Art of Living International Center

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Art of Living International Center

Art of Living International Center
4.5
Yoga & Pilates • Educational sites
09:00 - 20:00
Monday
09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 20:00
Thursday
09:00 - 20:00
Friday
09:00 - 20:00
Saturday
09:00 - 20:00
Sunday
09:00 - 20:00
About
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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Sudhakar GS
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
Curiosity Visit
Jun 2020
nice campus with an ideology to follow from SRI SRI Ravishankar guruji, AOL, they serve free prasadam as lunch for all visitors and bhakts. many many followers all over the world
Written 18 May 2021
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ZenHealer7
Asheville, NC2,380 contributions
Shallow and Egoistic
Dec 2020
This place is run by this guy called Sri Sri or something. He is most notorious for having damaged the banks of Yamuna river along with his followers by erecting pandals and stages without permission or more likely by pushing his weight around. No action was taken against him. He has a mass following similar to many such Godheads in India and they are hypnotized by his shallow take on Indian spirituality which is appropriate only for primary school students. He has created a huge empire of merchandise based on his brand of AOL Spirituality takes a back seat. His brand of teachers are known to be in a hierarchical system of one up man ship. I know many such teachers in real life and they are anything but spiritual in real life. A few years ago my shoes got stolen from here and instead of helping, they started blaming me for not taking care of my shoes.
Written 9 March 2021
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jan shaik
Guntur, India96 contributions
Peacefulness.
Jul 2020 • Solo
It was a great experience and I can't express in words. The atmosphere is really awesome and it's a best place to find peace and spirituality. You can visit Veda pathashala and goseva where you can feel happy.
Written 27 February 2021
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Coastal820768
North 24 Parganas District, India56 contributions
Really an awesome place to hang out with family and friends.
Jan 2020
Really an awesome place to hang out with family and friends.
Atmosphere is very peaceful.
The place is quiet and peaceful and clean.
It's not even that far from the Bengaluru city.
Food is provided and is tasty.
People are friendly and staff are also the same.
The place is very well maintained and the greenery is quite everywhere.
The ashram tour is amazing and it's for free.
You might find plenty of satisfaction once u visit.
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Written 14 December 2020
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Srikanth R
Bengaluru, India3 contributions
Wonderful Spiritual experience
Feb 2020
Did meditation course in Feb 2020. Great experience and felt peace deeply. can visit place like veda padashala, Gau shala etc. Veda padhshala preserves the traditional practices and gaushala is maintained well
Written 23 November 2020
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Asheesh Pal
Bengaluru, India7 contributions
Best place to live and be!
Mar 2020 • Solo
It's the best place to live and be around. Specially since a living master lives here, the environment is so charged that the moment you enter the place, you feel a shift in your consciousness.

Must recommend!
Written 30 March 2020
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Sunil
Bengaluru, India411 contributions
Art of living
Oct 2019 • Friends
The palce is located in Kanakpura and the place is well maintained and this place is huge and very calm
Written 17 March 2020
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raj
Bengaluru, India63 contributions
Nice
Mar 2020 • Friends
It is a pieceful and meditation centre. Which gives immence power in you and relives your stress fills up with positivity in a body. They believe that You can come here with innumerable concerns and botherations, but you cannot take them back with you.
Written 14 March 2020
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This is the place to get become stress free, rejuvenate body, mind & soul, re-energise, rekindle enthusiasm & smile.
Feb 2020
This place is the ultimate destination for any traveller across globe of any age, sex, nationality, religion. Here rule is come in with all botherations, treat your body, mind & soul with appropriate therapy. Learn & Practice unique Sudarshan Kriya, Meditations, do body detoxification through Panchakarma, , sing n dance in the evening devotional songs, get best of cuisine at Panchamrut & Vishala cafe, have taste of organic food, pure gir cow milk n products, select your attire in Byogi and exclusive products at Madhurya. A real treat for destressing, revitalising, re-energising with nature. Leave your all botherations and walk out with enthusiasm to take new challenges with clearity in mind & purity in action. Must experience for everyone.
Written 11 March 2020
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bnithin123
Bengaluru, India40 contributions
Amazing place
Mar 2020 • Friends
This place brisles with activities during all times of the year. The evening satsang when Guruji is there is worth attending. One can enjoy the nature at its best here. The food provided is beyond description
Written 6 March 2020
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