Free Discourse 

TopicParamhansa Yogananda’s Secret Teachings of Immortality

Venue: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (Opposite American Consulate), Kolkata, West Bengal 700071 (Map)

Date and Time: 9th December 2018 (Sunday) – 11 am to 12:30 pm

Cost: Nil (Free Entry) (Voluntary Donations are welcome)

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Speakers: Nayaswami Devarshi and Brahmchari Jemal. They are long time kriya practitioners and dedicated to spreading the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

How to Meditate ~ A Beginner’s Workshop

Venue: Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani (Opposite American Consulate), Kolkata, West Bengal 700071  (Map)

Date and Time: 9th December 2018 (Sunday) – 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Cost: Rs.500/- (Includes Study Material)

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Offline bookings will be available at the venue, if vacant seats are available.

Topics Included:

*Why Meditate & What is Meditation
*Correct Meditation Posture
*The Hong-Sau technique of Meditation, a simple, yet powerful technique taught by Paramhansa Yogananda
*How the Divine is Experienced, and
*Applying Spiritual Teachings in Daily Life

For those interested in the sacred science of Kriya Yoga extolled in Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi, this class is the first step in a series of classes that culminate in Kriya Yoga. Both types of seekers – those who want to receive Kriya Yoga and those who only wish to learn how to meditate – will benefit from this workshop.

8 – Hours Christmas Meditation

Venue: Pallavi Apartment;17, Ballygunge Park Road; Kolkata- 700019 (Map)

Date and Time: 8th December 2018 (Saturday) – 10 am to 6 pm

(All the meditators are welcome to attend for free. Voluntary Donations are welcome.)

Note: There will be chanting breaks in between at approximately every 2 hours. Those wishing to participate for shorter duration may come and leave during the breaks.

Level 2 Classes (The Art & Science of Raja Yoga)

We announce our new Level 2 class series in four parts to start on 16th Dec (Sunday).

The series presents a practical approach integrating yoga teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda into daily life. Guided meditations, pranayama, asanas, energization exercises as well as Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga sharing Right Attitude for Spiritual Progress, Energy & Magnetism,  Chakras & Anatomy of Yoga, Affirmations,  Yogic Scheme of Life and more.

Each class will involve a guided Hong-Sau meditation, Pranayama, and Asanas. We will also cover the Energization Exercises taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, with guided practice at each class.

The four classes will also give the students a thorough grounding in Raja Yoga as expounded by Paramhansa Yogananda.

The schedule and other particulars of the four parts are as under:

Part 2A – 16th December 2018, 10:30am – 1:30 pm.

Part 2B –13th January 2019, 10:30am – 1:30 pm.

Part 2C – 27th January 2019, 10:30am – 1:30 pm.

Part 2D – 10th February 2019, 10:30am – 1:30 pm.

Eligibility: Must have completed Level 1 class / ‘How to Meditate’ workshop earlier.


  • ₹ 400 for each part. (A discounted price of ₹ 1200 is available for those who pay for all the four parts at the beginning)
  • The course book on Raja Yoga priced at ₹ 450 is to be purchased separately.

Those who have attended Level 2 classes earlier are welcome to attend the class again for free. Donations are welcome.


Every Sunday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, if we do not have a class on that Sunday. (Free for all who are interested in meditation)

We start with Energization Exercises, do some Chanting and then Meditate. Then we do the weekly reading from the book ‘The Rays of One Light’ in which parallel passages from Bible and Bhagwadgita are there establish that they speak the same eternal truth.

Kriyaban Group Meditation

Every Sunday from 9 am to 10 am (Only for those already initiated into Kriya by any Ananda Kriyacharya).

The venue for all classes/programs (unless otherwise mentioned):

Pallavi Apartment (Back Building)
17, Ballygunge Park Road
(This road is the one opposite to Gurusaday Dutta Road, near Ice Skating Rink.)
Kolkata- 700019

Map link.

Satsang Webinars

Watch past Satsang videos at our Brahmachari Jemal Webinars page. For other Satsang webinars conducted by Ananda India, please visit Ananda India Online.

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Level 2 Class (18th Nov 2018)

Poonam teaching Level 2 Class (18th Nov)

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