JAMMU, Feb 13: A spiritual discourse “Kriya Yoga meditation: key to a stress free and successful life” was delivered by Swami Smaranananda Giri, the vice-president of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India(YSS), here at Teacher Bhawan Auditorium, Gandhi Nagar, today.
The spiritual discourse was organized by Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra, Jammu, an affiliate of Yogoda Satsanga Society of India founded by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, “Autobiography of a Yogi”, which has been translated into 49 languages, including 14 Indian languages. The Society is involved in various spiritual, humanitarian, and charitable activities, and in the spread of the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yoganandaji in the Indian Sub-Continent. It is not necessary for one to attend classes or have instructors; the sincere seeker can learn and practice these techniques at home, at one’s own time, through the Yogoda Satsanga Lessons, compiled under the guidance of Paramahansa Yoganandaji.
The details are available at www.yssofindia.org. Apart from 4 Ashrams, at Ranchi, Kolkata, Dwarahat (near Ranikhet, Uttarakhand) and Noida, YSS has meditation centers in over 200 cities and towns all over India; YSS runs schools, colleges, hospitals, dispensaries, medical camps, and offers scholarships and emergency relief. Swami Smarananandaji is a Post-Doctoral Fellow from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, and a Ph.D. in Electronics and Communication Engineering from I.I.T., Kharagpur, and a Gold Medalist in School Final and in Engineering. In 1985, Swamiji was to decide whether to join the former President of India, Dr. Abdul Kalam in his Missile Project as a Scientist or Yogoda Satsanga Ashram as a Sannyasi.
In 2018, I.I.T. Kharagpur, conferred on Swami Smaranananda the prestigious distinguished Alumnus Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions.
Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra, Jammu, offers scholarships on this basis of test conducted about Autobiography of a Yogi to the meritorious students pursuing professional courses. Swamiji distributed the prizes to the winners. Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra, Paramahansa Yogananda Path, Udheywala, Jammu is also organizing a three days meditation retreat at Yogoda Satsanga Dhyana Kendra, Jammu from 14th to 16 th February 2020.