Diwali Festival!
October 26

Diwali means "rows of lighted lamps" and the celebration is often referred to as the Festival of Light. The festival marks the return of Rama and Sita to Ayodhya after fourteen years in exile. Rama, with the aid of the monkey god Hanuman, had defeated the demon king Ravana of Lanka and rescued Sita, who had been captured. Rama returned to Ayodhya with Sita and was greeted with joy and celebrations. Rows of clay lamps were lit to welcome them. The story signifies the triumph of good over evil or the coming of God-consciousness into the life of the devotee. The day Rama destroyed Ravana is called Dussehra. The day that Rama and Sita returned to Ayodhya is called Diwali.

Music meditation begins at 11:30 AM, followed by a talk by Sylvia Ewing titled "Harvesting Blessings, Lighting the Path" and a ritual led by Swami Namakirtanananda (Mary Whitney). The festival will conclude with tea and vegetarian fare. All are welcome.

Sunday Noon Meditation
October 19

"Aham Brahmasmi - Mantra & Meditation"
by Swami Pharananda

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Sunday Afternoon Lecture
October 19

"Ishta Devata: Attune to Your Form for the Divine"
by Swami Vidyananda

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Hatha Yoga and Meditation Program

Saturdays, October 18-November 29, 10:00-11:30am

This is a new 7-week yoga and meditation program taught by Swami K. Japananda (Eileen Ruffer). It will help you open your life to the full benefits of hatha and meditation practice. It is geared toward beginning and continuing students, but enrollment is open to all.

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

Lunchtime Yoga

Wednesdays, October 22-December 3, 12:00-1:00pm

A new 7-week program taught by Swami K. Japananda (Eileen Ruffer).

For more information and to register, please click HERE.

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.

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.

Annual Ritual for the Departed
November 2

This special ritual is a time to honor your loved ones: family, friends, and pets who have transitioned.

Please join us for this annual ritual to remember, honor and send blessings to our departed loved ones, and to all souls who have transitioned from the earth plane.

To participate in person at the Temple with the Temple Swamis and community, join us at 11:30 AM for music meditation led by the Temple Musicians. The formal ritual will begin at 12:00 PM.

Remembering your loved ones, their goodness and the love which you share will help them to find ever greater happiness and wisdom in their new lives. You have the ability to make a difference for those whom you love and to help them improve their new life. Your participation in this ritual is a vehicle through which you can and will make a difference in their lives and in your own life. As you bless another, you are also blessed.

Monthly Advanced Hatha Yoga Workshop
November 16, 1:00-4:00 PM

"Exploring the Hip Joints...Once Again" with Agnieszka Miskiewicz

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