Online Sadhana Sangam in Tamil

Saturday, July 10

Sunday, July 11, 2021

About the Event

A two-day online Sadhana Sangam was conducted by YSS sannyasis in Tamil from July 10 to  July 11. This provided devotees an opportunity not only for spiritual rejuvenation but also for improving their understanding and practice of Gurudeva’s teachings and meditation techniques.

Review classes on the YSS meditation techniques were available for YSS/SRF Lessons students only; whereas the group meditations and satsangas were open to all. Each of the meditations was conducted in both Tamil and English, whereas the classes and satsangas were in Tamil only.

Schedule of Events

  • Saturday, 10th July
  • Sunday, 11th July

6:10 am to 9:30 am (IST)

Energization Exercises, Welcome Message followed by
Long Meditation and Kirtan

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 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 and welcome remarks, 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. The opening prayer, closing prayer, and healing technique were in Tamil, whereas the reading and chanting were in both Tamil and English.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this programme be made.

11:30 am to 12:30 pm (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 are 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.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this programme be made.

1:30 pm to 2:15 pm (IST)

Autobiography of a Yogi - Group Study and Meditation

In honour of the 75th Anniversary of Paramahansa Yoganandaji’s Autobiography of a Yogi, a special group study and meditation was offered. Open to all, this session began with an opening prayer and chant, followed by periods of silent meditation interspersed with recorded selections from Autobiography of a Yogi, concluding with a closing prayer. This special session allowed devotees to listen to and silently contemplate on Guruji’s words in this acclaimed spiritual classic.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this programme be made.

3:15 pm to 4:00 pm (IST)

Kirtan Session

Devotees joined in a devotional chanting session led by a YSS Sannyasi during one of our previous retreats.

Paramahansa Yoganandaji says: “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.”

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this programme be made.

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm (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. The opening prayer, closing prayer and healing technique were in Tamil, whereas the reading and chanting were in both Tamil and English.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this programme be made.

7:15 pm to 8:15 pm (IST)

Inspirational Talk

A spiritual discourse was conducted by a YSS sannyasi. The theme of the discourse was “Effort is Progress”.

The talk was open to all.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this programme be made.

6:10 am to 9:30 am (IST)

Energization Exercises and Long Meditation with Kirtan
in English and Hindi

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. The opening prayer, closing prayer, and healing technique were in English, whereas the reading and chanting were in both Hindi and English.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this programme be made.

11:00 am to 12:30 pm (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 are invited to join a review class on the Energization Exercises 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.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this class be made.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm (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 are 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.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this class be made.

5:00 pm to 7:45 pm (IST)

Energization Exercises, Meditation, and Closing Satsanga

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 a closing satsanga (for around 45 minutes), and the practice of Paramahansa Yogananda’s healing technique and a closing prayer. The opening prayer, closing prayer, satsanga, and the healing technique were in Tamil; whereas the reading and chanting were in both Tamil and English.

We ask that no recordings or screenshots of this programme be made.

Meditation Room

Join with the participants from around the world in silent meditation

Meditation Room Hours

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

Saturday, July 10
9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. 
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Sunday, July 11
9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. 
12:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. 
4:00 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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