Sunday Noon Meditation
July 5 & August 2

"It's a Beautiful Life" & "On Wisdom"
by Goswami Kriyananda

Online and at the Temple.

If you are outside the Chicago area and would like to register to view the Noon Meditations for July and August, you can register for a link HERE. Registration includes access to both broadcasts along with mp3 downloads.

Watch a Welcome Video describing the Temple

Thinking About Becoming A Hatha Yoga Teacher?

Open House Tuesday August 11th 7:00-8:00pm

Begin Your Path Today!

In-house Hatha Yoga Teacher Training & Certification Program

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

For over three decades the Temple of Kriya Yoga has been a leader in providing high-quality in-depth training to those who aspire to be yoga teachers. Each fall, the Temple offers an extensive, 9-month program providing over 200 hours of instruction for certification. This program offers you the opportunity to fully explore the 8 limbs of yoga and develop your potential as a teacher in a positive, supportive environment under the guidance of an experienced, dedicated faculty.

Experience practical, hands-on training in hatha yoga while cultivating the theoretical knowledge necessary to take the rewarding step from student to teacher. You will be provided with the necessary tools and techniques to successfully teach a wide variety of students. Learn how to structure and create your own practice, develop greater control of your body and mind and gain an increased confidence in your abilities as a teacher.

This course may be one of the most important experiences of your life. Over the years the Temple has trained hundreds of students in the science of yoga. Many of these students are now using this knowledge to teach, to support themselves, to refine their own spiritual practice and to help others to develop a life of greater health, happiness and wisdom. By enrolling in this 9-month training program, you will reap innumerable benefits which will last a lifetime! For more information about the program, Click HERE.

Click here to read "Five Lessons from the Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Program" by Lindsay DiLeo.

Heart to Heart Discussion
August 28th at 7:00pm

"Yamas and Niyamas" with Swami Rakshananda (Gary Wager)

Join us for an open discussion on the first two stages of the eight limbs of yoga. Yama "The Law of Abstention", and Niyama "The Law of Observance". The yamas and niyamas are yoga's ethical guidelines laid out in the first two limbs of Patanjali's eightfold path. They're like a map written to guide you on your life's journey. Simply put, the yamas are things not to do, or restraints, while the niyamas are things to do, or observances.

Tea and refreshments will be served.

Kṛishna Jayanti Festival!

Love, Beauty, Duty

Take your Labor Day weekend to new heights.

Join Us Sunday, September 5th

For the Kṛishna Jayanti Festival!

Join hearts and minds to celebrate Divine love, beauty and duty.

  • Chant sacred mantra with Temple Musicians.
  • Unite in the creation of a beautiful ritual mandala.
  • Find quietude, inspiration and joy.
  • Enjoy festive food and fellowship.

Swami Dakshasananda (Ruth Rapier) will share a teaching on dharma inspired by the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita. And Swami Satpatyananda will lead a special group ritual.

Festival begins with music at 11:30am and concludes at 2:15pm

Meditation Teacher Training Program

Fall registration is open!

Start Date is October 11, 2015

Open House Information Session - August 2, 11:00am

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

Fall registration is open!

Seminary Start Date is October 11, 2015

Open House Information Session on August 2, 1:00pm

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.

Missed a Sunday Noon Meditation?Noon Meditation

Listen to past Sunday Noon Meditations here

Sunday Noon Meditation
September 6

"The Kriya Pathway - Part 2, Lesson 8"
by Goswami Kriyananda

The more clearly you understand the activities of the mind, the more harmonious your life will be! The second 8 parts of this series 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.

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 10:00-11:00 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.

"Sitting Down with Goswami Kriyananda"

To read an interview with Goswami Kriyananda by Sharon Steffensen of Yoga Chicago Magazine, please click HERE.

Personal Ritual for the Departed

The Personal Ritual is a chance for you to remember, honor and send blessings to the departed. 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.

To access the ritual materials, please click HERE.

Meanderings with Pujananda

Articles on ancient Astrology, Kriya Yoga and related topics.

New article!


Free Inspirational Noon Meditations

To view free inspirational Noon Meditation videos from Goswami Kriyananda, click the link above.


Please visit the Temple Bookstore and check out our new stock of sale books, used books, incense, candles, greeting cards and gift items!

What is Kriya?

To learn more about kriya, please click HERE

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