Course: ONLINE COURSE: First Kriya Initiation ceremony (in English)

Edition - From 09/01/2021 To 10/01/2021
All editions
Code: KE06058
Duration: 2 Days

SUBSCRIPTIONS DEADLINE: 08/01/2021 17:00:05
Live ONLINE on 9 January. Epiphany—Kriya Initiation Ceremony with the Wise-Men

All current Kriyabans are warmly invited to participate in this initiation, as we welcome to the Kriya family the new initiates. If you are taking Kriya for the first time, click on the link in the description below to go to your program.


ATTENTION: If you are taking Kriya for the first time, you need permission from Mayadevi ( and we invite you to click here to register for the new Kriyabans program.

Master said that the three wise-men who came to the cradle of Jesus where Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Sri Yukteswar. These three came. You see there a karmic link between these two great religions, these two great paths.” Swami Kriyananda, during a pilgrimage to Israel

Our wise-men have come for us again, to reveal to us the Christ Consciousness through Kriya—a true epiphany! The initiation ceremony is an oasis along our journey, a forever precious and memorable moment for those taking it for the first time, an opportunity for those already initiated to renew the inspiration and wonder of the blessings that permeate this sacrament, and to support and rejoice with the new ones. The Kriyacharyas for this initiation are Shivani and Jayadev.

All activities reserved for Kriyabans will be broadcast on Zoom. Once we have confirmed that you are a Kriyaban, you will receive links to all sessions by e-mail from the reception office.

You will want to dedicate yourself as much as possible to preparing for this sacred Initiation in these ways:
  • On Saturday 9 January, the morning of the Initiation, participate in the meditation from 7:00 to 8:45.
  • Don’t eat breakfast if possible before the Initiation, which starts at 11:00
  • Wear your white Kriya clothes for the Initiation
  • Make your altar special for this occasion: place seven candles on it, and flower arrangements as you wish.
  • Have room on the altar or in front of it for your offerings of a flower, fruit and donation.
The donation you can then send to Ananda through the donation page of the website: (there will be a new page for Kriya donations)

For the timing of the course, see the GENERAL PROGRAM

Visit our Facebook Ananda LIVE page. A completely free way to meditate, do yoga, chant, pray with us …and much more!


Friday, 8th January (on Zoom)*
17:30-19:30 For New Initiates: Energization, guided sadhana and orientation for the initiation

Saturday, 9th January (all on Zoom)
6:30-8:45am Energization and guided meditation
11:00-13:30 Kriya Initiation Ceremony
16:00-19:00 Kriya review and practice for new initiates

Sunday, 10th January (all on Zoom)
7:00-9.00 Guided practice for old Kriyabans
7:00-9.00 Guided practice for new Kriyabans
10:30-12:30 For New Initiates: Kriya Review, Questions and Answers

Sunday, 24th January for all Kriyabans (All on Zoom)*
7:00-9:00 Guided Kriya practice, already energized
10:30-12:30 Satsang: questions and answers on the First Kriya

For this online course we use the video-call platform Zoom that gives us the opportunity to interact at a distance. When you register for the course you will receive an email confirming your registration. Once we have confirmed that you are a Kriyaban, you will receive links to all sessions by e-mail from the reception office.

* If you don’t receive the email with the link to access the course within 30 minutes of payment write to or

** In the email you will find a video showing you how to download zoom and access the course (if you try before the start of the course you will get to a screen with the words "Wait for the host to start this meeting”)

*** If you have never used Zoom and want technical assistance, write to us at within 4 hours of the beginning of the course, after which time we cannot guarantee to receive technical assistance.

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Membership Fee

To utilize our services, it is necessary to purchase an Association membership, which costs 18 euros. This membership card is not included in the price of the course and is valid for a year from the date it is issued. You can use it to access our online courses and also when you come to Ananda. We hope to see you soon here!

Ananda Associazione is an Amateur Sports Non-Profit Association (affiliated with CO.N.A.C.R.E.I.S and C.S.E.N.) dedicated to promoting social welfare through the practices of yoga, meditation and Self-realisation. According to Italian law, Ananda’s programmes and hospitality can be offered only to 'association members'.

Anyone who supports the ideals of Self-realisation, world brotherhood, and physical, mental and spiritual harmony through meditation, yoga and service is welcome. Members pay an annual membership fee of 18 euro, valid 12 months from the application date. The income from Ananda activities is used exclusively to promote the association’s legally-recognised goals.


Accommodation: information and prices

To facilitate your booking, you can calculate the total price of your stay (including the course price) with this simple calculator:

Cost table

Attention: During the Covid-19 period the prices below are no longer applicable. The correct all-inclusive price for each course can be found on its individual page.


Single room with bathroom € 72.00
Single without bathroom € 61.00
Double room with bathroom €  56.00
Double without bathroom €  48.00
Triple room with bathroom €  48.00
Triple without bathroom €  41.00
Dormitory (4-5 beds) €  36.00

Note: To the price of lodging and food, you have to add the price of the seminar, that includes all activities: Energization Exercises Lessons, yoga and meditation and evening activities (on most evenings).

Payments can be made in cash, by Eurocheck, credit card (MasterCard and Visa), Bancomat. We can’t accept cash over 1000.00 euros.


Next time you come to Ananda, sign up for the program Yoga in Action to get a taste of community service and receive a discount on the cost of the course. You can choose the option Yoga in Action for any course where this program is available and you can continue with this option as long as you wish. Your service project might change each day.

When we learn to serve with the right attitude, this is a spiritual practice and is called Karma Yoga. The daily practice of Karma Yoga is a joyful and practical spiritual discipline that will benefit every aspect of your life.

At Ananda, there are two levels of the Yoga in Action option:

Yoga in Action Level 1

75€/course of 5 days

With Level 1, you will serve for a period of one and a half hours. This experience gives you a chance to contribute to the beautiful atmosphere of Ananda.

Yoga in Action Level 2

35€/course of 5 days

Yoga in Action Level 2 is only available if you have had prior experience of the Yoga in Action Level 1 option, or any of the Community Living Programs. With Level 2, you will serve for a period of three hours, split into two periods of daily service.

How to Register for This Program

In the page of the course you want to participate to, you will find, if available, the special price of the course with Yoga in action level 1 and 2. When you sign-up on the website or call or write us to book the course, just indicate that you wish to participate to the Yoga in Action Level 1 or 2 program. It’s that easy. Once you arrive at Ananda you will need also to complete a Yoga in Action Form and return it to our reception office.

How to book

You may make your reservation directly here on the website or by phone (+39 0742 813620) or email ( Your booking needs to be confirmed by our reception office. For courses held online, there is no need to indicate the details of your stay (date of arrival, departure…).

For courses held at our center in Assisi, please indicate your arrival and departure dates and times, the program you wish to attend, your preferred accommodation, your address, phone and email. If you need to modify your reservation, please inform us at least one week in advance.

Our reception office is open from:
Monday to Saturday 9:30-1:30pm, 2:30-5:30pm
Sunday 9:30-11:30am, 2:30-5:30pm

For on-site courses, the programmes start on the evening of the day indicated.
If you cannot arrive during office hours, please let us know in advance.

Please contact us to check what translations are available. Courses, both on-site and online, may be cancelled if there are fewer than five participants.

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