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In-house Hatha Yoga Teacher Training & Certification Program

Registration deadline is October 3!

Schedule and syllabus

CLICK HERE to view 2014-15 full schedule and syllabus.

CLICK HERE to download course information, syllabus and sample printed lessons in PDF format.

"This programs offers intensive detailed aspects from anatomy, proper skeletal alignment, to the history and philosophy of yoga, that is taught by highly educated, experienced instructors.

The teachers are welcoming, warm, compassionate and committed! They are always available with a wealth of knowledge and inspiration when personal challenges are being faced, and no student is left behind. They teach you the concept of 'living your life of yoga' on and off the mat with realistic ideas that you can incorporate in your every day life. They are dedicated to the program and their students, and it shows in every class they teach! I thank them daily for their guidance, patience, and tools to follow the path of being a yoga teacher."

Kathy Jo Kelley - Chicago, IL



Monthly Advanced Hatha Yoga Workshop
October 5, 1:00-4:00 PM

"Exploring the Hip Joints"
with Agnieszka Miskiewicz

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

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.

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.

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.

The Mind/Body Complex

by Goswami Kriyananda

A new, 4-part series of Sunday Noon Meditations beginning this September.

Online and at the Temple. Click HERE for more information and to register for online access.

Sunday Noon Meditation
September 28

"Santosha: the Practice of Seeing Life As It Is"
by Swami Pranananda

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Sunday Afternoon Lecture
September 28

"Cultivating Attunement with the Divine Through Mantra"
by Swami Pranananda

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Astrology: Predicting the Future
with Mary Whitney

Online and at the Temple

A new course in Astrology taught by Temple Astrologer Mary Whitney.

Mary has been studying and giving consultations in Astrology for over 40 years. Her classes are warm, enlightening and engaging. Don't miss this unique opportunity to study with an expert in astrological interpretation.

Registration is still open!
For more information and to register, please click HERE.

Sunday Afternoon Lecture
September 21

"The Wisdom of the Autumnal Equinox"
by Swami Janakananda

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Sunday Afternoon Lecture
September 21

"Standing Between Two Worlds: Spiritual Resiliency After Loss"
by Swami Pharananda

Illness, loss and adjusting to change affect us all. You are invited to join Swami Pharananda in a gentle, compassionate discourse on simple Yogic techniques and insights into building and sustaining spiritual strength and personal resiliency after the transition of a loved one.

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Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Home Study Program

200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher Certification

Train from the comfort of your own home to become a Hatha Yoga Teacher with the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Home Study Program. This is a self-study program with access to a discussion board, two Teaching Instructors, an assigned Advisor and Home Study Coordinator. Attend five retreats and register as a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

Click HERE to learn more and register.

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 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 weeknight hatha yoga classes for beginning and continuing students.

Sundays: 9:00-10:00 AM
Sundays: 10:30-11:30 PM
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. 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 Archival 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