Online Sadhana Sangam

Thursday, November 18

Sunday, November 21, 2021

About the Event

A four-day online Sadhana Sangam was conducted by YSS sannyasis in English from November 18 – 21. This online Sadhana Sangam provided devotees an opportunity not only for spiritual rejuvenation, but also for improving their understanding and practice of Gurudeva’s teachings and meditation techniques.   

Participation in this four-day spiritual programme helped devotees to come together from around the world in group meditations, spiritual discourses, and kirtan. Review classes on the YSS meditation techniques were available for YSS/SRF Lessons students only; whereas the group meditations and spiritual discourses were open to all. 

The discourses were in English whereas the review classes on meditation techniques were also be available in Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Tamil, and Telugu.

Schedule of Events

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6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (IST)

Energization Exercises, Meditation and Opening Satsanga

The opening programme included a period of meditation followed by a spiritual discourse by a YSS sannyasi.

Online meditations are open to all.

We began with a practice of the Energization Exercises that was performed together by following a recorded video. (NOTE: Instruction in the performance of the Energization Exercises is not provided in the video. Please learn them from the YSS/SRF Lessons.)

Then, the meditation session started with an opening prayer and welcome remarks followed by an inspirational reading, a period of chanting and silent meditation, and a discourse on “Making God First in Our Lives.” The discourse concluded with the practice of Paramahansa Yogananda’s healing technique and a closing prayer.

6:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. (IST)

Energization Exercises and Meditation

Online meditations are open to all.

The meditation began with a practice of the Energization Exercises that was performed together by following a recorded video. This was followed by a meditation led by a YSS sannyasi. (NOTE: Instruction in the Energization Exercises is not provided in the recorded video. Please learn them from the YSS/SRF Lessons.)

The meditation session started with an opening prayer followed by an inspirational reading, periods of chanting, silent meditation, and concluded with the practice of Paramahansa Yogananda’s healing technique and a closing prayer.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (IST)

Review of Hong-Sau Technique

This ancient and powerful technique of Hong-Sau helps to develop the mind’s latent powers of concentration. Through regular practice one learns to withdraw thought and energy from outward distractions so that they may be focused on any goal to be achieved or problem to be solved. Or one may direct the concentrated attention that results from successful practice toward realizing the Divine Consciousness within.

YSS/SRF Lessons students were invited to join a review class on this meditation technique and receive step-by-step instructions in one of the essential techniques of the Kriya Yoga path as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.

This class was for YSS/SRF Lessons students only. If you are interested in becoming a YSS/SRF Lessons student, and are a resident of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, or Maldives, then click here. Those residing in other countries, please click here.

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (IST)

Review of Aum Technique

Once the student has learned, through the practice of the Hong-Sau Technique, to relax the body and focus the mind, this advanced Aum Technique of Meditation expands the awareness beyond limitations of body and mind to the joyous realization of one’s infinite potential.

YSS/SRF Lessons students were invited to join a review class on this meditation technique and receive step-by-step instructions in one of the essential techniques of the Kriya Yoga path as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.

This class was for YSS/SRF Lessons students only. If you are interested in becoming a YSS/SRF Lessons student, and are a resident of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, or Maldives, then click here. Those residing in other countries, please click here.

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (IST)

Energization Exercises and Meditation

Online meditations are open to all.

We began with a practice of the Energization Exercises that was performed together by following a recorded video. This was followed by a meditation led by a YSS sannyasi. (NOTE: Instruction in the Energization Exercises is not provided in the recorded video. Please learn them from the YSS/SRF Lessons.)

The meditation session started with an opening prayer followed by an inspirational reading, periods of chanting, silent meditation, and concluded with the practice of Paramahansa Yogananda’s healing technique and a closing prayer.

7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (IST)

Spiritual Discourse

Open to all, a spiritual discourse was given by a YSS sannyasi. The topic of the discourse was “The Power of Divine Love.”

6:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (IST)

Energization Exercises and Meditation

Online meditations are open to all.

We began with a practice of the Energization Exercises that was performed together by following a recorded video. This was followed by a meditation led by a YSS sannyasi. (NOTE: Instruction in the performance of the Energization Exercises is not provided in the video. Please learn them from the YSS/SRF Lessons.)

The meditation session started with an opening prayer followed by an inspirational reading, periods of  chanting, and silent meditation. Periods of silent meditation varied but were usually around 45 minutes long. The meditation concluded with the practice of Paramahansa Yogananda’s healing technique and a closing prayer.

10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (IST)

Review of Energization Exercises

Learn to revitalize the body and mind with cosmic energy at will, to eliminate tension, and to purify and strengthen the body in order to more easily direct the energy inward during meditation to reach higher states of consciousness.

YSS/SRF Lessons students were invited to join this review class and receive step-by-step instructions in one of the essential techniques of the Kriya Yoga path as taught by Paramahansa Yogananda: the Energization Exercises.

This class was for YSS/SRF Lessons students only. If you are interested in becoming a YSS/SRF Lessons student, and are a resident of India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, or Maldives, then click here. Those residing in other countries, please click here.

1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. (IST)

Autobiography of a Yogi - Group Study and Contemplation

In honour of the 75th Anniversary of Paramahansa Yoganandaji’s Autobiography of a Yogi, a special group study and contemplation session was offered. Open to all, this session was led by a YSS sannyasi. This special session allowed devotees to listen to and silently contemplate on Guruji’s words in this acclaimed spiritual classic.

3:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (IST)

Kirtan Session

A devotional chanting session was led by a YSS sannyasi.

Paramahansa Yoganandaji said: “Sankirtans or musical gatherings are an effective form of yoga or spiritual discipline, necessitating intense concentration, absorption in the seed thought and sound. Because man himself is an expression of the Creative Word, sound exercises on him a potent and immediate effect. Great religious music of East and West bestows joy on man because it causes a temporary vibratory awakening of one of his occult spinal centres. In those blissful moments a dim memory comes to him of his divine origin.”

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (IST)

Energization Exercises and Meditation

Online meditations are open to all.

We began with a practice of the Energization Exercises that was performed together by following a recorded video. This was followed by a meditation led by a YSS sannyasi. (NOTE: Instruction in the performance of the Energization Exercises is not provided in the video. Please learn them from the YSS/SRF Lessons.)

The meditation session started with an opening prayer followed by an inspirational reading, periods of  chanting and silent meditation and concluded with the practice of Paramahansa Yogananda’s healing technique and a closing prayer.

7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (IST)

Spiritual Discourse

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Autobiography of a Yogi, a special talk was given by a YSS sannyasi. The topic of the talk was: “Celebrating 75 Years of Autobiography of a Yogi — A Scripture for the New Age.”

Paramahansa Yoganandaji’s Autobiography of a Yogi takes the seeker on an intimate, life-transforming journey into the world of spiritual inquiry and adventure. The book is both a vivid account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the ancient science of yoga and its time-honoured tradition of meditation.

In this talk, a YSS sannyasi discussed how this modern scripture has influenced the lives of millions of truth-seekers around the world and has brought people of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds on to the path of Self-realization.

6:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (IST)

Energization Exercises and Long Meditation
with Kirtan

Online meditations are open to all.

We began with practice of the Energization Exercises together along with a recorded video, followed by a meditation led by a YSS sannyasi. (NOTE: Instruction in the Energization Exercises is not provided in the recorded video. Please learn them from the YSS/SRF Lessons.)

The meditation session started with an opening prayer followed by an inspirational reading, periods of chanting, and silent meditation. Periods of silent meditation varied but were usually around 45 minutes long. The meditation concluded with the practice of Paramahansa Yogananda’s healing technique and a closing prayer.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (IST)

Spiritual Discourse

Open to all, a spiritual discourse was given by a YSS sannyasi. The topic of the discourse was “Effort is Progress.”

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (IST)

Energization Exercises and Meditation

Online meditations are open to all.

We began with a practice of the Energization Exercises that was performed together by following a recorded video. This was followed by a meditation led by a YSS sannyasi. (NOTE: Instruction in the Energization Exercises is not provided in the recorded video. Please learn them from the YSS/SRF Lessons.)

The meditation session started with an opening prayer followed by an inspirational reading, periods of chanting and silent meditation, and concluded with the practice of Paramahansa Yogananda’s healing technique and a closing prayer.

7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (IST)

Closing Satsanga

Open to all, a spiritual discourse was given by a YSS sannyasi. The topic of the discourse was “The True Purpose of Religion.”

Meditation Room

Join with the participants from around the world in silent meditation

How to Access the Meditation Room

Spend some time in silent meditation with other devotees via Zoom. Even though this is a silent meditation event, we invite you to turn on your video in Zoom. This way you will be visible to the other participants. Please note, when you enter the meditation room, you will be automatically muted so there will be no noise disturbance to others. 

For instructions on how to download and use Zoom, visit our How to Participate page.

Meditation Room Hours

The meditation room was open (timings are in IST):

Saturday, November 20
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Sunday, November 21
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Access to the Online YSS Meditation Technique Classes

Become a Student of
The Yogoda Satsanga Lessons

The online Sadhana Sangam is open to all. However, online classes on the YSS techniques – the Energization Exercises, Hong-Sau Technique of Concentration, and the Aum Technique of Meditation – are available only to the students of the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons. (Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons students are also welcome.) 

If you are not a student, we invite you to apply now for the YSS Lessons so that you may participate in the classes on these powerful techniques, which are integral to the science of Kriya Yoga taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.

Technical Support

Need Help?

YSS devotees may call us at (0651) 6655 555 or submit queries here.

SRF devotees may submit queries to the SRF Online Meditation Center for technical support or call +1 (760) 417-6080. (Please note: long-distance charges apply.)

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You may explore the following links to know more about Paramahansa Yogananda and his teachings.

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