Application for The Temple of Kriya Yoga Seminary
The Temple of Kriya Yoga Seminary is an open enrollment course leading to ordination. The purpose of the program is to ordain Kriya Yoga swamis (priests). Only those who have not been previously ordained are accepted into the Seminary program. Auditing is not permitted. Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview with members of the Seminary Committee prior to entering the seminary to determine readiness for entering the program.

In submitting this application, I am affirming my intent to apply for acceptance into the Temple of Kriya Yoga Seminary for the purpose of seeking ordination as a swami (priest). I affirm that I have not been previously ordained.

Your application will be reviewed and you will be notified of the status of your admission to the Seminary within two weeks of the Temple receipt of your completed application.

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Birthdate (If you do not know some of your exact birth data, please indicate this below and provide the nearest large city or approximate time.)
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Please type your answers to the following questions. Be as open and complete as possible. Note that you are asked to answer the final question in your own handwriting and to scan and return this question to the Temple via email. Please give a brief summary of your educational background.
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Describe any previous religious/spiritual/metaphysical training or studies:
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Why do you want to pursue the Kriya Yoga Seminary Program
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What key experience led you to believe that the priesthood was for you?
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Are you a disciple of any teacher or guru?
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What is the biggest challenge of your life at this time?
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How are you addressing this challenge?
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Do you have any physical conditions that would limit or preclude the practice of hatha yoga? If so, please describe.
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Please complete the statements below with the first thought that comes to mind:
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I want to know
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During my childhood
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The main thing to work for
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I've always envied
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If I could only
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When I have nothing to do
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What I need most is
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The most discouraging thing
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In my family my father
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My greatest trouble is
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My imagination
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What makes me angry is
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I wish that my mother
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A leader should
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Earning my living
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When trouble comes
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I often think of myself as
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I wonder if I should
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If I were not
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In your own words, please describe yourself in as much detail as possible. Please use separate sheet or sheets. Please scan the handwritten document and send it via email to: kriya@yogakriya.org. Please make subject line: Your name/addition to seminary application. Or, send via mail to: Temple of Kriya Yoga, 2414 N. Kedzie, Chicago, Il 60647, or fax to 773-342-4601.
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Please note that a non-refundable $25.00 application fee must be submitted with your application. Please submit this via the Temple website or send a check to: Temple of Kriya Yoga, 2414 N. Kedzie, Chicago, Il 60647 You will be notified of your admission status within two weeks of the Temple receiving your completed application. Any questions or comments maybe submitted below.
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