Retreat Program 2023 at Anand Shikhar


Distant view of Retreat

Dear Divine Atmans,

Jai Guru!

We are happy to announce that we have designed and finalized our Annual Calendar of Nine Retreats / Programmes from March, 2023 to September, 2023. The calendar, including, various types of programmes with specific themes, is attached for your kind reference please. All the programmes, will be organized at our Yogoda Satsanga Anand Shikhar Sadhnalya, Panti which is about 15 Kms from the Shimla town. The Kriya Yoga Diksha Programme will be conducted by the YSS Sannyasis and other Retreats will be conducted by the Meditation Leaders.

We, the members of YSDK Shimla, take this opportunity to cordially invite you all to participate in the programme, whichever suits you. The devotees who are willing to attend the programme may please apply in advance on the prescribed registration form attached and the same is also available on our website The completely filled and scanned form may please be sent to us through the email id, at least a month ahead of the programme.

Registration fees:

No registration fee or any other charges have been fixed by the Managing Committee of YSDK, Shimla for these Programmes going to be held at Anand Shikhar. However, donations from devotees are welcome, which will help to cover the cost of their stay and for the maintenance of the retreat facilities.

Since there are limited seats for each programme, devotees applying earlier will have better chances of confirmation. In case of Kriya Yoga Diksha Programme, priority will be given to those devotees who are eligible for Kriya Diksha and Kriyabans. Regarding eligibility for Kriya Yoga Diksha, the participants may please refer to the guidelines issued by the Center Deptt. YSSI Ranchi.

Please plan to arrive on the evening before the retreat / programme and depart only on the day after the end of the programme. We may also inform that only registered members of YSS/SRF shall be entertained for the Retreats / Programmes. As per Ashram (Retreat) rules, other people including children are not allowed. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us for further clarification and guidance. For registration and stay at Anand Shikhar, the following persons may please be contacted:

Dr.C.D.Sharma: 094186-38808; for booking at Anand Shikhar, please contact Mr. D.D.Sharma on Mob. Phone nos. 094590-51087, 094182-74544.

We request you to kindly circulate this information among all the members of your Kendras/ Mandalies.

Jai Guru!

In Divine Friendship,
YSDK, Shimla


  1. Due to unforeseen circumstances and other factors, there may be changes in topics or dates of programmes which will be informed to the devotees in time.  They should also check the Shimla Retreat website from time to time.
  2. Devotees are requested to bring their Autobiography, The Gita (God Talks with Arjuna), Kriya Lessons and other lessons to participate in the concerned retreat / programme.
  3. Since Anand Shikhar Retreat is located at a Hilly area, devotees suffering from physical disability/ heart and respiratory problems may avoid participating in the programme, because one needs to walk up and down in the retreat premises.
  4. In case of couples participating in the Retreat/Programme, should carry separate set of daily usable items like soap, tooth paste, creams etc. because they will get separate rooms in the Ashram.
  5. While applying to participate in any Retreat/Programme, please always write your contact number.
“By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise.” – Paramahansa Yogananda