Schedule of Events - 2016

हिंदी में

July – December, 2016

 

Dear Divine Atman,

NOIDA Ashram is unique in some ways; sacred soil from Gurudeva’s ashrams from India and abroad was scattered on its grounds by Swami Vishwanandaji during one of his visits to the site before even the foundation stone was laid! This ashram is also specifically built for holding spiritual retreats around the year. Moreover, 5-day Sangams are held once or twice a year when about 300 devotees from all over the country are accommodated within the ashram. Hindi is the main language used in most classes and satsangas.


This ashram, located about 4 kms from Delhi-UP border, was inaugurated in January 2010. The Administration Block includes a Dhyana Mandir, Reception, Books Room, Library, Counseling Rooms, Kitchen/Dining, Offices, and rooms for sannyasis and devotees transiting through NCR.
Individual Spiritual Retreat are encouraged. Devotees are invited for 3-7 days of silence, introspection, reading, morning-evening group meditations, and counseling by Sannyasis. The Sadhanalaya has 60 single rooms withattached bath and another 60 beds in dormitories.


Conducted Spiritual Retreats, led by Sannyasis, are held regularly, mostly over weekends. These consist of 2/3 days of silence, morning-evening Energization Exercises/meditation, review of our divine Guru’s teachings, how-to-live principles, and techniques of concentration and meditation.


Schedules of Conducted Retreats for July-December 2016 are included. Devotees with fragile health/debilitating conditions may not apply. Devotees with special needs for accommodation or diet may make their own arrangements outside the Ashram. Ashram accommodation is separate for men and women.


Transit Accommodation in a spiritual environment (double-bed rooms with attached bath) is available to devotees visiting/transiting Delhi/Noida for pilgrimage etc. for up to 3 days.


Any devotee who wants transit accommodation, or wants to attend aconducted retreat or individual retreat, should inform Noida Reception by phone or email at least 3 days before the date of his arrival. Devotees whoarrive without such prior intimation may not be accommodated.


Sangams and Retreats offer a chance to let go of the world, dive deep into the inner silence and rejuvenate body, mind and soul. As Gurudeva says,“Every person needs a retreat, a dynamo of silence where he may go for the exclusive purpose of being recharged by the Infinite.”

In divine friendship,
Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

SPECIAL DAYS OF COMMEMRATION, JULY – DECEMBER, 2016

Functions

Date

Activity

Sakha
Ashram, Noida

Dhyana
Kendra,
Delhi

Dhyana
Kendra,
Gurgaon

Guru Purnima

July 17,
Sunday

Long
Meditation

10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.

July 19,
Tuesday

Prabhat Feri and Meditation

6:15 a.m. to
8:00 a.m.

5:00 a.m. to
8:00 a.m..

6:00 a.m. to
7:45 a.m.

Narayana Seva

12:30 p.m. to
2:30 p.m.

12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

Guru Purnima Programme

5:30 p.m. to
8:00 p.m.*

5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

July 24,
Sunday

Special Sunday Satsanga

10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon*

10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon*

Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas

July 25,
Monday

Meditation, Chant
Reading, and
Pushpanjali

5:00 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.*

5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. to
7:30 p.m.

Janmashtami

August 14, Sunday

Janmashtami
Long Meditation

See Page 4

10:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m.

August 20, Saturday

Janmashtami
Long Meditation

10:00 a.m. to
6:00 p.m.

August 25, Thursday

Meditation,
Satsanga, Reading, Chanting, and
Pushpanjali

10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon*

10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon

10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon

Special Meditation, and Bhajans

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Mahasamadhi of
Sri Sri Lahiri
Mahasaya

September 18, Sunday

Long Meditation

10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m.

September 26, Monday

Meditation,
Reading, and
Pushpanjali

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Avirbhava of
Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya

September 30, Friday

Meditation,
Reading, and
Pushpanjali

5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.*

5:00 p.m. to
7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

October 2,
Sunday

Meditation, Chant,
Reading, followed by Guru Langar and Narayan Seva

10:00 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.*

Christmas

December 11, Sunday

Christmas Long Meditation

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

December 24, Saturday

Christmas Long Meditation

10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

December 25, Sunday

Meditation,
Reading, and
Pushpanjali

10 a.m. to
12:00 noon*

10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon

10:00 a.m. to
12:00 noon

New Year’s Eve Meditation

December 31, Saturday

Chanting, Reading,
and Meditation

11:00 p.m. to
12:15 a.m.

10:30 p.m. to 12:05 a.m.

10:30 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.

 * All devotees will be served Guru Langar after the satsanga.

 

RETREATS AND MONTHLY LONG MEDITATIONS
AT NOIDA ASHRAM, JULY – DECEMBER, 2016

S. No.

Month

Date/Day

Days/Timings

Event

Theme

1

July

2 – 3/Sat – Sun

2

Retreat*

Leading A
God-Centered Life

2

July

16/Sat

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monthly Long Meditation

3

July

23 – 24/Sat – Sun

2

Retreat*

For Kriyabans

4

August

13 – 14/Sat – Sun

2

Retreat*

For New Students

5

August

21/Sun

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Special Janmashtami Meditation

6

September

3 – 4/Sat – Sun

2

Retreat*

Healing through
Prayer and Affirmation

7

September

10/Sat

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monthly Long Meditation

8

September

17 – 18/Sat – Sun

2

Retreat*

Being A Messenger of God’s Light and Love

9

October

1 – 2/Sat – Sun

2

Retreat*
(English)

Finding Freedom Through Meditation

10

October

15/Sat

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monthly Long Meditation

11

October

22 – 23/Sat – Sun

2

Retreat*

Art of Right Action

12

November

5/Sat

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monthly Long Meditation

13

December

10 –11/Sat – Sun

2

Retreat*

Cultivating
Purity of Heart

14

December

18/Sun

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Special
Christmas Meditation

* Please Note for Retreats:

  1. Please book in advance, either by calling Noida Ashram or by sending an email to noidaashram@yssi.org
  2. Normally, individual accommodation will be provided within the ashram. However, in summer months those who want AC rooms may have to share accommodation.
  3. The Opening Satsanga is on Friday 8 p.m. Therefore, please plan to arrive on Friday evening before 5 p.m. and depart on Sunday evening or Monday morning.
  4. Classes will be in Hindi, unless it is mentioned otherwise.
  5. Only those devotees who plan to attend the whole retreat may apply.
  6. Retreat “For New Students” (August 13-14) is meant only for those devotees who have received less than 52 lesssons.
  7. If there is over-booking for any retreat, preference will be given to those devotees who have not attended any retreat in the past 4 months. Otherwise, booking will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please Note for Monthly Long Meditations:

Meditation starts at 10 am and ends at 4 pm, followed by Tea and Snacks.

 

GROUP MEDITATION TIMINGS

DAY

NOIDA

DELHI

GURGAON

Sunday

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

1st Saturday

Please see footnote*

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Other Saturdays

Please see footnote*

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Meditation hall remains open on all days

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

BOOK ROOM TIMINGS

DAY

NOIDA

DELHI

GURGAON

Sunday

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

1st Saturday

Please see footnote§

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

CLOSED

Other Saturdays

Please see footnote§

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

* On those Saturdays when there is no monthly long meditation or retreat, the morning and evening meditation timings will be the same as on other weekdays. Please see page 3 for Monthly Long Meditation and Retreat dates.


§ Book Room will remain closed on those Saturdays when monthly long meditations are scheduled. Otherwise it will remain open as on other weekdays. Please see page 3 for Monthly Long Meditation dates.

 

ADDRESSES OF DHYANA KENDRAS AND
MANDALIS IN NCR REGION

Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra — Delhi
11-12, Bhai Vir Singh Marg, New Delhi – 110 001
Phones: (011) 23346271, 23362948
E-mail: ysdk.delhi@gmail.com
Website: http://delhi.ysskendra.org


Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Mandali — Faridabad
C-3, Central Green, NH-3, NIT,
Faridabad – 121 001, Haryana
Phones: 9868306129, 9717983650,
E-mail: ysdm.faridabad@gmail.com


Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Mandali — Ghaziabad
C/o Sri A. K. Khanna, KM-182, Kavi Nagar,
Ghaziabad – 201 002, Uttar Pradesh
Phone: 9810087263, 7503212766
E-mail: Ghaziabad.ysdm@gmail.com


Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra — Gurgaon
Opposite House Number 20, Near DPS (Infant Wing)
Sector-40, HUDA, Gurgaon 122 003, Haryana
Phones: (0124) 4271644, 2580326, 9871078270
E-mail: ysdk.gurgaon@gmail.com


Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Mandali — Sahibabad
C/o Dr. N.C. Kaushik, 11/214, Sector-3, Rajendra Nagar,
Sahibabad – 201 005, Uttar Pradesh
Phones: 9873180418, 9868862575, 0120-2631075
E-mail: ysdm.sahibabad@gmail.com


Addresses of Other Ashrams
Registered Office


Yogoda Satsanga Math — Dakshineswar
21, U. N. Mukherjee Road
Dakshineswar, Kolkata 700 076
Phones: (033) 25645931, 25646208
E-mail: yssdak@yssi.org


Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math — Ranchi
Paramahansa Yogananda Path
Ranchi 834 001, Jharkhand
Phones: (0651) 2460071, 2460074, 2461578
E-mail: yssinformation@yssi.org


Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram — Dwarahat
Dwarahat 263563, Dist. Almora, Uttarakhand
Phones: (05966) 244271, 244671
E-mail: yssdwarahat@gmail.com
More information about YSS and SRF can be obtained from the websites: www.yssofindia.org and http://www.yogananda-srf.org

HOW TO REACH YOGODA SATSANGA SAKHA ASHRAM, NOIDA
From Airports
Domestic and international airports (IGI Airport) are separated by 6-7 km. Our Ashram is over 40 km away.
TAXI (preferably pre-paid within the airport) is a direct, but costly, way of reaching the Ashram. A cheaper alternative is an auto-rickshaw.
From International Airport, take Airport Express Metro to Dwaraka Sector 21. Alight here and take Metro to Noida City Centre (Sector 32). From Noida City Centre, one can take autorickshaw to the Ashram (distance 7 Kms).

From Railway Stations
From both (Old) Delhi and New Delhi stations, one can take the METRO to Noida City Centre (changing at Rajiv Chowk), and then an auto-rickshaw/taxi as above. One can also go directly by auto-rickshaw/taxi.
From the Nizamuddin and Ghaziabad railway stations, one should take an auto-rickshaw or a taxi as there is no Metro.

From Inter-State Bus Terminus
From ISBT, Kashmiri Gate, take Metro to Noida City Centre (changing at Rajiv Chowk), and then an auto-rickshaw/taxi to the Ashram. One can also take an auto-rickshaw/taxi directly to Ashram.
From ISBT, Anand Vihar, it is advisable to take an auto-rickshaw/taxi direct to the Ashram, as there is no Metro.

By Car or Taxi
Follow the route map enclosed, For example, from Delhi, cross Yamuna River by Nizamuddin Bridge, go straight on NH 24, cross UP border, turn right at second traffic light, and then left at the third turning, to reach the Ashram immediately at the corner of first right turn.