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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 2 weeks ago

The place is pretty, away from crowd and traffic of Bangalore. There is ample space to sit and meditate. The Sevak (tour guide) will give you a tour of the Art of Living property, which is no doubt vast (Ayurvedic hospital, Gaushala, Vedapatashala etc.). There...More

Thank sneha1391
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have it all here. Yoga, meditation, pranayam, sudarshan kriya - all courses. Accommodation available for residential courses. Evening Bhajans are divine, enthusiastic and well managed. Guruji Sri Sri Ravishankar when present is further boon listen. Attached are huge canteens for resident candidates, cafeteria for...More

Thank TT-Honest
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been visiting this place quite often. Far from the madding crowd, amidst the nature, this place has wonderful positive vibes. You can come here with innumerable concerns and botheration, but you cannot take them back with you. The evening Satsang that has revolutionized the...More

Thank Jayita M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1. It is located out of bangaluru 2, Good place to relax ourself out from busy schedules 3. Environment is good.

Thank jayanth s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i've visited this place 3-4 times and always feel good. it disconnects from the rest of the world. when visiting check if guruji will be available. if he's there the evening satsang's are very good. food is also good here, but they've some time slots.

Thank tovinayin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place in Bengaluru for retreat and be with nature. The Soothing & charming ambience of the Ashram has amazing vibes. Satvik food was quite delicious . The purity, green lush surroundings & the people coming from various parts of world make it so...More

Thank Uttam B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting the Art of Living International Centre at Bengaluru quite often.It is a home away from home.Sprawling green vegetation,chirping birds,huge amphitheatres,clean surroundings,fresh air,tasty satvic food,smiling faces & of course the centre of attraction,the majestic Vishalakshi Mantap make it a must visit place...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard a lot about this place so decided to visit without knowing much about what to expect. This place has huge campus with ample parking space. We went straight to reception where did an enquiry about the place and got a map of campus....More

1  Thank Mukesh K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one visit to the art of livng center is a must to understand what they contribute to society. a nice and calm place. can get a view of what all is done here. one needs to dedicate a day aside for visiting this center, as...More

Thank SiriChatur
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I attended a meditation program here last week and have had the most explosively good time during the 7-day stay. The meditation course is brilliant! As a Vice president of a technology firm I totally recommend it, I feel years younger! Totally a must-go-destination. There...More

Thank Ramanathan I
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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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