Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Led by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Kriyaban Retreat with Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

  • May 18 – 21, 2017

The Kriya Yoga path and techniques, for those who have received initiation into them, are the most precious part of the devotee's life. Kriya Yoga is a vast and deep subject.

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.

This profoundly inspiring weekend will be led by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi. 

The following schedule reflects what happened in 2016. These basic elements will be included but the arrangement will be slightly different in 2017:

Thursday, May 18

Tribute to Swami Kriyananda on the anniversary of his birth. Led by Jyotish and Devi 

Friday, May 19

6:45–8:30  Pray, chant, meditate in Expanding Light Temple 

10:30–12  Class by Jyotish and Devi: " How to Get More Benefit from Your Kriya Practice"

Noon –meditation

2–3:45 pm  Q and A – for all levels of the Kriya technique

Afternoon sadhana choice:
4:30–6:30  Ananda Yoga and Pranayama to Deepen Your Kriya (led by Gyandev)  OR

4:30–6:15  Energization and meditation at Crystal Hermitage

7:30   Superconscious Attunement Ceremony led by Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria

Saturday, May 20

6:45–8:30  Pray, chant, meditate in Expanding Light Temple 

10:30–12   Class by a panel of Kriyacharyas: Jaya, Dharmadas, Dhyana

Noon meditation

Afternoon at Crystal Hermitage – To enjoy meditating in the Moksha Mandir and Swami Kriyananda's apartment and meditation room

Saturday evening – First, Second, and Third/Fourth Kriya Yoga Initiations  

Sunday, May 21

6:30–8:30 am Separate reviews for each of the Kriyas, as well as Kriya checking

10–12:30  Purification and Sunday Service led by Jyotish and Devi

This Kriyaban Retreat we hope to make an annual tradition to help all of us go more deeply into the sacred practice of Kriya.

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). The talks on Friday by Nayaswamis Devi and Jyotish were of the usual exceptional caliber – very moving.  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




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  • May 18 – 21, 2017
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