"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.”

Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda


YSS Retreats and How-to-Live Retreat Programmes

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.”

Retreat Activities

Retreat activities include daily group meditations, practice of the YSS Energization Exercises, inspirational classes and programmes, a video show on Guruji, and where available, services at nearby YSS ashrams. There is also ample free time to relax and enjoy God’s presence in the beautiful retreat settings. Yogoda Satsanga Society of India books and recordings are available for private listening and study, and the Retreat dhyana mandir is open for meditation.

Conducted weekend retreats offer a concentrated programmes of classes, led by monks of the YSS monastic order, on the YSS teachings and meditation techniques. Conducted retreats are scheduled at YSS Retreat facilities on many weekends throughout the year — and at various other locations throughout India.

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.

These retreat programmes are open to all devotees: men, women, and married couples. 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 these retreat programmes, please inform the concerned Ashram/Kendra/Sadhanalaya 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 will then receive a confirmation about your registration. There may be a registration fee which you need to pay in advance. Please contact the concerned Ashram/Kendra/Sadhanalaya for further details.

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.”



YSS Retreats:

Yogoda Satsanga Anand Shikhar Sadhanalaya, Shimla
Banoti Pahal Road
Vill. Panti , SHIMLA 171011
Himachal Pradesh
Phone: (0177) 6521788, 09418638808, 09459051087

How to Reach

Vill. Mannur, P. O. Vallarpuram
Taluk Sriperumbudur
Dist. Kanchipuram 602105, Tamil Nadu
Phones: 09444399909, 09600048364, 08939281905

How to Reach

Yogoda Satsanga Sarovar Sadhanalaya – Pune
Pune Panchet Road
Vill. Khanapur, Near Malkhed
Dist. Pune, Maharashtra
Phone: 09970160361, 09881240512

How to Reach

Paramahansa Yogananda Sadhanalaya, Igatpuri
Paramahansa Yogananda Path
Dist. Nashik, Maharashtra
Phone: 09226618554, 09823459145

How to Reach

Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra – Dihika
Near Damodar Rail gate
P.O. Surjanagar
Dist. Burdwan 713361
West Bengal
Phones: 09163146565, 09163146566

How to Reach

Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra – Puri
Near Odisha Bakery
Water Works Road
PURI 752002
Phone: (06752) 233272, 09778373452

How to Reach

Yogoda Satsanga Sakha Kendra – Serampore
57, Netaji Subhas Avenue
Dist. Hooghly
West Bengal
Phone: (033) 26626615, 08420061454

How to Reach

Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra – Telary
Village - Telary
Dist. South 24 Parganas
West Bengal
Phone: 09831849431

How to Reach

These retreat are open to all devotees: men, women, and married couples. Men and women will be accommodated separately. There may be some exceptions in case of married couples of age 65 years and above.