Join Us Virtually

COVID-19 has brought our satsangs to the online world. Connect with our spiritual community as we offer bhajans, mantras and inspirational talks from The Temple of Light.

In Sanskrit, Sat = true, sanga = company, satsang is often translated as ‘in the company of the wise.’

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Satsangs
  • In this satsang, Swami Jyotihananda honors Swami Radha and the teachings by reflecting on giving back. Swami Radha would continuously say, “We have to give back to life.” She would also invite us to recognize what we already have – the many blessings life has given us. In this time of COVID, this is an important reflection – how can we help one another?

  • In November, the European Yasodhara Yoga Network held a weekend of satsangs, Hidden Language Hatha Yoga and reflection sessions as well as the Annual General Meeting for the Radha House Association. They came together from many countries via Zoom as Swami Sukhananda asked, “what is love and what is it to stay together?” She explored how coming together – whether virtually, through chanting or reflection – something special is created in our human experience.

  • Swami Padmananda delves into the concept of simplicity in a world that can be seemingly complex. How do we open and create space so feelings are not so overwhelming? How can the practice of ‘breath’ bring us to a place of clarity so we can be of service not only to ourselves but to others? Enjoy releasing your mind with this simple but profound practice and the wonderful sounds of the Elastic Band (with some new members).

Symbolism and Ritual at Satsang

A central flame sits on the altar in the Temple as a reminder of the Light in each of us and in all forms of the Divine.

Aarti is an ancient ritual honouring the Divine. A single light, or collection of lights is blessed at the altar, then brought to each person, and is symbolic of the purification of the mind and senses.

Mantra is chanted or recited for about 15-20 minutes at each satsang for the Prayer List. Common mantras are include Hari Om, Om Namah Sivaya, Om Tara Tutare and OM.

Bhajans are devotional songs that are interspersed throughout satsang. Some bhajans are in English, others are in Hindi or Sanskrit. A songbook provides the lyrics to all the songs.

Prasad is a sweet brought to each person at the end of satsang symbolizing the sweetness of the yogic teachings. Hold the prasad in your hand until everyone has received it. We say a prayer together before eating it.

Prayer List

The Ashram Prayer List is an important spiritual support and is open to anyone. Each evening at Satsang, Ashram residents chant healing mantras for those on the list. Please contact us (info@yasodhara.org) to place your friends, family or yourself on the Prayer List. Names remain on the Prayer List for 3 months and can be renewed at that time. We ask that you request permission from those you wish to put on the Prayer List. You can also include names of people who have passed.