Timings : 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Time Required : 2 - 3 hrs
Entry Fee : No Entry Fee
Located 21 kms southwest of Bangalore on Kanakpura Road atop Panchagiri Hills, Art of Living Centre is the headquarter of the spiritual, cultural organization Art of Living Foundation, established by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Constructed in 1986, the ashram focuses at creating a stress-free society through its multitudinous programmes which include yoga, meditation, Ayurveda treatments etc. The magnanimous campus housing several mini gardens, tiny water lake and abundance of trees is popularly called the "Bangalore Ashram" and draws over 1.2 million people from across the world annually. The centre is considered a retreat from the stress and din of the city and provides the much needed therapy and solace from city blues.
Set in a tranquil backdrop with pretty winding paths to walk on, amidst flowering gardens and a sparkling lake, this ashram provides the much needed respite from the strain and monotony of the regular routine. Art of Living Centre aims to unite people and help them reflect on their lives and privileges through meditative programmes, satsangs and spiritual talks while keeping them in between nature. It also has to option of Seva which is just voluntary work you can do to attain the satisfaction of the mind. The daily routine involves yoga, chanting and meditation to calm the mind, satsangs to light up your spirits and numerous customized courses that you can take up for your peace. The ashram is an ideal location not just for followers but also for nature lovers and all you people seeking seclusion, solitude and spiritual bliss.
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