Each meditation has a special significance if the devotee realizes that he is not alone, but in the presence of God. Practise the techniques deeply, and then open your heart to God, asking Him to reveal Himself to you. Gradually you will find your consciousness saturated with the awareness of His presence.
— Paramahansa Yogananda
Paramahansa Yogananda inaugurated the custom of holding an all-day meditation service during the Christmas season to foster communion with the Christ Consciousness (Kutastha Chaitanya), which he said constitutes the true celebration of Christmas.
YSS sannyasis led an 8-hour long Christmas meditation on Sunday, December 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (IST).