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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 days ago via mobile

This is the one of the best place for art and here we will refresh our mind with seeing all good art and this bulding is also marvales

Thank naveena1992
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place you enter and you feel peace,contentment. A beautiful landscape with satsang in evening and most important is glimpse of SriSri. Must see Radha Kunj,Vishalakashi Mantap, big kitchen for Satvik food

Thank Sandeep U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a mediation centre where you can learn and practise the art of meditation here with some guidance and help

Thank anu m
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is an away from Bangalore city and can be reached by the public transport. AC bus does not go here. There is also a Google group or something available for people who want to offer or need rides. Inside the Center, there are meal...More

Thank vinay100
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Place, Very holy ambience, well maintained, spread over a huge campus, must visit once to experience the place.

Thank rshethia2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I use to visit on weekends with family It is very nice place. From Bangalore city bus stop to Art of living it will take one hour journey. It is towards Kanapura route.

Thank mahalakshmim2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There're weekly weekend courses, like Happiness Program. It's a famous program, which is the foundation of the Art of Living. You can find more about it at Art of Living website.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good place to rejuvenate your mind, soul and lots of blessings by guruji. Really love to come again and again whenever will be visiting banglore. Would recommend to my family nd friends..

Thank Stuaks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AS you reach this place, little away from the main city of Bangalore ( but well connected via expressway) your mind will be uplifted right away. But make sure you reach well before 12 as Gurukul and Radhakund get closed by 12:30 and the I...More

1  Thank suhaas17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here to do the AOL part 1 course in the ashram setting. Very nice setting and well maintained grounds, good sattvic food and very atmospheric evening satsang gatherings in the main mandap. Good shops on-site with lots of interesting things to buy including...More

Thank Ashutosh2013
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rks567
Is there any entry fee ti visit Ashram.
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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Worshipper1
I want to stay in Art of living centre Bangalore and want to get job their.Is that possible? If yes,then what is the procedure?
29 December 2016|
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Response from DrSrinivas V | Reviewed this property |
AOL is an Dhyana center,u can stay as devotee or participant for short time and management may accept voluntary shramadaan. Approach center administration for next step..
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arun114
Is it ok with a baby
29 November 2016|
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Response from shroffrachna | Reviewed this property |
how many years old ?
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