Yogoda Satsanga Society of India’s How-to-Live Retreat programmes are open to anyone seeking spiritual renewal and who desires to leave behind the pressures of everyday life - even if only for a few days — to deepen their awareness of the Divine.
The daily Retreat programmes provide, in the words of Paramahansa Yogananda, “a dynamo of silence where [you] may go for the exclusive purpose of being recharged by the Infinite.”
These conducted spiritual retreats offer a concentrated programme of classes, led by YSS sannyasis, on meditation techniques. Retreat activities include daily group meditations, practice of the YSS Energization Exercises, inspirational classes and programmes, satsangas by YSS sannyasis, a video show on Guruji. There is also ample free time to relax and enjoy God’s presence in the serene environs of Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math, Ranchi. Yogoda Satsanga Society of India books and recordings are available for private listening and study, and the dhyana mandir is open for meditation.
Generally, conducted retreats are scheduled at Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math, Ranchi twice a year. Since there are no more conducted group retreats scheduled this year, interested devotees may consider applying for individual retreat. The schedule for 2024 - when available - would be updated here.
Guruji said: “The greatest of all duties is to remember God. The first thing to do in the morning is to meditate on Him and think how you can give your life to His service, so that all day long you will be filled with His joy.”
To maximize the effects of the retreat experience, guests are expected to participate in the full retreat programme and not to engage in other activities during the time of their stay.
Retreats are open only to YSS/ SRF lesson students. Men and women will be accommodated separately.
Participants are urged to maintain silence during the retreat to deepen their attunement with Guruji and to build their inner environment.
If you wish to participate in any of the retreat programmes mentioned above, please inform Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Math, Ranchi at least one month before that retreat, giving your full name, address, telephone number, email ID, Lessons Registration Number, age, and dates of your proposed arrival and departure. You may also request accommodation online by clicking on the button given below:
You will then receive a confirmation about your registration. Please contact the Reception for further details.
Only those devotees who plan to attend the whole retreat may apply.
- Normally, individual accommodation will be provided within the ashram.