Resources on Our Site To Help You Cope With the Current World Situation

March 28, 2020

We in the ashrams of Paramahansa Yogananda are deeply concerned for the welfare of the YSS/SRF global spiritual family and for all humanity during the current difficult world situation. Above all, we want to encourage you to turn within to the unfailing Inner Source of protection and reassurance. Here are some online resources to aid you in your efforts to do just that at this or any other time of need. We will be updating this list with more content in the weeks to come: 

Messages From Swami Chidananda Giri

Swami Chidananda persident YSS

In this message entitled “Crisis or Spiritual Opportunity?” YSS/SRF President Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri offers guidance how we all can best meet the challenges posed by the present world situation.

On March 14 Swami Chidanandaji posted a video on the current world situation in which he offers a message of encouragement and practical guidance for coping with these difficult times, and also leads a guided meditation and prayer service.

YSS Online Dhyana Kendra

Online Dhyan yoga Kendra

The YSS Online Dhyana Kendra offers everyone, no matter where you are located across India, or around the world, the opportunity to experience live group meditations just like those conducted in YSS ashrams, kendras, mandalis, and retreat centres. These meditations are conducted by YSS sannyasis. We invite you to join the thousands that are participating in this powerful means of connecting with the Divine and with the worldwide spiritual family of devotees and seekers.


Weekly Online Inspirational Satsangas

Currently we are offering a new online inspirational satsanga each week, led by a YSS or SRF sannyasi. These programmes include meditation, chanting, and a talk on Paramahansa Yogananda’s teachings. Through the satsangas presented here, you can join Paramahansa Yogananda’s worldwide spiritual family in weekly divine fellowship.

Please note: We will be archiving these online inspirational services on the “Weekly & Special Services” section of our website.


Recommended Reading From the Wisdom-Legacy of Paramahansa Yogananda

How-to-Live Wisdom on YSS website


Where there is Light

Where There Is Light: especially chapter 2, “Strength in Times of Adversity”; chapter 3, “Learn to Meditate”; and chapter 4, “Rising Above Suffering”

Man's Eternal Quest

Man’s Eternal Quest: especially the chapter “Eliminating the Static of Fear From the Mind Radio”


Guided Meditations to Help You Connect With Your Inner Divinity

Meditation Silhouette

Our website offers a number of guided meditations on different themes, including “Living Fearlessly” and “Peace.” Each is led by a monastic disciple of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India/Self-Realization Fellowship.


The Power of Prayer and Affirmation

Our website devotes an entire section to the power of prayer and affirmation, including:


Requests for Prayers

Flower Offering

We also invite you to submit requests for prayers for specific persons. These will be included in the daily prayers of the Yogoda Satsanga Society Prayer Council—consisting of YSS/SRF monastics and led by YSSPresident Sri Sri Swami Chidananda Giri—which deeply meditates and prays for others each morning and evening, and performs the healing technique practised and taught by Paramahansa Yogananda.


News and Announcements About YSS Activities

We will keep you updated on the latest developments concerning YSS’s activities. We also invite you to subscribe to our newsletter to receive monthly inspiration and timely notifications about important news in your inbox.

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