Rules for Retreat Programs at Anand Shikhar Sadhnalaya


Sri Krishnananda ji conducting a Satsanga

“Read a little. Meditate more. Think of God all the time.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

  1. The Retreat facility is meant only for members of YSSI/SRF.
  2. The Ashram does not entertain non-members including children.
  3. The facility is not permissible for personal retreat to single lady devotee, in case there is no other devotee in the Ashram.
  4. In case of couple devotees, husband and wife shall stay in separate rooms except for senior citizens above 60 years of age and others with medical problem including physical disability.
  5. Devotees are requested to get themselves registered on their arrival with the care taker.
    All the devotees are expected to observe “SILENCE” during the stay at Retreat.
  6. Devotees should avoid visiting the room of fellow devotee.
  7. The sanctity of the altar in the rooms may please be maintained.
  8. All the devotees are requested to keep their rooms/ toilets neat and tidy.
  9. Simple food will be served to devotees. Nothing special will be served. Room service is not provided.
  10. Devotees will clean their personally used utensils themselves.
  11. If devotees want to offer ‘Prasad’ they are requested to bring fruits only.
  12. Use of Retreat as a “picnic spot/guest house” should be avoided because it is meant for serious meditation.
  13. There is no provision of stay for the driver accompanying the devotee(s).
  14. During the year, only four personal retreats at quarterly interval, maximum for a week’s period, are allowed.
  15. Maximum stay at the Ashram (Retreat) is seven days; extended stay could be up to 14 days with the proper permission from the Managing Committee.
  16. Devotees are requested to hand over the room keys to the caretaker before their departure.

Please cooperate.
Managing Committee
Yogoda Satsanga Anand Shikhar Sadhnalya, Panti, Shimla-171011

Meals timings may please be strictly followed, which are as under:

(Summer: 1 April to 30 Sept.)

(Winter: 1 Oct. to 31 March)

a) Break fast
08:00 am to 08:30 am
08:30 am to 09:00 am
b) Lunch
01:00 pm to 01:30 pm
01:00 pm to 01:30 pm
c) Evening
04:00 pm to 04:15 pm
04:00 pm to 04:15 pm
d) Dinner
08:00 pm to 08:30 pm
08:00 pm to 08:30 pm