"Your Earth Life is Your Spiritual Life"
What is Spiritual Guidance?
Spiritual guidance is the opportunity to communicate privately with a priest of the Temple. You may ask any question about spiritual matters, or seek spiritual care. All of our Swamis are graduates of the seminary program and have been trained in pastoral guidance. You could also use this time to ask any questions about the Temple or the practices of Kriya Yoga.
Who may seek spiritual guidance?
All are welcome. Those of any faith or practice, from within our community or elsewhere. This service is free for all those who may need.
Swami J. Pranananda, MS
MEDITATION AND SEMINARY PROGRAM LEADEr
Swami Pranananda, MS, began her yogic studies and practice in the late 1970’s. A disciple of Goswami Kriyananda’s, an ordained swami and lineage holder in Goswami’s Kriya Yoga lineage she is committed to sustaining and sharing the living teachings of the Kriya Yoga tradition. Pranananda is responsible for leading the Temple Meditation Teacher Training and Seminary programs, and is one of the swamis offering Temple noon meditations and spiritual guidance.
Swami Vimanananda has been working with astrology, meditation,
dreams, astral projection, and other esoteric Yogic sciences for over 30 years. Her main interest is in Kriya Siva Yoga, the Yoga of the Dream State. She was ordained by her spiritual preceptor, Goswami Kriyananda, at the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, where she has served as a teacher, seminary advisor, and
spiritual guidance counselor.
Swami Ishtananda began practicing yoga at the Temple of Kriya Yoga in 1989 which led to
his entering the seminary and earning ordination in 1996. He is a graduate and former
instructor of the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training program and taught yoga classes at the
Temple for several years. A disciple of Goswami Kripananda, he shares the Kriya Dharma
as a path which integrates the earth life with profound inner awareness and spiritual
growth. Kriya Yoga is the foundation by which he has practiced and built a successful
career as an architect and teacher. He currently resides in Sarasota, Florida.
She graduated from the Temple's 200 hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training in 2012. During this time she discovered the Kriya seminary program and felt compelled to enter. Ordained as Swami Tarkananda in 2015.
She currently teaches Hatha Yoga and host guided monthly meditation from her home.
Fondly known as faerymama in the "Burning Man" community, she is a spiritual guide, teacher and pillar to those who seek her help.