It gives us great joy to inform you that our revered President, Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri, will be visiting India in October-November 2019 to preside over special programmes at three major Indian cities. These programmes will be held at Noida (Oct 18 – 20), Hyderabad (Nov 1 – 3), and Mumbai (Nov 8 – 10). Pujya Swamiji is eagerly looking forward to spending time with Guruji’s large family in India, and we are very grateful to him for giving us this blessed opportunity. While choosing the venues for these special programmes, much thought and consideration was given so that the maximum number of devotees from all parts of India get an opportunity to participate in them.
These programmes offer sincere spiritual aspirants a wonderful opportunity to retreat from the incessant activity of modern-day life, withdraw themselves from all outward distractions and dive deep within to commune with the Divine in silence, thereby experiencing superior and lasting bliss.
Please note that only YSS devotees may attend these programmes. Further, a devotee may attend the function at only one city of his or her choice. As the accommodation facilities at each venue are limited, we will provide accommodation only to outstation devotees, and that too on a first-come, first-served basis.
As the programme schedule will be very tight, and the accommodation arrangements very simple, we request devotees with fragile health or special needs to not apply.
The procedure for registering is mentioned below. Kindly read the procedure carefully before filling and sending in the Registration Form.
Gurudeva says: “In the devotional way to God, the devotee says, ‘Lord, I will be happy in the giving of my love to You, even though my offering may be inadequate. I am not seeking for Your response; I am not asking You to receive my love. Whether or not You receive it, whether or not You respond, I am glad just to give my unconditional love to You; that is all. It is my greatest happiness.’”
Receive our prayers for your spiritual advancement and increasing awareness of inner joy and peace.
The programme will include group meditations, spiritual discourses, explanation of the meditation techniques, and chanting sessions. The schedule will provide opportunities for personal spiritual counselling with the sannyasis and also time for rest and relaxation.
Sannyasis will lead group meditations twice daily throughout the programme.
Satsanga with the President
Our revered President will be giving spiritual discourses on Guru-given sadhana to help us deepen our understanding and practice of the Yogoda Satsanga teachings.
Meditation Techniques and Discourses
The techniques of Energization, Concentration, and Meditation will be explained and demonstrated. These classes will be conducted in the following languages:
|Noida & Mumbai||English and Hindi|
|Hyderabad||English and Telugu|
Discourses on Gurudeva’s how-to-live principles will also be a part of the schedule.
Kriya Yoga Diksha: Not Being Held
Kriya Yoga Diksha will not be organized during these programmes.
Those devotees who are interested in receiving initiation may participate in the diksha ceremonies which will be held during the three- day functions/retreats in the following cities:
Thrissur (Aug 2 – 4), Salem (Aug 9 – 11), Ranchi (Aug 9 – 12),
Bengaluru (Sept 13 – 15), Lucknow (Sept 13 – 15), Patna (Sept 20 – 22),
Shivamogga (Sept 21 – 22), Dwarahat (Sept 26 – 30).
As always, many devotee-volunteers will be needed to serve in different areas, such as registration desk, accommodation, audio-visuals, bookstall, decorations, dining, maintenance, medical, sanitation, security, stage arrangements, 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.
The programme in each city will begin in the morning of the opening day and end in the afternoon of the closing day. You may plan your arrival and departure accordingly. Except for volunteers, devotees are requested not to arrive earlier than 12 noon of the day before the programme begins, and not stay beyond the evening of the last day.
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 three cities, registrations with request for YSS arranged accommodation will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Devotees may opt for these cities mentioning their order of preference. If we cannot allocate the location of your first preference, we will try to allocate other locations in the order of preference.
We will not be able to provide accommodation to local devotees. The following districts/areas will be considered as local to the corresponding cities:
Noida: Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Delhi, New Delhi, Gurugram.
Hyderabad: Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Medchal-Malkajgiri.
Mumbai: Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai.
The Registration Fee is ₹ 750 per person*.
For quicker and easier registration, please Register online.
Your Donations are Needed
Though no fixed amount is being charged for providing accommodation, the accommodation expenses are estimated to be around ₹1,500 to ₹2,000 per person for three days. We are requesting contributions to cover these and various other expenses incurred in organizing these functions. The Registration Fee and meal charges are also 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.
Last Date for Registration
For those who need YSS arranged accommodation, the Registration Form along with the remittance should reach the respective Ashram/Dhyana Kendra on or before July 31, 2019.
For those making their own accommodation arrangements, and for local devotees, the last dates for registration are:
Noida: October 4; Hyderabad: October 18; Mumbai: October 25
However, the registration for a particular venue might close earlier if the requests for registration (with or without accommodation) have reached the maximum limit.
If we are able to register you, we will confirm your registration either through SMS, email, or letter.
Contribution for meals will be ₹ 250 per person per day*. This can be paid on arrival at the location.
* If you are finding it difficult to pay the Registration Fee or Meal Charges, please contact the local Ashram/Kendra.
NOIDA, October 18 – 20, 2019
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, 0120-2401670-72;
Venue: Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Ashram — Noida
HYDERABAD, November 1 – 3, 2019
Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra ― Hyderabad
1, Chikotee Gardens, 1-10-63/1, Behind Nalli Silks
Begumpet, HYDERABAD 500016, Telangana
Phone: 7093720623, (040) 27767261
Additional contact persons: Smt. Soujanya: 8425849291; Sri B. Mallaiah: 8247381797, 9014408886; Sri O.V. Radhakrishna: 9295709629
Venue: Classic Gardens, 152, Anna Nagar Rd, Balamrai, Ranibagh, Secunderabad, Telangana 500003
MUMBAI, November 8 – 10, 2019
Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra ― Mumbai
'Aashirwad' Building, Tilak Road Extension
Near Wadala Bus Depot, Wadala (W)
Mumbai 400031, Maharastra;
Phone: 9969669281, (022) 24103163
Additional contact persons: Smt. Janaki Patwardhan: 9969000717; Smt. Sandhya Masli: 9820534611; Smt. Meenakshy Krishnan: 9930535009; Ms. Armin Anklesaria: 9820767890
Venue: Bharatiya Krida Mandir Sports Complex, Road Number 26, Sahakar Nagar, Behind Wadala Bus Depot, Wadala (West), Mumbai 400031. The venue is three minutes walking distance from Mumbai Dhyana Kendra.
For any queries please contact either the contact numbers corresponding to each venue as mentioned above or YSS Ranchi Help-Desk:
Mon – Sat: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm; or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.