Conducted Spiritual Retreats at YSS Dakshineswar Ashram - 2019-20

“Be with people in silence; don’t spend precious time and energy in idle talk. Eat in silence; work in silence. God loves silence.”  — Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda

On many weekends throughout the year, the monastics of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India lead How-to-Live Retreat programmes, tailored for those who are studying and practicing the teachings of Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda through the YSS Lessons.

During these weekends, retreatants are expected to stay in silence, and take part in morning-evening group meditations, review and practice of the YSS meditation techniques, and classes on various aspects of the YSS teachings. They can seek personal counselling from the YSS sannyasis during their stay.

Dates for Conducted Spiritual Retreats in 2019-20:

Retreat at

Day & Date

Place & Address


Friday to Sunday

December 14-15, 2019



Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra—Dihika

Near Damodar Rail Gate, Damodar,

Post: Surjanagar, Pin: 713 361

Dist.: Burdwan, West Bengal

Phone Nos: (0341) 2014542, 9163146566


Friday to Sunday

February 21-23, 2020



21, U. N. Mukherjee Road,

Dakshineswar, Kolkata-700 076

Phone: 2564-5931, 2564-6208

At the Dakshineswar Ashram, individuals who are students of the Yogoda Satsanga Society of India Lessons will find an environment conducive to God-centered living in the tranquil beauty of the ashram. Here are some guidelines for the conducted retreats:

  1. Conducted weekend retreats begin Friday evening and conclude Sunday afternoon. Because of the number of requests received for participation in conducted retreats, it is important that reservations be made well in advance.
  2. Retreats are open only to YSS/ SRF lesson students. Please book in advance, either by calling Dakshineswar Ashram or by sending an email to [email protected] or registering on the website.    
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  3. Normally, individual accommodation will be provided within the ashram.
  4. Classes will be in English or Bengali as mentioned.
  5. Only those devotees who plan to attend the whole retreat may apply.
  6. If there is over-booking for any retreat, preference will be given to those devotees who have not attended any retreat in the past 4 months. Otherwise, booking will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.