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YSS Lessons Launch Event Livestream with Swami Chidananda Giri on February 1

We are happy to announce that on Friday, February 1 at 8:00 am, a livestreamed event for the launch of the new edition of the Yogoda Satsanga/Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons will be presented on our website by Swami Chidananda Giri, president and spiritual head of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India / Self-Realization Fellowship. He will share details about many of the exciting features to be introduced for the first time, as well as information about how to enroll.

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Latest Update About the New Edition of the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons January 2019

Latest Update About the New Edition of the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons — January 2019

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YSS Inaugurates a New Printing Press at Ranchi Ashram

With the inauguration of the New Press Building on August 20, 2018 by Swami Vishwanandaji, the first phase of installing a New Printing press at the YSS Ranchi Ashram reached a successful conclusion.

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A New Year's Message From Swami Chidananda Giri


“With the opening of the New Year, all the closed portals of limitations will be thrown open and I shall move through them to vaster fields, where my worthwhile dreams of life will be fulfilled.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

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YSS Camp site at Kumbha Mela, Prayagraj, 2019

The following information would be useful for devotees planning to visit the YSS camp at Kumbha Mela, Prayagraj, 2019:

Location of Camp Site:
YSS Kumbha Mela Camp,
Shankaracharya Marg, 
Sector 15,
Prayagraj (Allahabad)
Landmark: Next to the Railway Bridge Pillar No. 25 (from the city side)

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A Special Message from the President of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India

Dear Ones,

I would like to share with you two important changes to the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) Board of Directors.

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2018 Christmas Message From Swami Chidananda Giri

Loving Christmas greetings to you, and to all of Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual family and friends around the world.

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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, held a special holiday satsanga at SRF International Headquarters on December 13.

The event was livestreamed to YSS/SRF members and friends around the world and can be viewed below or on the SRF YouTube channel.

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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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