Satsang Groups

Integral Yoga satsang groups

Integral Yoga study groups in the USA hold regular meetings to study the written works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Some groups are associated with centers, though many are not. Individuals may hold informal study groups in their homes or at some other venue.


Alabama

Sri Aurobindo Study Circle
163 Windsor Circle, Auburn, AL 36832

Bill Flick • 334-826-7950 • billflick575@hotmail.com

Meets every other Sunday at 3:00 pm to study the works of Sri Aurobindo or the Mother. We listen to Mother’s music, discuss the reading, and end with a meditation. We also have a small library of Sri Aurobindo and Mother’s books.


Arizona

Prescott Integral Yoga Circle

Mary & Larry Buckler • 805-766-0870 • larrybbuckler@yahoo.com

Long time sadhaks on the path of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother hoping to begin an Arizona study group at our home in Prescott. We’re thinking of the 1st Tuesday night or Saturday of the month – depending on how far people have to drive and/or what is convenient for everyone. Our interest is all things Integral Yoga, and the kinship between Jesus, Sri Aurobindo, and The Mother spoken here as well.


California

East Bay Sri Aurobindo Circle
Pinole, CA 94564

Paul Molinari • 510-222-5229 • pjmolinari@usa.net

The East Bay Sri Aurobindo Circle, meeting since 1981, continues to offer an entry point and supportive atmosphere for the study and practice of Integral Yoga and living intentionally. We recently completed a deep reading of Savitri and are currently considering options for our next undertaking. At present we are reading the 1906 play Rodogune to discover some unexpected delight on the way. We welcome visitors and new members. Our group meetings occur at 10:15 am on the first Sunday of every month.

Pasadena Study Group
San Diego, CA

Chitta or Shila Goswami • 858-487-5623 • shilagoswami@yahoo.com

The group meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.. We take up various texts of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother for study and close our meetings with a group meditation. Please call to confirm day and time.

Sri Aurobindo Study Group (Silicon Valley)
1347 Castlemont Ave. #2, San Jose, CA 95128
45990 Tissiack Pl., Fremont, CA 94531

Kalpana Patel (San Jose) • 408-314-9168 • 2011.kpatel@gmail.com
Bhavi Saklecha (Fremont) • 510-770-1111 • bhavi.ca@gmail.com

We meet regularly twice a week. 
In Fremont, we meet on Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. to read from the Mother’s Questions and Answers. In San Jose, we meet on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 p.m. to read Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri.


Colorado

Savitri Circle of Boulder, Colorado

Information to come


Illinois

Sri Aurobindo Study Circle—Chicago Area
4324 Hammersmith Ln., Glenview, IL 60025

Ramesh and Jayshri Pandya or Kirit Purani • kpurani@aol.com

We meet on the first Sunday of the month from 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. and discuss the chapter that everyone has read in preparation from the book The Mother. We also meet on the closest Sunday to the Darshan days from 3:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m., when we gather for a reading, meditation, devotional music, and potluck prasad dinner. We rotate and meet at different residences, so please call to confirm address.


Maryland

Savitri Study Circle
Potomac/Rockville Area

Since 2008 we are meeting weekly in the North Potomac / Rockville area to read from Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. Readings are on Wednesdays and Darshan Days at 7 p.m., meditation room and library are accessible on other days upon request. Please contact okoteneva@gmail.com or snm1205@gmail.com for further information.


Nebraska

Gyanamritam

Sudhir Kalra • 402-492-9385 • skalra@oppd.com

We are a study group meeting once a week in one of the participant’s residence. Though we do not read exclusively the works of Sri Aurobindo, we are studying the Essays on the Gita.


New Jersey

Sadhana Study Circle
67 Gloucester Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054

Vijay Dave • 973-626-8578 • vijaydave255@gmail.com and integral.sadhana@gmail.com

We are about 10–12 families (including children from age 5 to 18). We meet monthly and the sole purpose of our study circle is to grow individuals on the path of Integral Yoga. A typical agenda of a meeting includes mantra chanting, children’s presentations, collective meditation with music, readings, and discussion.We conclude with a prayer and dinner.

During the other days, our activity for the “bliss card” through email helps us to progress in our inner sadhana. The bliss card has a quotation from Sri Aurobindo or rhe Mother with meaningful (visual) presentation of the message. This serves as a “thought for the day” for the inner mind. We send bliss cards to nonmembers too; please contact us if you wish to receive.


New York

Manhattan Sri Aurobindo Study Circle

amritasnyc@gmail.com • verma_rohini@yahoo.com

We meet every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Manhattan at rotating residences. We start with a 20-minute meditation to the Mother’s music and then move onto reading the works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. Currently we are reading Life Divine and end with Savitri. As per the Mother’s guidelines for study circles, we do not discuss the written word.

If you would like to attend, please contact amritasnyc@gmail.com or verma_rohini@yahoo.com for further information.


Pennsylvania

Auroville/American Research for Yogic Action (AARYA)
2401 Ionoff Rd., Harrisburg, PA 17110

Hema and Naren Bhatt • 717-652-7750

Started in 1969, we are a Sri Aurobindo yoga circle for study, research, and action in collaboration with Auroville, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and other Sri Aurobindo yoga centers around the world. We provide a good library and help members visit Auroville, the Ashram, and other centers in India and the U.S. We are also helping to support Matrimandir and other projects at Auroville.


Texas

Connect for Sri Aurobindo Satsang in Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex/online

Sangeet Aurovatsa • 214-435-2967 • sangeet.auro@gmail.com

Oasis for aspirants in the D/FW area. Would love to connect for Satsang with like-minded aspirants.

Sri Aurobindo Study Group of El Paso
7060-A Portugal Dr., El Paso, TX 79912

Charles Elerick • 915-833-9422 • celerick@utep.edu

We meet weekly during the academic year on Tuesdays at 8.00 p.m. We start with a reading from the Gita or an Upanishad, discussing it in the light of the Integral Yoga, and proceed to a reading from the work of Sri Aurobindo or the Mother. We end each meeting with a meditation. All sincere participants welcome.


Washington

Seattle Sri Aurobindo Circle

Bill Leon • 206-914-6663 • billleon@geoeducation.org
Diane Thome • 206-365-2386 • dthome@u.washington.edu

The group was founded in 1979 for the purpose of studying the works of Sri Aurobindo and Mother, discussions of sadhana, and meditation. The group meets on Thursday evenings in Seattle. In addition, there are occasional meetings for special studies, the observance of Darshan days, and other events. Some members join remotely by phone and computer. Inquiries are welcome.