Sadhana Sangams 2020

All Sadhana Sangams until December have been cancelled.

Ranchi
Noida
Dakshineswar
Igatpuri
Shimla

Giving love to all, feeling the love of God, seeing His presence in everyone, and having but one desire — for His constant presence in the temple of your consciousness — that is the way to live in this world.

— Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

Dear Divine Atman,

To all of you, our beloved Gurudeva’s spiritual family, we extend a loving invitation to join us for the Sadhana Sangams to be held in the year 2020. To facilitate participation of a greater number of devotees, we will be organizing several Sadhana Sangams in 2020 at five different locations, instead of conducting just two annual Sharad Sangams at YSS Ranchi Ashram.

These Sangams will be held at YSS Ashrams in Ranchi, Noida, and Dakshineswar; Paramahansa Yogananda Sadhanalaya in Igatpuri; and Anand Shikhar Sadhanalaya in Shimla. These Sangams will be spread throughout the year. Devotees may choose to attend a Sangam at a time and location that is convenient for them. However, a devotee may attend only ONE Sadhana Sangam during the year 2020.

Since these Sadhana Sangams will replace the two Sharad Sangams conducted at Ranchi, there will be no Sharad Sangams in the year 2020. (Please refer to our announcement on our website: www.yssi.org/ss2020.)
Please note that only YSS/SRF devotees may attend these programmes. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

As the programme schedule will be hectic, and the accommodation arrangements simple, we request devotees with fragile health or special needs to not apply.

The registration procedure for  YSS devotees is mentioned below.

SRF Members are requested to register by following the instructions provided here  – yssi.org/srfss20

The main purpose of Sadhana Sangams is to provide a spiritual opportunity to Yogoda devotees where they can come together, dive deep in their sadhana, and then return to their homes spiritually recharged, fully ready to face the challenges of the world with their hearts and minds anchored in God.

Guruji said:  “With the beginning of the New Year, let us with concentrated resolve and spiritual determination enter into a new era of our lives.” 

Our love reaches out to you and your dear ones, and we pray that God’s blessings in this new year may bring to fruition the highest aspirations of your souls.

In divine friendship,
YOGODA SATSANGA SOCIETY OF INDIA

Sadhana Sangams Calendar

Languages of technique classes are mentioned for each event in the table below; however, spiritual discourses could be either in English or Hindi.

Due to nation-wide lockdown, all Sadhana Sangams until December have been cancelled.

Date

Ranchi

Noida

Dakshineswar

Igatpuri

Shimla

Last Date for Registration

Mar 12 – 15

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Feb 21

Apr 2 – 5

Cancelled

Cancelled

Mar 13

Apr 16 – 19

Cancelled

Mar 27

May 7 – 10

Cancelled

Apr 17

Jul 9 – 12

Cancelled

Cancelled

Jun 19

Aug 6 – 9

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Jul 17

Sep 3 – 6

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Aug 14

Oct 8 – 11

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Sep 18

Nov 5 – 8

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Oct 16

Dec 3 – 6

Cancelled

Cancelled

Cancelled

Nov 13

* Events with Kriya Yoga Diksha.

† However, the registration for a particular venue may close earlier if the requests for registration reaches the maximum limit.

About Sadhana Sangams

Similar to Sharad Sangams, these programmes will provide YSS devotees an opportunity for spiritual rejuvenation, and for improving their understanding and practice of Gurudeva’s teachings and meditation techniques. The main difference between the two is the number of participants. While more than 1,800 devotees would attend each Sharad Sangam in the past, the participation in each Sadhana Sangam will be limited to at most a few hundred.

This will enable us to provide more spacious accommodation to each participant, with a smaller number of devotees per room. It will also eliminate many problems experienced by devotees in Sharad Sangams, such as long queues, overcrowding of the dining pandal and inadequate seating space in the auditorium. Devotees will also be better able to enjoy the pristine environment and the beautiful gardens of our ashrams. As the number of devotees attending each programme will be small, there will be a greater opportunity for each devotee to receive personal spiritual counselling and guidance from monastics.

The schedule of the Sadhana Sangams will include all the activities that made Sharad Sangams so attractive and spiritually rewarding, such as daily group meditations led by sannyasis, classes on meditation techniques, Satsangas, Cosmic Chant sessions, and a video show. The programmes will also include livestreaming of Satsangas by senior YSS sannyasis from one location to all other locations so that all participants benefit from them. The schedule will provide opportunities for personal spiritual counselling with the sannyasis, and also a time for rest and relaxation.

Sadhana Sangams will be conducted every month starting from March until December in 2020, except for the month of June.  Please refer the Sadhana Sangam calendar above for details.

Schedule

The tentative programme schedule is as shown below:

Thursday
07:00 – 08:30 amEnergization Exercises and meditation
09:30 – 10:30 amOpening satsanga
11:00 – 12.00 noonReview of Hong-Sau Technique
12:30 – 01:30 pmCounselling
02:00 – 03:30 pmReview of Energization Exercises
05:30 – 09:00 pmEnergization Exercises and meditation
Friday
07:00 – 08:30 amEnergization Exercises and meditation
09:30 – 10:30 amReview of Aum Technique
11:00 – 12.00 noonSpiritual discourse
12:30 – 02:30 pmCounselling
03:00 – 04:00 pmSpiritual discourse
05:30 – 07:30 pmEnergization Exercises and meditation
08:15 – 09:15 pmVideo Show
Saturday#
07:00 – 08:30 amEnergization Exercises and meditation
10.00 – 12.00 noonKriya Yoga review and check-up Satsanga for Non-Kriyabans
12:30 – 02:30 pmCounselling
03:00 – 04:00 pmSpiritual discourse
05:30 – 07:30 pmEnergization Exercises and meditation
08:15 – 09:15 pmCosmic Chants
Sunday  (Timings may vary at each location.)
10:00 – 11:30 amClosing satsanga and prasad
04:00 – 07:30 pmEnergization Exercises and meditation
#For those programmes which include Kriya Yoga Diksha, please note the following change in the Saturday schedule:
08:00 – 11:30 amKriya Yoga Diksha
09:00 – 11:30 amSatsanga for Non-Kriyabans
02:00 – 03:30 pmKriya Yoga review and check-up

Meditation Technique Classes and Discourses

The YSS meditation techniques—the Energization Exercises, Hong-Sau Technique, and Aum Technique—will be explained and demonstrated. These classes will be conducted in different languages, as indicated in Sadhana Sangam calendar above.
Discourses on Gurudeva’s how-to-live principles will also be a part of the schedule. These discourses could be conducted in either English or Hindi.

Kriya Yoga Diksha

The Sangams in which Kriya Yoga diksha will be held are mentioned in Sadhana Sangam calendar above. The diksha ceremony will be conducted on the following dates in the languages mentioned:

Ranchi: Mar 14 (Hindi), Oct 10 (English), Nov 7 (English), and Dec 5 (Hindi)

Noida: Mar 14 (Hindi), Apr 4 (English), Oct 10 (Hindi), and Nov 7 (English)

Dakshineswar: Oct 10 (Bengali), and Nov 7 (English)

Igatpuri & Shimla:    None

All Kriyabans attending those Sangams will have the opportunity to attend the Kriya Yoga diksha ceremony along with the new devotees receiving Kriya Yoga diksha.

Eligibility For Receiving Kriya Yoga

Eligibility for receiving Kriya Yoga diksha at any of these places is dependent upon submission of satisfactory answers to the questionnaire enclosed with Lessons. You must also submit the signed Kriya Yoga Pledge of devotion and loyalty to our line of Gurus and the Yogoda Satsanga path.  If you wish to apply for Kriya Yoga, and have not yet sent your answers to the questionnaire, they may be submitted at the location where you would be attending the programmes, to be checked by the sannyasis. If you have already sent these to YSS Ranchi ashram and received approval for Kriya Yoga in writing, please take that letter of approval with you for registering to the location.  As you will note in the questionnaire, to be eligible for receiving Kriya Yoga, the devotee must have been regularly practising the first three basic Yogoda techniques for several months.

All who wish to receive Kriya Yoga diksha at the ceremony, including those who have received the Kriya Yoga Lessons but not participated in a ceremony; and also those Kriyabans who have received formal diksha but wish to attend the ceremony will need to register at the concerned location at least a day in advance of the diksha, and bring the required admittance card to the ceremony. Please bring and show your Kriyaban Identification Card when registering yourself for Kriya diksha and when attending the review.

Volunteers

As always, devotee-volunteers will be needed to serve in different areas, such as registration desk, accommodation, audio-visuals, dining, sanitation, ushering, etc. In some of these areas a few volunteers will be required one or two days before the function starts. If you would like to volunteer, please indicate in the Registration Form accordingly.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Programme

The programme at each location will begin in the morning of Thursday and end in the afternoon of Sunday. All devotees will have the option to stay for four additional days – they may arrive two days prior to the event (by Tuesday morning), and stay for two extra days after the programme closes (the following Tuesday night). In spending up to eight continuous days in Guruji’s Ashram/Retreat  centre, devotees will receive ample time for rest, relaxation, and spiritual rejuvenation. You may plan your arrival and departure accordingly.

Accommodation

Shared/dormitory-style accommodation will be provided to ladies and gents separately. Family members may please plan and pack accordingly. Devotees with special needs for accommodation or diet may please make their own arrangements. A list of nearby hotels will be provided on request.

First-come, First-served Basis

Due to the limited accommodation facilities available at all five locations, registrations will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Devotees may opt for these events by mentioning their order of preference.  If we cannot allocate the event of your first preference, we will try to allocate other events in the order of preference. 

Please note that if your registration is confirmed but you are not able to attend, the Registration fee will neither be refunded nor transferred to other person.

Remittances

The Registration Fee is ₹ 1,000 per person. This fee is inclusive of meal charges. If you are finding it difficult to pay the Registration Fee, please contact us.

Online Registration

For quicker and easier registration, please register and pay online at devotees.yssofindia.org.

Phone Registration

Those who are not comfortable registering online, may consider registration by calling Ranchi Ashram (Help Desk) by phone. After providing your contact information, and registration details, you will be sent an SMS link for making the payment. This payment can be made by you (or by any of your friends/family on your behalf) within 72 hours of receiving the link, for the registration to be confirmed.

Paper Registration

We recommend that devotees opt for online or phone registration. However, if you are unable to do so, then you may send the attached Registration Form along with the remittance to the respective Ashram’s mailing address given below. For those interested in attending the programme at Igatpuri or Shimla, kindly send the Registration Forms to Ranchi Ashram.

Remittances should be made only by an At-Par Cheque payable to YOGODA SATSANGA SOCIETY OF INDIA. Please do not pay by Money Order, Bank Draft, or IPO.

First and Last Date for Registration

Online, Phone, and Paper Registration for all events started on Jan 20, 2020 at 11 am.

The last dates for Registration for the events are mentioned in Sadhana Sangam calendar above.

However, the registration for a particular venue may close earlier if the requests for registration reaches the maximum limit.

If we are able to register you, we will confirm your registration either through SMS, email, or letter.

Your Donations are Needed

We are requesting contributions to cover various expenses incurred in organizing these functions. The Registration Fee is subsidized, so that even devotees with limited means can participate. We are grateful to those who are able to make larger contributions, allowing us to offer this subsidy and thereby extend Gurudeva’s hospitality to all sincere seekers.

MAILING ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram ― Ranchi
ParamahansaYogananda Marg, Ranchi – 834001, Jharkhand;
Phone: 9431917333; 9431917444; 9431917555;
(0651) 2460071/72/73/74;  Mon – Sat: 9 am to 4:30 pm
Email: [email protected]

Yogoda Satsanga Ashram ― Dakshineswar
21 U.N. Mukherjee Road, Dakshineswar,
Kolkata – 700076, West Bengal;
Phone: (033) 25645931, 25646208, 8420873743
Mon – Sat: 9 am to 4:30 pm; Email: [email protected]

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram ― Noida
Paramahansa Yogananda Marg, B-4, Sector 62, Noida 201307, Dist. Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh;
Phone: 9899811808, 9899811909, (0120) 2400670-71, 2401670-72 Mon – Sat: 9 am to 4:30 pm; Email: [email protected]

Paramahansa Yogananda Sadhanalaya ― Igatpuri
Paramahansa Yogananda Path,
Yoganandapuram, Igatpuri, 422403
Phone: 8087618737,  9823459145;  Tue – Sun: 9 am – 5 pm
E-mail: [email protected]

Yogoda Satsanga Anand Shikhar Sadhanalaya ― Shimla
Banoti Pahal Road, Vill. Panti , SHIMLA 171011
Himachal Pradesh
Phone: (0177) 6521788, 09418638808, 09459051087
Mon – Sat: 11 am to 5 pm; E-mail: [email protected]

Enquiries

For any queries please contact either the contact numbers corresponding to each venue as mentioned above, or YSS Ranchi Help-Desk:

Phone: 9431917333; 9431917444; 9431917555; (0651) 2460071/72/73/74 Mon – Sat: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; or email at [email protected]

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