September 2019: Retreat at YSS Dakshineswar Ashram (Bengali)

“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.

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.

Venue: Yogoda Satsanga Math, Dakshineswar

Date: September 20 to 22, 2019

Language: Bengali

  1. Retreats are open only to YSS/ SRF lesson students. Please book in advance, either by calling Dakshineswar Ashram or by sending an email to or registering on the website. Request Accommodation 
  2. Normally, individual accommodation will be provided within the ashram.
  3. Only those devotees who plan to attend the whole retreat may apply.
  4. 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, the booking will be done on a first-come-first-served basis.
  5. If you are interested in participating in any of these retreat programmes, 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 around the year. As we know, Dihika is the site where Gurudeva sowed the seeds of his sacred worldwide mission.