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ONLINE AND IN-PERSON Kriya Yoga Retreat for Disciples with Yogacharya O'Brian Location: ONLINE & IN-PERSON

Go Straight to the Goal
with Yogacharya O'Brian & CSE Ministers

April 18-20, 2024
(Thursday Evening - Saturday Afternoon)

This retreat is open to those who have formally entered into discipleship on this path. If you have not yet formally requested a meeting and been accepted as a disciple, you are welcome to attend the Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat in June.


"Having learned this immortal yoga sadhana, I re-established it with a wish of spreading it to each and every house, so people will tread this path to ultimate liberation. The impact of Kriya opens the door to the soul temple."
–Sri Lahiri Mahasaya

With discipleship, we evolve from being a seeker of the way to being one who has found a path of spiritually awakened living and the disciplined life it requires. We embark upon this journey with hope and faith, discovering its riches as love and grace lead us on. 
This retreat offers teachings, practices, and inspiration from Kriya Yoga masters and their disciples for remaining steadfast on the path, living in the highest way, and fully embracing the opportunity of a lifetime.

Included in the retreat:

  • Teachings on the purpose, practices, requirements, pitfalls, and blessings of discipleship
  • Essential Kriya Yoga meditation practices for disciples
  • Spacious schedule for immersion in meditation, contemplation, and strategies for healthy living

During this retreat, Yogacharya will focus on teachings from the life of Sri Lahiri Mahasaya, affectionately known as the “Father of Kriya Yoga.” She will also share stories and teachings from her forty years with her Guru, Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. With her guidance, and inspiration from other disciples, learn how to attune your consciousness to the gurus in the lineage and benefit from their lives and presence.

Other teachers include:

Acharya Sundari Jensen, Superconscious Meditation

Acharya Devin Atma Sodt, Discipleship & Spiritual Maturity

Acharya Vandana Whang-Ramos
Rev. Shankari Kenyon
Rev. Prema Trujillo
Rev. Irma Lovic
Panel on Keys to Spiritual Attunement in the Guru-Disciple Relationship

Rev. Devi McFadden, Hatha Yoga for Meditation

    This retreat is being livestreamed online for all participants. We are also offering a hybrid option to attend some of the retreat onsite, which includes the Thursday evening opening session, morning sessions, lunch, and afternoon sessions. Morning meditation, hatha yoga, and Friday evening sessions will be online only for all participants.

    Overnight Option: Give yourself a truly immersive retreat experience and apply to stay onsite at CSE overnight and attend all sessions in person. Limited space available. (APPLY HERE)

    Note: Retreat registration is required prior to applying for overnight lodging.

    Registration fees cover basic administrative costs. The retreat itself is offered on a donation basis to support the CSE ministry and to continue offering programs like this one. You can offer a donation during the registration process. You will also have an opportunity to contribute throughout the retreat.

    SAMPLE RETREAT SCHEDULE  (U.S. Pacific Time)   
    Schedule subject to change. Attendance at all sessions is required to participate.
    Recordings will be available to support participants in different time zones.


    Thursday, April 18

      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM       Opening Session (ONLINE & ONSITE)                   

    Friday, April 19

      6:30 AM - 7:30 AM       Meditation (ONLINE)
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM     Morning Session (ONLINE & ONSITE)
      1:00 PM - 2:30 PM       Afternoon Session (ONLINE & ONSITE)
      4:00 PM - 5:30 PM       Meditation & Hatha Yoga (ONLINE)
      6:30 PM - 8:00 PM       Evening Session (ONLINE)

    Saturday, April 20

      6:30 AM - 7:30 AM       Meditation (ONLINE)
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM     Morning Session (ONLINE & ONSITE)
      1:00 PM - 3:00 PM       Closing Session (ONLINE & ONSITE)

      This program includes one or more Meditation and Hatha Yoga sessions. By registering and participating in this program, you agree to the Participant Waiver of Liability.