Retreats and Monthly Long Meditations - Sakha Ashram, Noida

"You may be surprised at what seclusion with God will do for your mind, body, and soul…. Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you.”

— Paramahansa Yogananda

YSS Noida Ashram is designed with a special retreat facility with 60 single rooms for devotees. Separate accommodation is provided to men and women. Devotees may register for either conducted group retreats or individual silence retreats.  A central garden resplendent with blossoms and shady trees evokes the sacred feeling of an ancient ashram set amidst sylvan surroundings, saturated with the timeless peace of the ages.

CONDUCTED GROUP RETREATS, led by Sannyasis, are held regularly, mostly over weekends. These spiritual retreats consist of 2-3 days of silence, morning and evening Energization Exercises and Group Meditation, review of our divine Guru’s techniques of concentration and meditation, Gurudeva’s teachings and How-to-Live principles.

Retreat Schedule - July-Dec, 2017

INDIVIDUAL RETREATS are encouraged. Devotees can stay in the ashram for 3-7 days and utilize this period for remaining in silence, introspection, spiritual reading, and for practising the presence of God. 

Please Note for Retreats:

  1. Retreats are open only to YSS/ SRF devotees. Please book in advance, either by calling Noida Ashram or by sending an email to noidaashram@yssi.org or registering on the website.    Request Accommodation 
  2. Normally, individual accommodation will be provided within the ashram.
  3. The 2-day Retreat starts from Friday evening meditation and the Opening Satsanga is on Friday at 8 pm. The retreat ends on Sunday at 4 pm.
  4. Only those devotees who plan to attend the entire retreat may apply.

 

Retreat Schedule - July to Dec, 2017

S.No.

Month Date/Day

Days/ Timings

Event

Theme

 

1

July 1-2

Fri  (7 pm) to Sun  (4 pm)

Retreat (Hindi)

Why should we seek God?

 

2

July 16

Sun (10am - 4pm)

Long Meditation

 

 

3

July 22-23

Fri  (7 pm) to Sun  (4 pm)

Retreat (English)

The real meaning of success in life

 

4

August 5-6

Fri  (7 pm) to Sun  (4 pm)

Retreat (Hindi)

For New Students

 

5

August 13

Sun (10 am - 6 pm)

Special Janmashtami Meditation

 

 

6

August 19-20

Fri  (7 pm) to Sun (4 pm)

Retreat (Hindi)

Scientific principles behind Yoga and Meditation

 

7

September 2-3

Fri  (7 pm) to Sun  (4 pm)

Retreat (Hindi)

Maintaining internal peace in a complex world

 

8

September 10

Sun

(10am - 4pm)

Long Meditation

 

 

9

September 16-17

Fri (7 pm) to Sun (4 pm)

Retreat (Hindi)

The Practical benefits of doing Sadhana

 

10

September 30 & October 1-2

Sat(5pm) to Mon (4 pm)

Retreat (Hindi)

Retreat for Kriyabans

 

11

Oct 7 - 8

Sat (5pm) to Sun (7 pm)

26 hr Long Centenary Meditation

 

 

12

Oct 14 - 15

Fri (7 pm) to Sun (4 pm)

Retreat (Hindi)

Being a karma yogi in a competitive environment

 

13

Nov 12

Sun (10am - 4pm)

Long Meditation

 

 

14

Dec 2-3

Fri  (7 pm) to Sun (4 pm)

Retreat (Hindi)

Secrets of success on spiritual path

 

15

Dec 24

Sun (10am - 6pm)

Special Christmas Meditation

 

 

* Please Note for Retreats:

  1. Please request accommodation well in advance to register for retreats. 
  2. Normally, individual accommodation will be provided within the ashram. However, in summer months those who want AC rooms may have to share accommodation.
  3. The Opening Satsanga is on Friday 8 p.m. Therefore, please plan to arrive on Friday evening before 5 p.m. and depart on Sunday evening or Monday morning.
  4. Classes will be in Hindi, unless it is mentioned otherwise.
  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.

Please Note for Monthly Long Meditations:

Meditation starts at 10 am and ends at 4 pm, followed by Tea and Snacks.