2017 Kriya Yoga Conference:
Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15

A universal path of ancient spiritual philosophy alive in the modern world

The Kriya Yoga Conference is for anyone interested in the benefits of meditation practice and a spiritual lifestyle that promotes increased levels of awareness, health and well-being, compassion, spiritual understanding, and a deeper relationship with God. Through a series of presentations the conference will promote Kriya Yoga, as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda, as a universal path to spiritual growth and Self-realization.

Participants will explore and experience:

  • Proven benefits of consistent meditation practice
  • Contemplative prayer as a means for alignment and union to the Divine
  • Practical suggestions for effective living on the spiritual path
  • Mindfulness and cultivation of positive states of being
  • Guru-disciple relationship
  • Initiation into Kriya Yoga will be offered on Sunday

“To reestablish God in the temples of souls through revival of the original teachings of God-communion as propounded by Christ and Krishna is why I was sent to the West by Mahavatar Babaji.”
— Paramahansa Yogananda

2017 Kriya Conference Speakers


Fr. William Meninger, OCSO

Trappist monk, spiritual teacher and developer of Centering Prayer, will be speaking on the Bhagavad Gita, contemplation and The Cloud of Unknowing.

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present the effects of meditation according to neuroscience.

Craig Bullock, MA, MA

Craig Bullock will explore and explain the philosophy and practices of the Kriya Yoga tradition. As our guide for the conference, after certain sessions, Craig will also offer unifying insights and reflection from the Kriya perspective.

Swami Nirvanananda

Monastic of the Saraswati order and world-renowned kirtan performer, will share insights and uplifting devotional songs.

Pooja Sinha, MS, MBA

Kriyaban, teacher, and master of ceremonies for the conference, will co-host the Kriya lifestyle session to promote the Divine Life.

Stephanie Kelly, MA

Kriyaban holding a Masters of Pastoral Studies from St. Bernard's School of Theology, will offer insights on holistic, Grace-filled living.

Kriya Conference Program

A multi-day conference centered around the philosophy of Kriya Yoga, as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda

Day 1

Friday, October 13, 2017

Day 2

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Day 3

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Kriya Conference Logistics



Rochester Academy of Medicine
1441 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14610
(585) 271-1314
Click here for directions


$195 per person


Delicious vegetarian food
and refreshments included


A block of rooms has been reserved at:
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson
2835 Monroe Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618
(585) 784-8400
(20 rooms are available Friday and Saturday nights. First come, first served.)

Registration for the 2017 Kriya Conference is currently closed