About Goa Kendra

Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) was founded by Sri Sri Paramahansa Yogananda in 1917. The mission of YSS is to make available to all the ancient scientific teachings, and meditation techniques of Kriya Yoga for achieving all-round success, well-being, and a direct personal experience of God. YSS has more than 200 centers across India to help all Truth-seekers to experience the power of group meditations and to share in spiritual fellowship. Yogoda Satsanga Upa Dhyana Kendra Goa is situated in 4 different places - three are in North Goa namely Panaji (capital city of Goa), Mapusa Town (prominent place in North Goa), Siolim (vibrant village in North Goa) and one in South Goa i.e. Curtorim, just outskirt of Margao (commercial city of Goa).


Goa Dhyana Mandali was started by a small group of devotees who met regularly for meditations. In the year 2000, Swami Nirvanananda visited Goa and conducted satsanga in Vasco. It was then decided that henceforth, regular meditations will be conducted in North Goa at Sri Savio Dsouza’s residence in Porvorim on every first Sunday of the month and in South Goa at Lt. Cdr. C. T. Joseph’s residence in Vasco on every third Sunday. This continued for 12 years.

In March 2012, Swami Madhavananda and Bramhmachari Shreyananda visited Goa to conduct a monastic program. Thereafter, as the number of devotees grew over the years, a need for bigger premises was keenly felt. To accommodate the growing number of devotees, in 2014, the meditation centre was shifted to a premises in Porvorim, where it continued for 7 years.


Goa Dhyana Kendra welcomes all the devotees for group as well as individual meditations. The schedule for conducted group meditations is given below.

Group Meditation Schedule at

Upa Dhyana Kendra, Curtorim 

  • Sundays: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Upa Dhyana Kendra, Siolim

  • Fridays: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Upa Dhyana Kendra, Panjim 

  • Mondays: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Upa Dhyana Kendra, Mapusa

  • To be started in June 2022


Upa Dhyana Kendra, Curtorim
C/o Dr. Purshottam Ghodge
House No. 852/D, Mugali
CURTORIM - 403709
Dist. South Goa, Goa 
Phone: 9168798378

Upa Dhyana Kendra, Siolim
C/o Dr. Anil Umraskar
FF4, Radha Gardens,
Opp SFX School, Baman Vaddo,
Dist. North Goa, Goa 
Phone: 9822132423

Upa Dhyana Kendra, Panjim
C/o Jessica Mahatme
21 Kamat Villas,
Kerant, Caranzale, Behind New Vivanta,
PANJIM - 403002
Dist. North Goa, Goa
Phone: 9822581261

Upa Dhyana Kendra, Mapusa
C/o Pamela Aiyar Cabral
1/157, Opp Raj Fuels Petrol ump,
Siolim Marna Road,
MAPUSA - 403507
Dist. North Goa, Goa
Phone: 8329865733