Boston, MA - Paramahamsa Yogananda Pilgrimage

Boston, MA
Sep-17 to Sep-19, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts

Welcome to Boston, Massachusetts!  The Kriya Yoga Boston Center is very happy to present you the 100 year anniversary celebration for Paramahamsa Yoganandaji coming to west.  Find information about Itinerary, pilgrimage cost and best practices in this page.

*Please note that flights and travel to the retreat center from the airport and travel back to the airport are not included in Pilgrimage cost.  Included is 3 nights stay, 3 meals per day, water, bus travel throughout the pilgrimage*  

The details below are to assist Pilgrims in proper packing and all other personal needs.

Registration fee is $600.00 per person* Limited to first 60 paid participants.

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September 17th - September 19th, depart retreat center midmorning September 20th

Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, North Andover, Massachusetts  https://www.rollingridge.org/

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Best Practices

When packing for Boston, MA please know the weather could be from 55 degrees to 85 degrees Fahrenheit.  The weather by the beach can have intense winds, a wind breaking jacket may be helpful. Bring comfortable walking shoes for beach as well as city walking.  The retreat center is an older construction you may wish to bring an extra layer for comfort. Rain coats/pants are advisable in case of some rain.

At one point we will be walking through the Boston Common area in downtown Boston.  There may not be that much time available for souvenir shopping due to the numerous places we wish to take you all to, and after 100 years Boston buildings have changed so we will be seeing some facades of spaces where talks had been given.  Thank you for considering to join the Boston Center in welcoming Paramahamsa Prajnananandaji, Yogacharya Suresh Kolodikar, and Swami Atmavidyanandaji to the Boston area as we all embark on this humble pilgrimage together.

ITINERARY FOR RETREAT/PILGRIMAGE

September 17th arrival day - Retreat Center

10:00 AM or before - Registration for retreat.

11:00 AM - Inauguration ceremony for this retreat by lighting lamp 

12:30 PM - Lunch - Afternoon break and rest

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Walk or study time

3:15 - 4:15 PM - class

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Guru Paduka pooja in case it is planned

6:00 - 7:30 PM  - meditation

7:30 - 8:30 PM - Dinner

8:30 - 9:30 PM  - Singing of Yoganandaji's songs

9:30 PM - retire for the night

September 18th Friday - Day of Picnic to Plum Island 

6:00 - 7:30 AM - meditation at retreat place

7:45 - 8:30 AM - Breakfast

8:30 AM - All go in bus to Plum island

9:30 AM  - reach Plum island

9:30 -12:30 PM - spend time in plum island, approximately 1 mile walking one way from parking lot via an inclined, steep beach front.  Alternative drop off point with more of a walkway to tread upon.

12:30 - 1:30 PM - picnic lunch for all

1:30 PM  - Return to retreat center by 3 

3:00 PM - rest /walk/ study time

4:30 PM -  class

5:45  - 7:15 PM - meditation back at retreat place

7:30 - 8:30 PM - dinner and then retire for the day

September 19 Saturday  - Day of picnic to Boston 

6:00 - 7:30 AM - meditation at retreat place

7:45 - 8:30 AM - breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 AM - All go in bus to Boston 

9:30 - 12:30 PM - Schedule for us to go to Boston downtown and walk in paths where Sri Yoganandaji walked.

12:30 - 1:30 PM - picnic lunch at Piers Park

1:30 - 3:30 PM - Travel by bus to Sherborn, MA.. unveiling of commemorative plaque on Peace Trail

3:30 - 4:45 PM - Go back to retreat center for rest before Grand Finale celebration at the Chinmaya Mission 

4:45 - 5:30 PM - Buses go from Retreat Center to Chinmaya Mission

5:30 - 8:30 PM- Grand finale celebration of Yoganandaji's arrival to west

9:00 PM depart by bus back to Rolling Ridge retreat center and retire for night

September 20 Sunday - Pilgrims return home from Retreat Center before 11 AM

QUESTIONS MAY BE SENT TO kriyayogaboston@gmail.com attention to Ryan or Pradeep.

Acharyas: Swami Atmavidyananda Giri, Yogacharya Suresh Kodolikar

Contact Details

Name Phone Email
Ryan McCarthy 978-704-1008 kriyayogaboston@gmail.com
Pradeep Vasudevan 508-826-1726 kriyayogaboston@gmail.com

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