Calendar of Events - July to December 2018

We would like to share with you the special programmes, retreats and long meditations scheduled in around Kolkata through the period of July to December 2018 through the bulletin given below:

GURU PURNIMA CELEBRATIONS IN AND AROUND KOLKATA
This year, the day of Guru Purnima, a programme will be conducted at the Kala Mandir, Kolkata on July 27, 2018. Throughout the week from July 21 to July 26, 2018, meditation sessions will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise mentioned) at locations as listed below:

Date

Place and Address

Contact

July 21, 2018 (Saturday)

 YogodaSatsanga Sakha Kendra — Garpar 17/1, Pitambar Bhattacharjee Lane
 Kolkata 700 009

 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

23505380

 Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri Smriti Mandir 3A,
 Buro Bibi Lane, Serampore 712 201
 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

2662 6615

8420061454

July 22, 2018 (Sunday)

Time:
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

 Payradanga
 Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda Dhyana Mandir
 P. O. Priti Nagar, Dist. Nadia
 P. S. Ranaghat, West Bengal

9433287032

 Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra — Dihika Near Damodar Rail Gate, Damodar
Post: Surjanagar 713 361
Dist: Burdwan, West Bengal

(0341) 2014542

9163146566

 Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra — Telary Village - Bahirkunja, Post 743 318
 Dist. South 24 Parganas

9874799584

9143099588

 Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra — Nimpura Behind Ram Mandir, Nimpura Bazar
 Dewanmaro, Rakhajangal
 P. O. Nimpura 721 304, West Bengal

09734449369

July 23, 2018 (Monday)

July 24, 2018 (Tuesday)

 Yogoda Satsanga Math — Dakshineswar
 21, U. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700076

 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

25645931

25646208

July 25, 2018 (Wednesday)
Commemoration of
Mahavatar Babaji Smriti Divas

 Guruji’s Parental House
 4, Garpar Road,
 Kolkata-9
 Kirtan, Satsanga and Prasad distribution

 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

23504473

July 26, 2018

(Thursday)

 Yogoda Satsanga Math — Dakshineswar
 21, U. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700076

 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

25645931

25646208

July 27, 2018 (Friday)

 Kala Mandir
 48, ShakesphareSarani, Kolkata 700017

 Kirtan, Satsanga and Prasad distribution

 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon

22823666

 Yogoda Satsanga Math — Dakshineswar
 21, U. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700076

 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Energization Exercises, Meditation, Pushpanjali

25645931

25646208

OTHER SPECIAL COMMEMORATIONS DURING JULY - DECEMBER 2018

The programme on these occasions will comprise of meditation, satsanga, pushpanjali, and prasad

Commemoration of

Place & Address

Date

Time

Sri Krishna
Janmashtami

 Yogoda Satsanga Math
 21, U. N. Mukherjee Road,
 Dakshineswar, Kolkata 76
 Phone: 25645931

September 3, 2018

(Monday)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
 Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Kendra — Garpar 17/1, Pitambar Bhattacharjee Lane,
 Kolkata 700 009

September 2, 2018

(Sunday)

4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 Sri Sri Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri Smriti Mandir, 3A,
 Buro Bibi Lane Serampore 712 201

September 2, 2018

(Sunday)

4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Sri SriLahiri
Mahasaya’sMahasamadhi Anniversary

 Yogoda Satsanga Math
 Dakshineswar

Sept. 26, 2018

(Wednesday)

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sri SriLahiri Mahasaya’s
Avirbhav Anniversary

 Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Kendra — Garpar

Sept. 30, 2018

(Sunday)

4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 Sri Sri Swami Sri
 Yukteswar Giri Smriti Mandir, Serampore

Sept. 30, 2018

(Sunday)

4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 Yogoda Satsanga Math
 Dakshineswar

Sept. 30, 2018

(Sunday)

10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Christmas

 Yogoda Satsanga Math
 Dakshineswar

Dec 25, 2018

(Tuesday)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

 Yogoda Satsanga Sakha
 Kendra — Garpar

Dec 25, 2018

(Tuesday)

4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

 Sri Sri Swami Sri
 Yukteswar Giri Smriti Mandir — Serampore

Dec 25, 2018

(Tuesday)

4:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Please Note: Similar programmes will be conducted at the Garpar, Dihika, and Telary Kendras on these commemoration days too. Please contact Dakshineswar Ashram for details of programmes.

CONDUCTED SPIRITUAL RETREAT

September 21 23, 2018 (Classes in Bengali)

At Yogoda Satsanga Math, Dakshineswar

The spiritual path is like a razor’s edge. It is not simple at all. Seclusion is the price of greatness and God-realization. When I am alone I am with God. That is the way you should be.

— Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda.

This weekend retreat shall include group meditations, satsangas, and review of meditation techniques by YSS sannyasis. Participants are requested to maintain silence during the retreat to deepen their attunement with God and Gurus, and to build their inner environment.

If you are interested in participating in this retreat programme, please register at least one week in advance at the Ashram Reception Office, giving your full name, address, Lesson Registration Number, age, phone no(s), and arrival and departure date and time.

We would like to inform devotees that the retreat centres at Dihika, Telary, and Serampore are available round the year. As we know, Dihika is the site where Gurudeva sowed the seeds of his sacred worldwide mission.

LONG MEDITATION PROGRAMMES

At Yogoda Satsanga Math, Dakshineswar

The more sweetening you put in water, the sweeter it becomes. Likewise, the longer you meditate intensely, the greater will be your spiritual advancement.

— Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda.

Note: The programmes will comprise of prayer, reading, chanting, and meditation. There will be a break of half-an-hour in between.

Devotees with cough and cold are requested to please abstain from attending the long meditation.

*Also, this year we plan to have a 36 hour Christmas long meditation from 22 to 23 December, 2018. There will be 3 half-hour breaks between 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm and 8:00 am to 8:30 am.

It is extremely important that during the entire session, each devotee makes an extra effort to sit completely still. In this group endeavour, restless movements and any sound could disturb the devotees present.

If you are interested in participating in these programmes, you are requested to please register at least one week in advance at the Ashram Reception Office, giving your full name, address, Lesson Registration Number, age, phone no(s), and specifying the date of your attendance.

Date

Duration

Time

June 30, 2018

6 hours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

August 18, 2018

6 hours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

September 1, 2018

8 hours (Janmashtami Long Meditation)

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

October 27, 2018

6 hours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

November 24, 2018

6 hours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

December 22–23, 2018

36 hours* (Christmas Long Meditation)

Sat 22, 7 a.m. – Sun 23, 7 p.m.

The Guru Purnima 2018 bulletin (in English and Bengali languages) may be downloaded by clicking here.