With the help of Ananda Worldwide and through donations by devotees around the world, a meditation temple called the “Moksha Mandir” meaning temple of spiritual liberation, was erected in honor of Swami Kriyananda’s life.
This mandir is the final resting place of Swamiji and houses his remains. It is a deep and powerful meditation temple.
It is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM & 1:45 PM to 5:00 PM and/or by appointment.
Photo: Simrit Kaur @simritkaur
Photo Credit: Todd Weaver @toddweaver_
Love is the binding force of the Universe. It holds us together. It makes us One.Swami Kriyananda
In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God within. He taught on four continents in seven languages over the course of 65 years.
The Chapel at Crystal Hermitage is based on the Porzuincola, The Little church of St. Francis in Assisi. The chapel, surrounded by beautiful gardens, pond, and statues of Buddha and the Virgin Mother, offers an intimate and inspiring atmosphere for weddings, meditations, or worship services. The chapel is always open for prayer and meditation.
Shrine and Boutique Hours:
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday – closed
The Shrine of the Masters
The Shrine of the Masters at Crystal Hermitage is a museum housing relics from our lineage of spiritual masters. It includes personal artifacts that belonged to Lahiri Mahasaya, Swami Srti Yukteswar, Paramhansa Yogananda, and Swami Kriyananda, as well as Anandamoyi Ma and Yogananda’s saintly mother.
It is located as you enter Crystal Hermitage and is open to all for meditation. It is our privilege to share the power of the masters through these relics with devotees and visitors from around the world.
The boutique offers spiritually uplifting and unique gifts, art by local artists, photos of the Masters, hand made malas, statues and more…
I am submerged in eternal light.
It permeates every particle of my being.
I am living in that light.
The Divine Spirit fills me within and without.Paramhansa Yogananda