This fall, Ananda in Texas is blessed to be offering an amazing opportunity to come together as Kriyabans IN PERSON for a four-day Kriya retreat. During this time, we will be able to experience together the deep practice of Kriya meditation facilitated by Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma from Seattle Washington. All four Kriya initiations with reviews will be offered to qualified participants.

There will be ample time for meditation, nature and satsang as we enjoy the beauty and quiet of the Springhill Retreat Center located in Richardson, Texas.  (View schedule) All meals served will be vegetarian with special dietary needs taken into consideration.


  • This is a Kriyaban ONLY retreat, reserved for new and existing Ananda Kriyabans.
  • UPDATE: Due to the recent surge in the Delta variant, ALL retreat participants must be fully vaccinated to attend any portion of the retreat, (this includes the public programs of Sunday Service and the banquet as well). Masks will be required for all indoor activities.
  • Those wishing to receive the Higher Kriyas must also attend the 1st Kriya Ceremony.
  • A public program open to all will be held at the retreat center on Sunday, Oct. 10th and includes Sunday service starting at 9:30am and is followed by a celebratory Indian Banquet from 11:45am to 2:00pm. (We will be following the most updated CDC guidelines for COVID-19 protocol.)


Private Room (Oct 8 – 11 (3 nights)) (Please contact to register for accommodations) $369
Saturday Day Pass (includes morning sadhana, brunch, dinner, flowers and fruit for kriya – must be purchased by Oct 1st) – register below
Saturday & Sunday Day Pass (includes same as Sat day pass, plus Sunday day pass program and Sunday Indian banquet –must be purchased by Oct 1st) – register below
Sunday Indian Banquet (must be purchased by Oct 1st) – register below $30

Please Note: Please contact  to register for accommodations. For those who will be attending Sunday Service and wish to also purchase Indian Banquet tickets, they must be purchased by October 1st. For those wishing to attend only the Kriya Initiations, a Guest Day Pass will be necessary. For more info contact and visit our Kriyaban Retreat FAQ page.

Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma are co-spiritual directors and kriyacharyas for Ananda Sangha and Community in the greater Seattle area.

In his leadership roles, Hriman oversees the Ananda Community, Ananda Farms and the class planning for both Ananda Sangha and the Institute of Living Yoga, as its founder and director. As director of the Institute of Living Yoga located at the Meditation Temple in Bothell, Hriman guides its teacher certification programs and is the lead instructor for the meditation teacher training program.

Padma offers classes in spiritual counseling, inspired parenting, habits, and other relevant subjects to the spiritual journey. Her leadership and teaching skills were honed in her many years of working with Swami Kriyananda in the publishing and foreign rights licensing of his nearly 150 books.

Prior to accepting Swami Kriyananda’s invitation in 1993 to move to Seattle to guide the work there, Hriman and Padma were residents of Ananda Village in California since the 1970’s where they raised their two children.


3991 E. Renner Road, Richardson, Texas 75082-2501