2020 Kriyaban Retreat

  • Sep 10 – 13, 2020

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This special weekend can transform and permanently uplift your Kriya Yoga Sadhana. NOTE: The Kriyaban Retreat is for those who have already been initiated into the Kriya Yoga Technique. For more information on initiation, see https://www.ananda.org/kriya-yoga/

During this 3-day weekend, you'll join together with other Kriya initiates, both new and longtime Kriyabans, as well as Kriyacharyas (Kriya ministers) to explore the depth and practice of the technique, how to deepen your life as a Kriya Yogi and to make your practice more effective.

Kriya yoga is a vast and deep subject. The Kriya yoga path and techniques are the most precious part of the Kriyaban’s life. We hope you will join us in deepening your Kriya practice. 

Kriyaban Retreat 2020

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All events will take place in the Temple of Light, unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, September 10

4:45pm Guided Kriya Meditation

7:30pm Welcome Satsang

Friday, September 11

6:30am to 8:25am Meditation (Energization Exercises on your own prior to 6:30 am start time).

  • Alternate places for meditation are at Lahiri Mandir, Moksha Mandir or Swami Kriyananda’s apartment. These will not be guided.

8:30am Breakfast in silence Expanding Light

10:30am Class with Kriyacharyas

12:00pm to 12:25pm Meditation

12:30pm Lunch Expanding Light

Kriyaban group retreat imageSilence in the afternoon

  • Meditation sites available at Moksha Mandir or Swami Kriyananda’s apartment, Lahiri Mandir, Hansa Mandir.

5:30pm Meditation at Kriya Ceremony you will be attending.

6:00pm First Kriya Ceremony at Temple of Light

OR

6:00pm Second Kriya Ceremony (location to be determined)

OR

6:00pm Third & Fourth Kriya Ceremony (location to be determined)

8:30pm Dinner in Silence Expanding Light

Saturday, September 12

For those who were renewing first Kriya:

6:30am to 8:25am Meditation (Energization Exercises on your own prior to 6:30 am start time).

  • Alternate places for meditation are at Lahiri Mandir, Moksha Mandir or Swami Kriyananda’s apartment. These will not be guided.

For those who received Second or Third & Fourth Kriya for the first time:

6:30am to 8:25am Kriya Review (locations to be determined).

8:30am Breakfast in silence Expanding Light

10:30am Class with Kriyacharyas

12:00pm to 12:25pm Meditation

12:30pm Lunch Expanding Light

1:45pm to 3:45pm Choice of Kriya Q&A (locations to be determined).

  • First Kriya
  • Second Kriya
  • Third & Fourth Kriya

4:45pm Sadhana in Expanding Light Teaching Temple

  • Alternate places for meditation are at Lahiri Mandir, Moksha Mandir or Swami Kriyananda’s apartment. These will not be guided.

6:30pm Dinner Expanding Light

7:30pm Celebration of Swami Kriyananda’s Discipleship Anniversary

Sunday, September 13

6:30am to 8:25am Meditation (Energization Exercises on your own prior to 6:30 am start time).

  • Alternate places for meditation are at Lahiri Mandir, Moksha Mandir or Swami Kriyananda’s apartment. These will not be guided.

8:30am Breakfast (not in silence) Expanding Light

10:00am Purification Ceremony

Inside the Moksha Mandhir at Ananda Village

11:00am Sunday Service 

12:30pm Lunch Expanding Light

Go with love!

 

 

Kriyaban Retreat at Ananda Village

 

Comments about Kriyaban Retreat 2016:

"The Kriya retreat weekend was incredibly special and deep. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed all the classes, meditations, and events of the weekend. It was enormously recharging."  M.B., Portland, OR

"It was the most incredible Kriyaban weekend I have ever experienced (and there have been many). After the talks on Saturday by Nayaswamis Jaya, Dharmadas and Dhyana, I was moved to blissful tears.  The predominate thought that came to my mind was, “if ever I needed living  proof that the Kriya yoga of our Masters works – I had just witnessed it in a way that was beyond all doubt.  Of course I had witnessed it in our beloved Swamiji, too, but now I was seeing it and hearing it with my own eyes and ears in my gurubhais who have grown into shining examples of the light that is the fruit of the practice of Kriya yoga.  All kriyabans who can, should listen to the talks and should plan to be at the Kriyaban retreat next year!"—Nayaswami Jayanti

"All I can say is every moment was exquisite. I now see many brilliant facets of the sacred diamond, Kriya Yoga, that I had never seen before.  I came away grateful and having reverence for the sacred blessing and responsibility of our discipleship and Kriya initiation.  I was awed by the level of wisdom, insight, and inspiration each speaker shared, revealing the extraordinary fruit of their spiritual practices. It ignited my Kriya practice!" —M.H., Nevada City, CA

"I felt the speakers delivered 'the experience', all fresh and with new approaches to deepening our Kriyas. Bimal and I drove home on Monday and talked about this for about 8 hours straight! We loved every minute of it." —P.W., Portland, CA

"I thought this Retreat was the best I have come to.  But then every event now gets better and better! am sure the Saturday panel’s talks were the best I had ever heard." —C.B., Palo Alto, CA

"I heard exactly what I needed to hear at the Kriyaban Retreat. Have been doing my Kriyas regularly since returning home. Had gotten sick back in the winter and let my practices get sparse. I felt like it was a mini Spiritual Renewal Week." —M.F., Texas

"A blessing indeed.  My heart was bursting more than once. The first thing that comes to mind was the class with Jaya, Dharmadas, and Dhyana—Incredible, rich, loving.  Huge heart opener. Gyandev’s class reminded me of the power of Yoga in general, and for our Kriya practice. Very helpful.  It re-inspired my practice. I can never get too much of Jyotish and Devi.  God’s gift to us, everytime. It was a great weekend.  This is the same review I write for every weekend: Inspiring, Helpful Joyful.  Blessed, truly."—M.M., Lake Tahoe, CA

"I really loved the Kriya weekend and felt both inspired and uplifted.  The talks were beautiful. I love group meditations -- they really help me meditate deeper and longer, something that is more challenging at home." —L.L., Mt Shasta, CA

"The concentrated time helped me to open and deepen my attunement with Master more strongly. And receiving initiation was the perfect culmination that again strengthened my connection with God and Guru."—J.P., Nevada City, CA

 

Moksha Mandir at Ananda Village


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  • Sep 10 – 13, 2020
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2020 Kriyaban Retreat starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

You can add extra personal retreat days before and/or after your program. Check availability and costs for the days and accommodations that you require.

2020 Kriyaban Retreat starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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