Welcome to the Assisi Institute

Our Vision:

We endeavor to create a place of stillness, silence and peace for those who seek a more intimate experience of God communion – in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi and Paramahansa Yogananda.

The Assisi Institute is a meditation and retreat center and a spiritual community. We host services, classes, retreats and other events to enhance spiritual understanding, promote peace and experience greater levels of communion with God.

Our Mission:

The Assisi Institute is dedicated to supporting individuals who seek a deeper relationship with God. Through the harmonious integration of Kriya Yoga and mystical Christianity, we nurture a sacred community of meditation, contemplative inquiry and compassionate living.

Assisi Institute

1400 N. Winton Road, Rochester, NY 14609

A community of people committed to God-realization, mutual support, and selfless service, the Assisi Institute exists for the sole purpose of assisting spiritual pilgrims on their interior journey to God. We seek to nurture a contemplative environment that brings people into the intuitive awareness of God’s presence. We foster a culture that encourages a balanced, healthy, holistic lifestyle that naturally supports the spiritual process.

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Paramahansa Yogananda

With Kriya Yoga and the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda as our cornerstone, the Assisi Institute integrates Eastern and Western spirituality, with a special emphasis on Christian mysticism. We honor the saints and sages of all traditions, and in the spirit of Saint Francis of Assisi, we welcome all sincere spiritual seekers regardless of religious affiliation.

The Assisi Institute is a not-for-profit organization supported by pledges and donations. All donations are tax deductible.