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Kumbha Mela at Prayagraj (Allahabad)-2019

“The religious fairs held in India from time immemorial are known as Kumbha Melas; they have kept spiritual goals in the sight of the multitude.” 

Paramahansa Yogananda


Inspired by these words of our Guru, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) has been organizing camps during Kumbha Melas in the past. Likewise, we are planning to set up a YSS Camp at the Kumbha that will be held at Prayagraj (Allahabad) early next year. The Camp will be functional on the Kumbha Mela grounds from January 10 to February 21, 2019.

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Livestreamed Satsanga With Swami Chidananda Giri, December 13, 2018

Swami Chidananda Giri, president and spiritual head of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship will usher in the holidays with a special Christmas greeting and exciting news about the launch of the new edition of the Yogoda Satsanga/Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons, including details about many of the special features to be introduced for the first time.

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Newsletter & Appeal 2018

The YSS Centenary Celebrations continued on through the last quarter of 2017 and concluded in March 2018. This period was marked by several firsts in the history of YSS. During October-November 2017, Swami Chidanandaji made his first visit to YSS after becoming the fifth President of YSS/SRF in August 2017.

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Janmotsav 2019

We are happy to announce that, in 2019, the Janmotsav celebrations in the honour of our blessed Gurudeva Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, will be held simultaneously at Indore and Puri during January 4 – 7. We convey our sincere gratitude to the devotees of these two Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendras who have expressed their eagerness to host the event.

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Messages From Swami Chidananda Giri

Addressing the concerns of all those who feel troubled by the negativity that can seem all-pervasive in our world culture today, Swami Chidanandaji offers perspective, encouragement, and practical spiritual advice on how to live as a “divine warrior of light and truth…to promote spiritual harmony (dharma) on earth.”

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Government of India Commemorates the 125th Birth Anniversary of Yoganandaji

With immense joy we announce that the Government of India has once again recognized the spiritual stature and contributions of one of the immortal sons of India, our Gurudeva Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, and has decided to commemorate his 125th Birth Anniversary.

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Relief activities by YSS in flood affected Kerala

Unprecedented rains caused devastating floods in Kerala in the month of August 2018. It was the worst flood in Kerala in nearly a century. This catastrophe has affected one-sixth of the total population of Kerala causing immeasurable misery and devastation to hundreds of villages. An estimated 10,000 km of roads and thousands of homes have been destroyed. The Union government declared it a Level 3 Calamity – a calamity of severe nature. Although some of our devotees were temporarily displaced, however, with the grace of Gurudeva they are all safe.


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Message from Swami Chidananda Giri

Dear Ones,

My heart and thoughts are very much with all those who are suffering because of the devastating floods and landslides in Kerala. The monastics in the ashrams of Yogoda Satsanga Society/Self-Realization Fellowship, as well as the members of our Worldwide Prayer Circle, join me in deeply praying for those souls who have left this earth, and for the survivors—many of whom have lost loved ones, or their homes and livelihoods. Our monastics and devotees stepped into action immediately, helping to organize relief efforts for those affected. In my own meditations, I daily lay at the feet of Divine Mother the needs of all who are hurting physically and emotionally, knowing that She enfolds them in Her infinitely compassionate heart and inspires Her other children to reach out with loving care and helping hands to those in need.

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Message from Sri Swami Chidananda Giri for Janmashtami 2018

Dear One,

Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of the beloved Bhagavan Sri Krishna, is a time of great rejoicing among all of us around the world who have been touched by the light and glory of his sublime life. A divinely sent restorer of righteousness (dharma), Sri Krishna lives on in our hearts as an embodiment of God’s love and joy. As the gopis and gopas of Brindaban were irresistibly drawn by the melodies of Krishna’s flute, so let the celestial beauty of his eternal presence lead our souls ever Godward – guided by the timeless truths he conveyed to Arjuna, which speak to us even now through the sacred Bhagavad Gita.

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Satsanga With Swami Chidananda Giri at 2018 SRF World Convocation

Swami Chidananda Giri, president and spiritual head of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship, will hold a satsanga that will be livestreamed on Saturday, August 11, at 8:00 a.m. IST (India Standard Time).


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YSS’s Swami Smaranananda Honoured by Prestigious University

Swami Smaranananda, General Secretary of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS), received the Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur on July 20, 2018. This highest honour from the Institute was conferred upon Swami Smaranananda in recognition of his decades of service to society as a YSS monk.

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Extended Retreat at Noida with Gita Classes
Sep. 27 - 30, 2018

We are happy to inform that due to demand from many parts of the country, Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) has decided to conduct on an experimental basis an extended retreat in the second half of this year, atYogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram, Noida, situated at B-4, Sector 62, Noida - 201307, (U.P).

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