Schedule of Events - 2018

Dear Divine Atman,

The first half of this year has been an eventful one. In the month of January, we had the good fortune to have two monks and four nuns from SRF visit the ashram and give Satsanga. As you may be aware, in March, two Sadhana Sangams were held in the sacred environment of the Noida Ashram. The first one was a Centenary Closing Sangam to mark the closing of the Centenary year and the second a normal Sadhana Sangam. It is inspiring to note that both Sangams had full participation.

We are also happy to inform that due to demand from many parts of the country, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India has decided to experiment with an extended retreat in the second half of this year from 27th September to 30th September. The main feature of this retreat would be that it will be for a period of four days and that devotees from all parts of India would be invited to attend. The classes will be in English. Outstation devotees would be given preference for accommodation in the Ashram. However, depending on availability, local devotees will also be accommodated. Another feature of this retreat would be that those local devotees who are interested to attend and not provided accommodation in the ashram, would still be able to attend because they would be permitted to come from their homes in the morning and go back at the end of the day.

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, led by Swamis are held regularly, mostly over weekends, these consist of 2 — 3 days of silence, morning and evening Energization Exercises and meditation, review of our divine Guru’s techniques of concentration and meditation, 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 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/ Noida for pilgrimage etc. for up to 3 days.

Any devotee, who wants to attend conducted retreat, individual retreat or avail transit accommodation, should inform by either calling Noida Ashram or by registering online through website www.noida.yssashram.org or by sending an email to noidaashram@ yssi.org at least 3 days in advance. 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.

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 5 to 12 years.

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

We would suggest that you subscribe to our eNewsletter for getting the latest information and updates on all the events and activities in the Noida Ashram, Delhi Kendra, and Gurugram Kendra.

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 exclusive purpose of being recharged by the Infinite.”

In divine friendship,
Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

We would encourage you to use our website www.noida.yssashram.org for :

  1. Information about Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram, Noida
  2. Registering for Conducted Retreats
  3. Registering for Noida Sangams
  4. Requesting for accommodation for staying in the Ashram
  5. Subscribing for Noida Ashram eNewsletter

SPECIAL DAYS OF COMMEMRATION, JULY – DECEMBER, 2018

Functions

Date

Activity

Sakha
Ashram, Noida

Dhyana
Kendra,
Delhi

Dhyana
Kendra,
Gurugram

Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas

July 25, Wed

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.

Guru Purnima

July 8, Sun

Long Meditation

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

July 22, Sun

Long Meditation

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

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

July 27, Fri

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.***

Narayan Seva

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

Guru Purnima Programme

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

Meditation and Pushpanjali

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

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

July 29, Sun

Satsanga and Pushpanjali

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

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

Aug 4, Sat

Narayan Seva

12:30 noon
onwards

Janmashtami

Sept 2, Sun

Janmashtami Long Meditation

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

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

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

Sept 3, Mon

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 Lahiri Mahasaya

Sept 23, Sun

Long Meditation

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

Sept 26, Wed

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

Sept 30, Sun

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**

Christmas

Dec 23, Sun

Christmas Long Meditation

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

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

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

Dec 25, Tue

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

Dec 31, Mon

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.

 * Followed by Guru Langar

 ** Followed by Guru Langar and Narayan Seva

 *** Followed by Refreshments

MONTHLY LONG MEDITATIONS, RETREATS,
AT NOIDA ASHRAM, JULY – DECEMBER, 2018

S. No.

Month / Date

Days / Timings

Event

1

July 7 – 8

Fri (7 p.m.) to Sun (4 p.m.)

Retreat (English)

2

July 22

Sun (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Long Meditation

3

August 11 – 12

Fri (7 p.m.) to Sun (4 p.m.)

Retreat (Hindi)

4

August 19

Sun (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Long Meditation

5

August 25 – 26

Fri (7 p.m.) to Sun (4 p.m.)

Retreat for new students (Hindi)

6

September 2

Sun (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Special Janmashtami Meditation

7

September 15 – 16

Fri (7 p.m.) to Sun (4 p.m.)

Retreat for Kriyabans (Hindi)

8

September 27 – 30

Thu (9 a.m.) to Sun (4 p.m.)

Special 4 Days Retreat (English)

9

October 6 – 7

Fri (7 p.m.) to Sun (4 p.m.)

Retreat (Hindi)

10

October 13 – 14

Sat (5 p.m.) to Sun (7 p.m.)

Special 26 hr. Long Meditation

11

October 20 – 21

Fri (7 p.m.) to Sun (4 p.m.)

Retreat (Hindi)

12

November 18

Sun (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Long Meditation

13

December 8 – 9

Fri (7 p.m.) to Sun (4 p.m.)

Retreat (Hindi)

14

December 23

Sun (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.)

Special Christmas Meditation

Please Note for Monthly Long Meditations at Noida Ashram:

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

Please Note for Retreats:

  1. Book in advance, either by calling Noida Ashram or by registering online through website www.noida.yssashram.org 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 8.15 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 25 – 26) is meant only for those devotees who have received less than 52 lessons.
  6. Booking will be done on a first-come-first-served basis. 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.

 

BOOK ROOM TIMINGS

DAY

NOIDA

DELHI

GURUGRAM

1st Sunday

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

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

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sundays Other Than 1st 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.

10:00 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.

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

Saturdays

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

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

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

 

GROUP MEDITATION TIMINGS

DAY

NOIDA

DELHI

GURUGRAM

1st Sunday*

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

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

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

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

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

Sundays Other Than 1st 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.

Saturdays

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

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

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 Gurugram every Sunday during the same period 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 on August 12, October 7, and November 4, there will be Long Meditation from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. On Saturdays, prior to these dates, meditation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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 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 (Registered Office)
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