The Temple of Peace is part of the Kriya Yoga International Organizations (KYIO) under the lineage of Paramahamsa Hariharananda and Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. We are located in Lakewood, Colorado and serve the greater Rocky Mountain Region.
Our goal is to create a spiritual environment of love, compassion, cooperation, and service for sincere spiritual seekers and all of creation. We are dedicated to the service of humanity through spiritual, charitable, health, and educational activities. We promote integrated growth—spiritual, physical, psychological, emotional, and intellectual—through yoga, meditation, prayer, study, and service.
We disseminate the teachings of Kriya Yoga as taught by the unbroken lineage of Kriya Yoga masters, starting from Mahavatar Babaji Maharaj through to Paramahamsa Hariharananda and his spiritual successor Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. The goal is to help spiritual seekers learn the technique of Kriya Yoga and to further their spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga initiation programs and retreats are offered worldwide, as are a body of teachings in printed matter and other media. We provide an environment that encourages spiritual development, meditation, and learning how to implement Kriya Yoga in daily life. The sacred spiritual teachings of Kriya Yoga are taught to sincere seekers proceeding on the path of Self-realization and God consciousness, irrespective of race, nationality, gender, and religion.
Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique to help spiritual seekers attain Self-realization, which means to be in constant communion with God. Through this technique, the seeker or student can perceive the presence of God within, as well as in all of creation. To attain this state requires regular and sincere Kriya meditation and living a life of love and service.
In Sanskrit, Kriya means “work is worship,” and Yoga means “union with God”. Thus, the Temple of Peace will be a spiritual center where one strives to live by the principles of spiritual life in order to realize the joy of the Divine. Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique that embraces the unifying message and themes of all religions and spiritual traditions. Kriya Yoga promotes personal inner transformation through meditation to create more inner peace and love within individuals, communities and eventually the whole world.
We welcome spiritual seekers from all religious (and non religious) backgrounds. We believe in the unifying message of all religions and spiritual traditions and the unifying message of all of their founders. We invite all to practice a scientific meditation technique to enhance their own spiritual journey and beliefs.
We promote personal inner transformation through meditation to create more inner peace and love, and believe that this will lead to the increase of peace and love in the world.
We promote the concept of service to all humanity through any means possible.