General Information on Attending the Master's Satsang Programs
Satsang programs by the Master are held at Dera Baba Jaimal Singh in Beas, Punjab, at other locations in India, and at locations around the world. The guidelines for attending these satsangs, as well as accommodation arrangements, are different for resident Indians, non-resident Indians (NRIs), and foreigners. You may consult your local satsang secretary for specific detailed guidelines and information.
Designated Satsang Programs at Dera, Beas
There are typically 19 designated satsang weekends in Dera each year. These weekends occur during the months of September, October, December, February, March, and May. One designated Sunday satsang is also held in June or early July.
Satsang Tour Programs around India (outside of Dera)
The Master holds satsang programs in many locations around India. Resident Indians and NRIs who wish to attend have to make their own accommodation arrangements. Foreign satsangis and seekers from overseas are permitted to attend Master’s satsangs only in Delhi and Mumbai, but not any other location in India. All visitors must make their own accommodations and transportation arrangements.
Satsang Tour Programs Abroad (outside of India)
The Master often travels to countries outside of India to hold satsang. These satsang programs abroad are not openly publicized as they are intended only for people in the designated countries.
How to apply for Accommodations at Dera, Beas
Accommodations at Dera are available for resident Indians and NRIs only during the designated satsang periods. Accommodations for guests of Indian origin are in Hostels (rooms with beds and attached baths —bedding is provided) and Sarais (large dormitory-style rooms with communal bathrooms; guests must bring their own bedding). Accommodations are allocated based on availability so everyone must be prepared to share a room with their spouse, family member(s), or if single, another person(s) of the same gender.
Resident Indians visiting Dera
Information concerning visits to Dera, as well as an Accommodation Request Form, can be obtained from your local satsang centre. Accommodation requests should be made a minimum of 3 to 4 months in advance. Accommodation Request Forms should be mailed to:
Accommodation Department Dera Baba Jaimal Singh Radha Soami Satsang Beas Disst. Amritsar, Punjab 143204
Everyone must bring with them to Dera a valid photo ID containing their age and address.
Visitors who do not book accommodations in advance will be allocated accommodations based on availability.
NRIs from outside India visiting Dera
Every country has an NRI Accommodations Coordinator who is authorized to make online reservations for the sangat abroad. Requests for accommodations must go through the NRI Coordinator and must be made at least 60 days in advance. When checking in at Dera, NRIs must provide proof of residency and a passport in order to obtain an NRI ID card. All NRIs must have resided outside of India for at least six months. NRIs should not arrive at Dera without having made a reservation. Accommodations will be allotted depending on availability. Complete information concerning the guidelines for NRIs wanting Dera accommodation can be obtained from any satsang centre in countries outside of India.
NRIs planning to be accompanied by relatives who live in India are advised that their relatives must apply for accommodations separately, as resident Indians, from their own address in India.
Hostel 6 Guests
Only initiated satsangis and their spouses can stay at Dera. Accommodation reservations must be made in advance through the eReservation system. Information on how a foreign initiate can make an accommodation reservation for Dera can be obtained from any satsang centre in countries outside of India.