Monastic Tour - Chicago, Illinois

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    November 15 - 17, 2019

    You Are Invited!

    It is our pleasure to announce that Self-Realization Fellowship monastic disciples will be visiting Chicago, Illinois, November 15–17, 2019, to meet with members and friends of Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual family. 

    During this weekend there will be inspirational programs, meditation classes, and a Kriya Yoga initiation. We hope you will be able to join us for this time of divine fellowship—a wonderful opportunity to commune with God and Gurus, and to delve deeper in the understanding and practice of Paramahansaji’s teachings. Even if you cannot come for the whole weekend, we would be glad to have you with us for any of these events.

    Please join us for this weekend of inspiration, fellowship and spiritual renewal.



    Friday, November 15

    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm          Public Lecture with Guided Meditation

    8:30 pm – 9:30 pm          Reception

    Saturday, November 16

    10:00 am – 12:30 pm      Meditation Technique Review with Guided Meditation*

    2:30 pm – 4:00 pm         Video Presentation: Awake: The Life of Yogananda

    6:00 pm – 9:00 pm         Kriya Yoga Initiation**

    Sunday, November 17

    8:30 am – 10:00 am       Kriya Yoga Review Class **

    10:30 am – 11:15 am     Guided Meditation

    11:30 am – 12:30 pm     Inspirational Service

    *Open to SRF Lessons students: Please bring your Lessons or Kriyaban card.

    **Open only to eligible SRF Lessons students and Kriyabans: Please bring your Kriyaban card.


    Attendance is free. 

    Before registering, please see the information below for attendance and class eligibility.

    For further information, please call (708) 366-0140

    Public Lectures & Inspirational Programs

    You are most welcome to bring family and friends to the inspirational programs. 

    Meditation Technique Classes 

    Technique classes are open to students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons. Attendees will be asked to show a student or Kriyaban card for admittance. 

    • If you need a replacement card, please contact Membership Services by October 11, 2019 at (818) 549-5151, Monday through Friday 9am – 12:30 pm or 1:30 – 4:40 pm (Pacific Time).
    Interested in Attending the Meditations Classes But Not a Student of the SRF Lessons?

    Newcomers interested in studying the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda may attend the meditation technique classes (but not the Kriya Yoga classes) by enrolling for the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, either before or during the weekend program. 

    Kriya Yoga Initiation & Review Classes

    Kriya Yoga initiation or review classes are open to Kriyabans. Attendees will be asked to show a Kriyaban card for admittance. 

    • Application forms for Kriya Yoga must be completed and returned to Mother Center by September 13, 2019. Note: You must have completed the basic Lessons series to be eligible to apply for Kriya.
    • If you have already received Kriya Yoga initiation and plan to attend the Kriya Yoga ceremony, you do not need to register, but you will be asked to show your Kriyaban card in order to attend.


    The Westin O’Hare

    6100 North River Road
    Rosemont, IL 60018

    Accommodation & Parking


    The Westin O’Hare
    6100 North River Road 
    Rosemont, IL 60018

    We are pleased to offer a special group rate for event attendees.

    Parking Information

    Please check back for parking rates and information.


    It is through your generosity that we are able to bring events like this to truth-seeking souls around the world, and we deeply appreciate any contribution you are able to make—through your meditation group or during the monastics’ visit—to help us continue our efforts to spread Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings.