Schedule of Events, NCR, July

Dear Divine Atman,

The first half of this year has been an eventful one. In the month of January, we had the good fortune of having Swami Vishwananda and Bramachari Bhadrananda. They were present on Janmotsav. This function was attended by many dignitaries as closing of 125th Birth Anniversary Celebrations at Noida Ashram. As you may be aware, in March, two Sadhana Sangams were held in the sacred environment of the Noida Ashram. It is inspiring to note that both Sangams had full participation.

We are very pleased to inform that our revered President, Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri will be visiting India in months of October-November 2019. Noida Ashram will have the good fortune of having a three day function from October 18 – 20. Devotees from all parts of the country are welcome to join this program. Similar programs will be held at Mumbai and Hyderabad. A separate bulletin with complete information is being sent with respect to this function.

 

A brief overview of the Ashram

The ashram consists of an administration block, two retreat blocks, a big pandal, grounds for exercise and a beautiful central garden with trees, flowers, butterflies, and birds enhancing the spiritual vibrations of the ashram.

Conducted spiritual retreats: Conducted Retreats at Noida Ashram have been restructured to meet the spiritual needs of devotees. Methods have been introduced to encourage only emergent use of mobile phones and practise complete silence. Retreats will have a central theme and the duration and structure of the program is made to meet the requirements of that theme. There will be adequate periods for rest, self-study, and longer periods of meditation.

Individual retreats are encouraged. Devotees can stay in the ashram for 3-7 days and utilize this period for remaining in silence, introspection, spiritual reading, meditation, and practising the presence of God.

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

ACCOMMODATION in a spiritual environment (double-bed rooms with attached bath) is available to devotees visiting or transiting through NCR for pilgrimage etc. for up to 3 days.

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

Those attending individual or conducted retreats are expected to join group meditations at the ashram. They can seek personal counselling from the sannyasis during their stay.

This booklet contains schedules for Special days of Commemoration, President’s Visit, and Conducted Retreats. It also has information about Group Meditation and Book timings in Delhi and Gurugram Kendras and Noida Ashram.

Noida Ashram is open to visitors during the daytime, and all are welcome to attend the Sunday Satsangas which consist of a period of brief group meditation followed by a discourse by one of the sannyasis. Simultaneously, a Childrens’ Satsanga is conducted in Bal Kutir for devotees’ children aged 5 to 12 years.

Mothers’ Room: Noida Ashram provides facility to mothers with young babies to attend Sunday Satsanga and other programs through video relay in a special room located in ladies retreat block. We are happy to inform that Mothers’ Room facility has been fully utilized since its inauguration last year.

Gurudeva says: “Protect yourself against temptation and sorrow by reason and by communion with God. In the Bhagavad-Gita the Lord says: ‘The ignorant, oblivious of Me as the Maker of all creatures, are blind to My presence within the human form.’ Meditation is simply reminding yourself again and again that you are not the limited physical body, but the Infinite Spirit. Meditation is arousing the memory of your real Self and forgetting what you imagine you are. If a drunken prince goes into the slums and, forgetting entirely his true identity, begins lamenting, ‘How poor I am,’ his friends will laugh at him and say, ‘Wake up, and remember that you are a prince.’” Noida ashram offers this opportunity through its retreats, sangams, and various other occasions for individual solitude and contemplation in its sylvan environment and spiritual vibrations charged with Guruji’s presence.

In divine friendship,
Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

WE WOULD ENCOURAGE YOU TO USE OUR WEBSITE WWW.NOIDA.YSSASHRAM.ORG FOR:

  1. Complete information about Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram – Noida.
  2. Online Registration for Conducted Retreats.
  3. Online Registration for Noida Sangams.
  4. Online Request for Staying in Ashram.
  5. Subscription for Noida Ashram eNewsletter.

Special Days of Commemorations, July – December, 2019

Functions

Date

Activity

Sakha
Ashram, Noida

Dhyana
Kendra,
Delhi

Dhyana
Kendra,
Gurugram

Guru Purnima

July 14, Sun

Long
Meditation

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

July 16, Tues

Prabhat Feri and Meditation

6:15 am to 8:00 am***

5:00 am to 8:00 am***

5:45 am to 7:30 am***

Narayan Seva

12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Guru Purnima Program

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm*

Meditation and Pushpanjali

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

July 20, Sat

Narayan Seva

12:00 noon onwards

July 21, Sun

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

10:00 am to 12:00 noon*

10:00 am to 12:00 noon**

Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas

 July 25, Thurs

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm*

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Janmashtami

Aug 18, Sun

Special
Janmashtami Long Meditation

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Aug 24, Sat

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

10:00 am to 12:00 noon*

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Aug 25, Sun

Special
Janmashtami Long Meditation

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Mahasamadhi of
Sri Sri Lahiri
Mahasaya

Sept 22, Sun

Long
Meditation

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sept 26, Thurs

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Sept 29, Sun

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

10:00 am to 12:00 noon**

Avirbhava of Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya

Sept 30, Mon

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

5:00 pm to 7:30 pm*

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Christmas

Dec 22, Sun

Special
Christmas Long Meditation

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Dec 25, Wed

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

10:00 am to 12:00 noon*

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

New Year’s Eve Meditation

Dec 31, Tue

Chanting,
Reading and Meditation

11:00 pm to 12:15 am

10:30 pm to 12:05 am

10:30 pm to 12:15 am

 

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

** Followed by Guru Langar and Narayan Seva.

*** Refreshments will be served after the event.

MONTHLY LONG MEDITATIONS, RETREATS, AND PRESIDENT’S VISIT
AT  NOIDA ASHRAM, July – December, 2019

S. No.

Month/Date

Days/Timings

Event

1

July, 6 – 7

Fri (7 pm) to Sun (4 pm)

Retreat

2

July, 14

Sun (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Long Meditation

3

Aug, 3 – 4

Sat (7 pm) to Sun (4 pm)

Retreat

4

Aug, 18

Sun (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Special Janmashtami Long
Meditation

5

Sept, 7 – 8

Fri (7 pm) to Sun (4 pm)

Retreat

6

Sept, 28 – 29

Sat (10:00 am) to
Sunday (12.00 noon)

26 hours Long Meditation

7

Oct, 18 – 20

Fri to Sun

President’s Visit

8

Nov, 21 – 24

Thur (10:00 am) to
Sun (4:00 pm)

Extended Retreat

9

Nov, 24

Sun (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Long Meditation

10

Dec 14 – 15

Fri (7 pm) to Sun (4 pm)

Retreat

11

Dec, 22

Sun (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Special Christmas Long Meditation

 

Please Note for Monthly Long Meditations:

Meditation starts at 10 am and ends at 4 pm, followed by tea and snacks.

Please Note for Retreats:

  1. Please book in advance, by registering on-line through Noida website (www.noida.yssashram.org) or by sending an email to [email protected] or by calling Noida Ashram.
  2. Normally, individual accommodation will be provided within the ashram
  3. The 2-day Retreat starts from Friday evening meditation and the Opening Satsanga is on Friday at 8:15 pm. The retreat ends on Sunday at 4 pm.
  4. Only those devotees who plan to attend the entire retreat may apply.
  5. Please note retreatants have to deposit their mobile phones at the Ashram Reception on arrival.

BOOK ROOM TIMINGS

DAY

NOIDA Ashram

DELHI Kendra

Gurugram Kendra

1st Sunday

11:30 am to 5:00 pm*

11:30 am to 4:30 pm

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sundays Other Than 1st Sunday

11:30 am to
5:00 pm*

11:30 am to 4:30 pm

11:30 am to 4:30 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

10:30 am to 4:30 pm

10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Thursday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

10:30 am to 3:30 pm

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

Saturday

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

10:30 am to 1:30 pm

10:00 am to 3:30 pm

* On Sundays, when there is long meditation, book room will remain closed.

GROUP MEDITATION TIMINGS

DAY

NOIDA Ashram

DELHI Kendra

Gurugram Kendra

1st Sunday*

10:00 am to 11:30 am

10:00 am to 11:30 am*

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sundays Other Than 1st Sunday

10:00 am to 11:30 am 10:00 am to 11:30 am* 10:00 am to 11:30 am
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

7:00 am to 8:00 am

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Thursday

7:00 am to 8:00 am

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Saturdays

7:00 am to 8:00 am

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm* 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Meditation hall remains open on all days 7:00 am to 9:00 pm 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

 

Please note:  Children Satsanga is conducted at Noida, Delhi, and Gurugram every Sunday during the same time that the adults have their satsanga. Devotees who have children between 5 – 12 years age are encouraged to bring them and introduce them to the Children Satsanga programme.

* In Delhi Kendra, there will be long meditation from 10 am to 4 pm on Sundays – Oct 13, and Nov 17. On all Saturdays, prior to days of long meditation, conducted meditation will be from 5 pm to 7 pm.

 

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: [email protected];
Map Directions: www.yssi.org/delhimap

Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra — Gurugram
Opposite House Number 20, Near DPS (Infant Wing) Sector-40,
HUDA, Gurugram – 122 003, Haryana;
Phones: (0124) 4271644, 2580326, 9871078270;
E-mail: [email protected];
Map Directions: www.yssi.org/gurugrammap

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: [email protected]

Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Mandali — Faridabad
C-3, Central Green, NH-3,
NIT, Faridabad – 121 001,
Haryana; Phones: 9953895846, 9811329428,9899821555;
E-mail: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Mandali — Tagore Garden
C/o Sri Alok Misra, Lower Ground Floor, AD – 13,
Tagore Garden, New Delhi;
Phone: 9650102777

Addresses of Other Ashrams / Registered Office

Yogoda Satsanga Math — Dakshineswar
21, U. N. Mukherjee Road, Dakshineswar,
Kolkata – 700 076;
Phones: (033) 25645931, 25646208, 8420873743;
E-mail: [email protected]

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math — Ranchi
Paramahansa Yogananda Path, Ranchi – 834 001,
Jharkhand; Phones: 9431917444, 9431917555, 9431917333, (0651) – 2460071, 2460073, 2460074;
E-mail: [email protected]

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram — Dwarahat
Dwarahat – 263563 Dist- Almora, Uttarakhand;
Phones: 9756082167, (05966) 244271, 244671;
E-mail: [email protected]

More information about YSS and SRF can be obtained from the websites: www.yssofindia.org and www.yogananda.org

 

HOW TO REACH YOGODA SATSANGA SAKHA ASHRAM, NOIDA

In case you have a smartphone, then we encourage you to use the below URL which will help you to navigate to Noida Ashram from your current location.

www.yssi.org/noidamap

Travel Direction

Mode of Travel

Travel Time
(Approx.)

Cost
(Approx.)

From Airport
(Approx. 38 Kms)

Pre-Paid Taxi / OLA / Uber

1 Hr 30 Mins

About ₹ 800
(may vary as per demand)

Metro Line

1 Hr 20 Mins

₹ 110

Metro Direction: Metro connections are available at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. For latest route details, kindly check at airport.  

From New Delhi Railway Station
(Approx. 17 Kms)

Pre-Paid Taxi / OLA / Uber

1 Hr 10 Mins

About ₹ 500
(may vary as per demand)

Metro Line

50 Mins

₹ 50

Metro Direction:
Take Yellow Line Metro from New Delhi till Rajiv Chowk.
 From here take Blue Line till Sector 62 Noida Metro Station.
From here take an auto-rickshaw to the Ashram (distance 2-3 kms)*

From Hazrat Nizamuddin
Railway Station
(Approx. 14 Kms)

Pre-Paid Taxi / OLA / Uber

35 Mins

About ₹ 350
(may vary as per demand)

Metro Line

30 Mins

₹ 40

Metro Direction:
Take Pink Line Metro from Hazrat Nizamuddin till Mayur Vihar Phase I.
From here take Blue Line till Sector 62 Noida Metro Station.
 From here take an auto-rickshaw to the Ashram (distance 2-3 kms.)*

From ISBT,
Kashmiri Gate
(Approx. 14 Kms)

Pre-Paid Taxi / OLA / Uber

40 Mins

About ₹ 400
(may vary as per demand)

Metro Line

50 Mins

₹ 50

Metro Direction:
Take Pink Line from Kashmiri Gate Metro Station till Mandi House.
From here take Blue Line till Sector -62 Noida Metro Station.
From here take an auto-rickshaw to the Ashram (distance 2-3 kms)*

From ISBT,
Anand Vihar
(Approx. 8 Kms)

Pre-Paid Taxi / OLA / Uber

40 Mins

About ₹ 300
(may vary as per demand)

Metro Line

No Metro Route

NA

* Auto-rickshaw fare from Noida Sec-62 Metro Station to Ashram is approx. Rs 50

ROUTE MAP for YOGODA SATSANGA SAKHA ASHRAM, NOIDA

Paramahansa Yogananda Marg, B-4, Sector–62
Noida 201307, Uttar Pradesh

Road Route, Directions from Delhi:

•        From Delhi, at Nizamuddin, take “Delhi – Meerut Expressway”.
•        You will cross Akshardham Temple on your left, continue straight for about 8.5 kms.
•        Take Right turn from Sector 62, Police Post.
•        Take 3rd Left Turn, to Paramahansa Yogananda Marg.
•        On Paramahansa Yogananda Marg take 1st Right Turn.
•        After turn, the 1st building on your left will be Noida Ashram.

Nearby Landmark:

•        Next to Okaya Building.
•        Opposite IIM Lucknow, Noida Campus.
•        Around 2-3 Kms from Fortis Hospital, Noida.

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