of Kriya Yoga, and listen to the dynamic teachings of Goswami Kriyananda, the founder and Spiritual Preceptor.  Kriyananda introduced Kriya Yoga to the Midwest in the 60s, and then founded the Temple in the early 70s in downtown Chicago. Around 1979 he organized a group and purchased our current Temple building in Logan Square. We offer Hatha Yoga classes daily, Sunday and Wednesday Services free to the public, and hundreds of free meditation lectures by Kriyananda as well as many courses in the philosophy of Kriya Yoga. Familiarize yourself with our Services, Hatha Yoga Classes and Course offerings and please feel welcome to sign up for a complimentary drop-in class now.

Prayer Group

Swami Mahashastrananda is an ordained priest of the Temple of Kriya Yoga and Disciple of Sri Goswami Kriyananda..jpg

The Temple's Prayer Group is available to offer meditative prayers for balance and healing. Prayer requests may be submitted for one's self or others via email, by phone or in-person.


Join us each week for Sunday Noon Meditations at the Temple in Chicago and on select Sundays via the Internet. The Temple also offers a weekly meditation practice session on Wednesdays in the Chapel. All Sunday Noon Meditations are Free. All are welcome.

Marriages, Baptisms, Other Services

The Temple offers spiritual guidance through its ordained swamis. Temple swamis perform marriages, baptisms, funerals, and house blessings upon request.

Personal Ritual for the Departed

The Personal Ritual is a chance for you to remember, honor and send blessings to departed loved ones. Goswami Kriyananda has provided an audio recording and written document to explain and walk you through the ritual. You do have the ability to make a difference in the lives of those you love who have gone before you, and this ritual is a path to doing so.

Festivals and Special Events

The Temple holds a variety of festivals throughout the year. For a schedule of past and upcoming events:

November 15 - Diwali

December 21 - Winter Solstice/Kriya Kringle

2019 Festivals

March 17-Spring Equinox Observance

April 7-Buddha Jayanthi

April 28- Babaji Festival

July 14th-Guru Purnima

August 18-Krishna Jayanti

November 10-Annual Ritual for the Blessing of the Departed

October 27-Diwali Festival

December 15-Winter Solstice Festival

Please contact us about Temple services by phone at: (773) 342-4600
or write us at: kriya@yogakriya.org