A Home Away From Home
“Make the ashram a lighthouse of love and compassion for all humanity. Let it unite people from all walks of life, from all philosophies, from all backgrounds.”
~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
‘Ashram’ is a Sanskrit word that means ‘without effort or toil’. So when you come to an ashram, you are effortlessly able to drop all the mental baggage/ fears and insecurities you have carried with you. An ashram is synonymous with deep rest.
Ashrams in India
Over the last 37 years, The Art of Living has established several ashrams around the world. These centers have become places of community development, retreats for self-development and reflection. Above all, these ashrams have become a place where people of all faiths and ideologies find common ground. Visitors often describe ashrams as a home away from home.
Bangalore (Bengaluru), Karnataka
Located on the outskirts of Bangalore, The Art of Living’s International Centre is spread over a sprawling 65 acres, with undulating verdant hills, a brimming lake inviting feathered friends, bees and butterflies flitting across the abundant flowering shrubs curving along winding footpaths and the exquisitely beautiful meditation centre, Vishalakshi Mantap. The International Center is one of the most visited places in Bangalore today.
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Ashrams in North India
Bodh Gaya is a pilgrimage place associated with Gautam Buddha attaining enlightenment under the Bodhi tree. Known as ‘moksha dhaam’, the ashram is nine kms away from Bodh Gaya.Contact: 7762842500 firstname.lastname@example.org
Omkareshwar, Madhya Pradesh
Sri Sri Omkareshwar Ashram is located between two jyotirlingas, Omkareshwar and Mahakaleshwar (Ujjain) on the banks of river Narmada. The spiritual energy field here is unmissable.
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Close to the famous Ram Jhula, this ashram is just a stone’s throw away from the holy Ganga. Meditate, practice yoga on the banks of the Ganges, that can free your soul with every breath.
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Ashrams in South India
Spread over just two acres of land, this cozy ashram sits on the banks of the Periyar, seven kms away from Kalady. It houses a circular meditation hall and Gurudev's cottage.
With the Arabian Sea lapping it's boundary wall, Payyoli Ashram at Moodadi consists of a meditation hall that overlooks the serene sea.
This ashram is close to river Killiyar and is built using traditional temple architecture of Kerala. Nestled amidst swaying palms, the ashram houses four meditation halls, an outdoor auditorium and a Cafeteria./p>
Ashrams in West India
Set on the banks of the tranquil Mahi river, the ashram is 25km away from the city. Spread over 14 acres, it is a perfect retreat if you relish the outdoors, peacocks and a serene ambience.
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Spread over 40 acres of land, the ashram boasts of meditation halls, riverside rooms, an amphitheatre, a Veda Pathashala, and a gaushala, where the indigenous breed of cows, Sahiwal, is reared.
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This ashram is situated close to the striking Sati Anusuya temples and Ramtek temple where Lord Rama is believed to have rested while in exile. It offers the joy and equanimity you are seeking.
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Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Set in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, this serene, enchanting and quiet Itanagar Ashram is the quintessential getaway for nature lovers and spiritual seekers.
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Known as Kathiababa Ashram, it is set on the only male river in Hindu mythology, Brahmaputra. With Kamakhya temple nearby, it boasts of halls and residential quarters, which overlook the river.
“Gnana Kshetra is where you can drop all your worries and problems, go deeper in knowledge and go back home with a smile on your face.”
~ Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
A Gnana Kshetra is that sacred space where people are introduced to spirituality, to nurture human values, to inculcate self-discipline and to become healthy and well-rounded personalities..
Gnana Kshetra (Temple of Knowledge/ TOK) are the Art of Living’s city centres where we grow in knowledge, serve and celebrate. It is said that whenever we do something in a group the effect of that activity multiplies manifold. So we get together to meditate , do our weekly Sudarshan Kriya and also initiate many service projects from these centres of joy, peace and wellness.
Presently there are 96 Gnana Kshetras across the country to propagate good health, the idea of community service and celebration and to invite more and more people on this path of stress free, healthy living.
TOK is a place where not just the mind and the body is taken care of but the outcome of a happy and positive mind is put into action towards serving the society.