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Welcome to the Assisi Institute

Meditation and Yoga in the Tradition of Paramahansa Yogananda and St. Francis of Assisi

Our Vision: Located in Rochester, New York, The Assisi Institute is the United States’ northeastern center for the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and a place of stillness, silence, and peace in the spirit of Paramahansa Yogananda and St. Francis of Assisi.

Our Mission: We are dedicated to supporting individuals who seek a deeper relationship with God through the harmonious integration of Kriya Yoga and Mystical Christianity.

Yogananda himself fully realized this integration, which was the basis of his life’s mission when he arrived in the United States in 1920. He taught that because we have been loved into existence by God, we carry within our souls a profound intuition of loving union. All of our efforts to find happiness are actually attempts to realize this union. Ultimately, only a direct and immediate experience of God – the experience of mystical union – can fulfill our soul’s deepest longings. Francis of Assisi showed us how deeply the experience of mystical union changed his life and deeply impacted a world in chaos and darkness. We strive to emulate Francis’ spirit of simplicity, service, joy, and deep love of Jesus Christ.

At The Assisi Institute, we study and practice a spiritual lifestyle based on meditation, contemplation, and seeking interior stillness in the midst of our busy world. We practice lifestyle choices that lead us to find truth, beauty, and goodness. We are a caring community of like-minded learners who are passionate about our individual and collective inner peace. We warmly welcome you to join us!

Upcoming events (5)

Thursday Kriya Yoga Service

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Thursday Kriya Yoga Service
Thursday, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

The Assisi Institute is the United States’ northeastern center for the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and a place of stillness, silence, and peace in the spirit of Paramahansa Yogananda and St. Francis of Assisi. We are dedicated to supporting individuals who seek a deeper relationship with God through the harmonious integration of Kriya Yoga and Mystical Christianity. We study and practice a spiritual lifestyle based on meditation, contemplation, and seeking interior stillness in the midst of our busy world.
Our Thursday evening service features chanting and singing, prayer which includes the saints and sages of all traditions, scripture readings from Yogananda and the Bible, silent meditation, and an inspirational talk. Afterward, we may visit the bookstore, enjoy a time of fellowship, or simply carry our silence home. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, our Thursday services are enjoyable and accessible to all.

To learn more, visit our website: www.assisi-institute.org

The Assisi Institute Sunday Service

The Assisi Institute

The Assisi Institute Sunday Service

Sunday, 10:30 am

The Assisi Institute is the United States’ northeastern center for the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and a place of stillness, silence, and peace in the spirit of Paramahansa Yogananda and St. Francis of Assisi. We are dedicated to supporting individuals who seek a deeper relationship with God through the harmonious integration of Kriya Yoga and Mystical Christianity. We study and practice a spiritual lifestyle based on meditation, contemplation, and seeking interior stillness in the midst of our busy world.

Sundays at The Assisi Institute will offer a peaceful, inspiring service for adults and teenagers featuring a short, silent meditation, music, scripture readings, prayer, and teaching from Isha Das. Our Sunday School program features age-appropriate mindfulness, meditation, and yoga based on principles found in the Bible and the Bhavagad Gita.

To learn more, visit our website: www.assisi-institute.org

Thursday Kriya Yoga Service

Needs a location

Thursday Kriya Yoga Service
Thursday, 7:00PM – 8:30PM

The Assisi Institute is the United States’ northeastern center for the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and a place of stillness, silence, and peace in the spirit of Paramahansa Yogananda and St. Francis of Assisi. We are dedicated to supporting individuals who seek a deeper relationship with God through the harmonious integration of Kriya Yoga and Mystical Christianity. We study and practice a spiritual lifestyle based on meditation, contemplation, and seeking interior stillness in the midst of our busy world.
Our Thursday evening service features chanting and singing, prayer which includes the saints and sages of all traditions, scripture readings from Yogananda and the Bible, silent meditation, and an inspirational talk. Afterward, we may visit the bookstore, enjoy a time of fellowship, or simply carry our silence home. Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, our Thursday services are enjoyable and accessible to all.

To learn more, visit our website: www.assisi-institute.org

The Assisi Institute Sunday Service

The Assisi Institute

The Assisi Institute Sunday Service

Sunday, 10:30 am

The Assisi Institute is the United States’ northeastern center for the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda and a place of stillness, silence, and peace in the spirit of Paramahansa Yogananda and St. Francis of Assisi. We are dedicated to supporting individuals who seek a deeper relationship with God through the harmonious integration of Kriya Yoga and Mystical Christianity. We study and practice a spiritual lifestyle based on meditation, contemplation, and seeking interior stillness in the midst of our busy world.

Sundays at The Assisi Institute will offer a peaceful, inspiring service for adults and teenagers featuring a short, silent meditation, music, scripture readings, prayer, and teaching from Isha Das. Our Sunday School program features age-appropriate mindfulness, meditation, and yoga based on principles found in the Bible and the Bhavagad Gita.

To learn more, visit our website: www.assisi-institute.org

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