Sangam Overview

Gurudeva said, "When we gather in the name of God, justice, and right action, then we build a family of heaven, and there is much happiness there." Year after year Sangams stand as testimonials for this eternal truth. The schedule at the Sangam will include group meditations, discourses, explanation of the meditation techniques, Kriya Yoga diksha, bhajan sessions, and audio-visual presentations on Gurudeva. The schedule will provide opportunities for personal spiritual counselling with the sannyasis and also time for rest and relaxation.

Meditations

Sannyasis will lead the twice-daily group meditations throughout the Sangam. The Dhyana Mandir will be open for individual meditations.

Yogoda Satsanga Meditation Techniques

The techniques of concentration and meditation and also the Energization Exercises will be thoroughly explained and demonstrated. Classes will be conducted in English and Hindi languages.

Discourses

We endeavour to select topics that are of benefit to devotees for their threefold development of body, mind, and soul. Sannyasis will deliver talks based on the teachings of Gurudeva, to help devotees gain deeper insights and help them progress on the spiritual path.

Kriya Yoga Diksha

All Kriyabans attending the Sangam will have the opportunity to participate in the Kriya Yoga diksha ceremony along with new devotees receiving Kriya Yoga diksha. The Kriya Yoga diksha ceremony will be held (tentatively) on November 9th and November 5th and 24th at Ranchi.

Eligibility For Receiving Kriya Yoga

Devotees who have completed the study of the first 52 Lessons are eligible to seek Kriya Yoga diksha. If you are one such, please send your answers to the questionnaires at the end of Steps I and II of the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons (enclosed with Lessons 26 and 52, respectively) to Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math, Ranchi, before August 5, 2015.  If your answers are found satisfactory, you will be approved for the diksha.

If you are eligible by the time of your attending the Sangam, you may submit, for consideration, the answers to the questionnaires on your arrival.

Volunteers

Many of you have so enthusiastically served in different areas in previous years. Your devoted service helps to make the Sangam a success. As on earlier occasions, many devotee-volunteers will be needed this time too. Some of the areas where you could help are: Registration office, accommodation arrangements, audiovisuals, stage-arrangement, bookstall, canteen, decorations, kitchen, maintenance, medical, sanitation, security, ushering, etc. In some of these areas a few volunteers will be needed one week before the function and a few volunteers may have to stay up to 3 days after the function.

If you would like to volunteer, please fill in the Registration Form accordingly. After receiving this information, we will select volunteers for various areas of work and guide them.