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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 6 days ago via mobile

Summer magic 2018 was an amazing one The stay ashram during this period was an excellent one since v were in silence all our needs were taken care very skillfully Seperate food counters were tjeR for ppl in silence Course wid dinesh bhaiya and bawa...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very big area with lots of well maintained garden and infrastructure.. Free food in the afternoon to everyone.. Service to society..

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Art of Living International Centre at Bangalore is the most peaceful place on the earth which offers not just the physical comforts that are required for a happy stay, including delicious food, but also helps one get the deepest relaxation through various meditation programmes....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

a very peaceful and calm place. outskirts of bangalore on kanakapura national highway, near NICE corridor. Ashram has accomodation facility, restaurants, canteens, ayurveda spa and other body healing services. People across India and from abroad come to ashram for various life courses.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its was a wonderful experience visiting this place. So peaceful so quite so serene.....it encapsulates a different world alltogether. A must visit everytime you happen to visit Bangalore.

Thank Pritha M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's the satisfying and homely meals at Annapurna or the delicious continental food at Cafe Vishala. It's the overall peaceful environment, the places to explore, and the abundance of flowering trees, the greenery. And last but not least it's the courses - you may take...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is famous all over the world. This is a community and spiritual place to hang out. Can visit with friends and family.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

place to achive internal peace. this is one place which see follower comming from all across the nation.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good place to see while visiting with families and friends. the location and the surroundings are good

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Peaceful Place to calm yourself from all your depression and felt like somewhere out of the world for being here for few hours

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Response from RAMBILLA | Reviewed this property |
Food is not free. you can take child below 8 years
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Yes, they have accommodation, you can check their website for more information.
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