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Art of Living International Center

21st Km Kanakapura Road | Udayapura, Bengaluru 560082, India
+91 90360 05022
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Welcome to The Art of Living International Centre! Situated on the top of the Panchagiri Hills, 36km southwest of Bangalore, near Udipalya village, the campus is an ideal location for reflection and rejuvenation. Started in 1986 and spread over 65 acres, the campus has an abundance of flowering foliage spread along winding footpaths, a peaceful lake and the exquisitely beautiful Vishalakshi Mantap, the central meditation hall. Satsangs, held every evening, are gatherings where different minds unite through music, meditation, and wisdom to experience an elevated state of consciousness. Through Seva (voluntary service) one can experience the humble satisfaction of doing selfless work here, from serving food in the kitchen to keeping the premises clean to working in the various departments that focus on various projects and the ashram's upkeep. The Vishalakshi Mantap, named after 'Amma', Sri Sri's mother, is the main Meditation Hall in the form of a fully blossomed 1000 petal lotus. Its reflective dome that mirrors the sun during the day is lit up at night to a synchronized change of colored lights. The dome and golden spire that can be viewed from all parts of the sprawling campus grounds play the role of a compass - lending a sense of navigation to the spiritual seeker. Courses are held in various rooms at different levels of the mantap and satsangs are held on the main level. Each level opens onto a gallery. Following a circular design, the levels provide an excellent view of the campus grounds and the open grounds and hills in the distance. Built on a smaller scale, is the Sumeru Mantap in the more secluded, old ashram campus. When the campus was newly set up, and there was a much smaller gathering of people, satsangs were held here. It is a circular 3 tiered gallery with a garden in the center and the sky for a roof, dominated by a large densely foliaged banyan tree in the center. The Radha Kund gardens recapture the mystical garden of Vrindavan, replete with a pair of elephants, a pair of geese, a deer, some rabbits and a number of exotic birds! This is an excellent place to observe various birds as they sweep over the lake - and a good place to unwind, reflect and take stock of one's life. From the gardens one can hear the Sanskrit chantings of the boys at the Gurukul nearby. The seven year training program at the Gurukul teaches students how to conduct temple rituals. The course syllabus also includes study of the Veda, Agama, Sanskrit, Astrology, Yoga, music, Sculpture, Epics and scriptures. The Goshala, home to over 250 cows, is an important project undertaken to preserve the native breed of Indian cows. The cows enjoy human company and visitors receive great pleasure brushing and petting the cows. For those who wish to simply relax, The Sri Sri Ayurveda Panchakarma (Wellness Spa) offers the ideal retreat for body and mind. Apart from the super ambience and food, one can select from a number of rejuvenating therapy packages the spa offers. On campus is a very popular, vibrant eatery, The Vishala Cafe that serves Indian and Continental fast food. It is here that youngsters like to meet, relax, exchange ideas, play the piano or eat a filling meal while reading from the selection of books displayed at the cafe. An array of shops are also present on campus - two Divine shops (selling music and books), The Divine Services (a provision store), Madhurya (traditional artefacts, gifts), Sri Kriti (a boutique that sells hand made products by rural women and traditional craftmen) and Sri Sri Agriculture with its fresh produce of fruits and vegetables grown on campus. The Bangalore Campus makes for a truly self-contained retreat - your home away from home!
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21st Km Kanakapura Road | Udayapura, Bengaluru 560082, India
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Reviewed yesterday

Its a beautiful and calm place that gives you the soul touching experience. You will be lost in the beauty of the Vishalakshi Mantap, Guru Paduka...so on. Particularly....a must visit for those who loves to go deep inside.

Thank pankaj1650
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to collect your thoughts and spend a silent day in solitude to refresh and getaway from routine.

Thank shiva p
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have done the Happiness Program of Art Of Living and have a made a habit to frequent the Art of Living Intl Center, during week ends, just for the environment and the peace of mind - which it gives me. It had a big...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is good if you need peace of mind, It seems like entire mini city is available over here.

Thank samM260RZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is located along Kanakpura Road. A very beautiful location. I managed to do the AOL Happiness Program. It was a wonderful experience.

Thank ud1981
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best places in India. It is like a mini town with beautiful lawns and amazing architecture. Very very affordable stay. Environment is positive and pollution free. Food is very good. Safety is good even for women travellers. Nature's at it best. Good...More

Thank pallavi c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very huge and nice ashram on the outskirts of Bangalore. You will find that its more like a retreat from city life. Well known for the various courses they offer on breathing exercises

Thank sdun1988
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ashram is famous center for learning Yoga, Meditation and also spend time in a serene environment. It is considered as a sacred place because of Shri Shri Ravishankar Guruji. They arrange Satsanga where they chant prayers. It is about 17 Kms from city. Plenty...More

Thank Basavaraja B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to seek peace and meditate ,lot of positives,spend some quality time to get the real vibes

Thank SHIVA D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor of Art of Living International Ashram, probably the best place in the place with full of grace and gratitude of Guruji. The each and every cell in the body gets re-generate after spending couple of time. One can feel the...More

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Ashvin b
10 July 2017|
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Response from faluashit | Reviewed this property |
I totally agree with the answer giveni t's the best place filled with positivity.please check Guruji schedule plan when he is there
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Ashvin b
8 July 2017|
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Response from SurenPaul666 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are so many places to sit, relax and meditate
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rks567
21 February 2017|
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Response from Ravi K | Reviewed this property |
No. None at all. You can walk in and partake in the activities. There are certain programs for which you can enroll yourself ; you will get details in their website. These would cost money. Happy visiting!
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