Schedule of Events - 2017

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July – December, 2017

 

Dear Divine Atman,

NOIDA Ashram is unique in many ways. Sacred soil from Gurudeva’s ashrams from India and abroad was scattered on its grounds by Swami Vishwananda during one of his visits to the site even before the foundation stone was laid. Built specifically to hold spiritual retreats around the year, Noida Ashram located about 4 km from Delhi-UP border, was inaugurated on January 3, 2010. In a short time it has become an important destination for YSS/SRF devotees from all over india and the world. As many as 3,200 devotees stayed in the ashram last year. Five-day Sadhana Sangams are held once or twice a year when about 350 devotees from all over the country are accommodated within the ashram. Hindi is the main language used in most classes and satsangas.


The ashram consists of an administration block (with Meditation Halls, Reception, Books Room, Library, Counseling Rooms, Dining Hall, and Offices), two retreat blocks (separate for ladies and gents), a big pandal for functions, and grounds for exercise. A central garden resplendent with blossoms and shady trees evokes the sacred feeling of an ancient ashram set amidst sylvan surroundings, saturated with the timeless peace of the ages.


CONDUCTED GROUP RETREATS, led by Sannyasis, are held regularly, mostly over weekends. These spiritual retreats consist of 2-3 days of silence, morning and evening Energization Exercises and Group Meditation, review of our divine Guru’s techniques of concentration and meditation, Gurudeva’s teachings and How-to-Live principles.


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, and for practising the presence of God.

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.

Noida ashram is open to visitors during the daytime, and all are welcome to attend the Sunday Satsanga which consists of a period of brief group meditation followed by a satsanga by one of the sannyasis. Simultaneously, a Children Satsanga is conducted in the Bal Kutir for devotees’ children aged 9 to 14 years.


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


Any devotee, who wants to attend a conducted Group Retreat should book at least fifteen days ahead of the scheduled programme (refer to the Retreats schedule on Page 5). For transit accommodation, or for individual retreat, devotees should inform Noida Reception by phone or e-mail at least 3 days before the date of arrival. Devotees who arrive without such prior intimation may not be accommodated. This booklet contains schedules for Special Days of Commemoration, Monthly Long Meditation, Sadhana Sangam, and conducted Group Retreats. It also has information about Group Meditation and Book timings in Delhi and Gurgaon Kendras, and Noida Ashram. Centenary celebrations of Foundation of YSS will begin in 2017. Some of the programmes in NCR get a mention in this booklet, while details of any additional events will be intimated to you once they are finalised.


Sangam 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, 2017

Functions

Date

Activity

Sakha
Ashram, Noida

Dhyana
Kendra,
Delhi

Dhyana
Kendra,
Gurgaon

Guru Purnima

July 2, Sunday

Long Meditation

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

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

July 9, Sunday

Parabhat Feri and Meditation

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

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

5:45 a.m. to
7:30 a.m.

Narayana Seva

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

Guru Purnima Programme

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

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

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

July 15, Saturday

Narayana Seva

12:00 noon
onwards

July 16, Sunday

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

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

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

Narayana Seva

12:30 pm
onwards

Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas

July 25, Tuesday

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

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

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

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

Janmashtami

August 6, Sunday

Janmashtami Long Meditation

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

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

August 13, Sunday

Janmashtami Long Meditation

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

August 14, Monday

Satsanga 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

Mahasamadhi of Sri Sri Lahri Mahasaya

September 24, Sunday

Long Meditation

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

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

September 26, Tuesday

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

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

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

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

Avirbhava of Sri Sri Lahiri Mahasaya

September 30, Saturday

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

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

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

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

October 8, Sunday

Satsanga, Pushpanjali
Guru Langar and Narayana Seva

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

Christmas

December 17, Sunday

Christmas Long Meditation

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

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

December 24, Sunday

Christmas Long Meditation

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

December 25, Monday

Satsanga 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

New Year's Eve Meditation

December 31, Sunday

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, 2017

S. No.

Month

Date/Day

Days/Timings

Event

Theme

1

July

1 – 2/Fri – Sun

7:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (Hindi)

Why Should We Seek God?

2

July

16/Sun

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Long Meditation

3

July

22 – 23/Fri – Sun

7:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (English)

The Real Meaning of Success in Life

4

August

5 – 6/Fri – Sun

7:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (Hindi)

For New Student

5

August

13/Sun

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Special Janmashtami Meditation

6

August

19 – 20/Fri – Sun

7:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (Hindi)

Scientific Principles Behind Yoga and Meditation

7

September

2 – 3/Fri – Sun

7:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (Hindi)

Maintaining Internal Peace in Complex World

8

September

10/Sun

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Long Meditation

9

September

16 – 17/Fri – Sun

7:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (Hindi)

The Practical Benefits of Doing Sadhana

10

September — October

Sep 30 — Oct 1-2 /Sat — Mon

5:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (Hindi)

Retreat for Kriyabans

11

October

7 – 8/Sat – Sun

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

26 hr. Long Centenary Meditation

12

October

14 – 15/Fri – Sun

7:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (Hindi)

Being a Karma Yogi in a Competitive Environment

13

November

12/Sun

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Long Meditaion

14

December

2 – 3/Fri – Sun

7:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Retreat (Hindi)

Secrets of Success on the Spiritual Path

15

December

24/Sun

10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Special Christmas Meditation

* Please Note for Monthly Long Meditations:

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

* 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.
  3. The 2-day Retreat starts from Friday evening meditation and the Opening Satsanga is on Friday at 8 pm. The retreat ends on Sunday at 4 pm.
  4. Only those devotees who plan to attend the entire retreat may apply.
  5. Retreat “For New Students” (Aug 5 — 6) is meant only for those devotees who have received less than 52 Lessons.
  6. If there is over booking for any retreat, preference will be given to those devotees who have not attended any retreat for past 4 months. Otherwise, booking will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

BOOK ROOM TIMINGS

DAY

NOIDA

DELHI

GURGAON

Sunday

11:30 a.m. to 5:00 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 5:00 p.m.

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

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

Thursday

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

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

2nd Saturday

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

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

Other Saturdays

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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

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

 

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.

2nd 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.

 

* Children Satsanga is conducted at Noida, Delhi, and Gurgaon every Sunday during the same period that the adults have their satsanga. Devotees who have children between 5-12 years are encouraged to bring them and introduce them to the Children Satsanga programme.

* 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 5 for Monthly Long Meditation and Retreat 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.

ROUTE MAP for YOGODA SATSANGA SAKHA ASHRAM—NOIDA