Monastic Tours & Kriya Ceremonies

Each year Yogoda Satsanga Society of India monks visit cities around the country to help fulfil the ever-growing demand for Paramahansa Yogananda’s soul-liberating teachings. They conduct weekend retreats and inspirational programmes that include classes on Paramahansaji’s “How-to-Live” teachings, review of the YSS yoga techniques, group meditations, chanting, audio-visual presentations, and Kriya Yoga initiation ceremonies.


Lecture tours offer an introduction for newcomers to the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, and in-depth guidance in the YSS meditation techniques for Lessons students. Member programmes and regional retreats include classes on the YSS meditation techniques and provide opportunities for group meditation and satsanga. Programmes also cover many other important aspects of Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings, such as:

  • The importance of meditation in daily life
  • How to live a more harmonious life
  • Learning to balance inner needs with outer demands
  • Building relationships on a spiritual foundation
  • Making sense of life’s inequities
  • Yoga principles of health and healing
  • Understanding death, and life after death
  • Karma and reincarnation
  • Parallels between the ancient yoga science and the discoveries of modern science
  • The powerful effects of silence and seclusion
  • How each of us can help to create a more compassionate and peaceful world