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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
+91 90360 05022
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Reviewed yesterday

A calm place just on city outskirts. The place vibrates such positive energy. The meditation hall calls u to mediate. Had taken my in-laws, they were quite happy about the place. We were lucky to get prasad too.

Thank Anupama D
Reviewed yesterday

It is the most happening place in Bengaluru drawing people from all over the world who come to India to seek and discover the true Spiritual heritage of India. Beautiful landscape and Infrastructure crafted for "WEALTHY SPIRITUAL PEOPLE" to find solutions to all their problems...More

Thank Bhaskar N
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hello everyone, if you want to have a good time of say 3-4 hours visit the place, engage in the service and be calm.

Thank Sagar S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One place on this planet you have to visit before you die. The AURA of this place just welcomes you with love. One of the best experiences.

Thank Peyush1988
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its good place to meet yourself and get some sort of relaxation with very peaceful environment. Although it is vert far from city still its worth to visit here in morning during weekends and relax for couple of hours.

Thank ronit19_05
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you enter the premises, you feel this uplifiting energy that immediately makes you feel lighter, you re greeted by smiles where ever you go and there are so many places to relax and see be it on a day out with the...More

Thank Deepak S
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is fast becoming must visit places in Bangalore! Here you can see visitors from all over the world, who come to visit, do Art of Living programs or do volunteering! Yes, there are volunteers from all across the globe! And it can be said,...More

Thank sanjiv K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such an awesome and scenic location... amazing weather...so close to nature... Immediately you feel so wonderful...and the meditation halls there are so beautiful..the craftsmanship is extraordinary...the food is also claimed to be100% organic and the best part is it it totally free

Thank mohit a
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had amazing experience . away from Bangalore Traffic(materialistic life)..its a good place wherein one can get to learn yoga and meditation with desi touch with modern science.

Thank Shantadv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are a part of the Art of Living family or not, a visit to the centre is a must. While its serenity enchants you, the various courses and facilities are very educative for the inquisitive mind. The quiet green surroundings are peaceful for...More

Thank Ravik741
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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
Ashvin b
7 July 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!