Art of Living International Center

Art of Living International Center

Art of Living International Center
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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  • GrandTour20616392042
    1 contribution
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    Experiences of Blessing course
    I have done a blessing course. It is an amazing program. I have experienced abundance, contentment, and fulfillment through unique meditation processes. Benefits cannot be put into words. But yes you get an opportunity to take a peek at the purity within. Just do it.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 May 2023
  • anjula
    Oslo, Norway5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Anbefales sterk.
    Wonderful place with a serene atmosphere. A must visit. We start the day with yoga and meditation which is optional of course. We end the day with satsang/kirtan which is also optional . The food is also great.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 January 2024
  • Vimal Kankani
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    amazing place with so much of positive vibes
    Its am amazing place, a must visit. What energy level. I could find people smiling all over, satvik food at the kitchen is very tasty. The courses they offer is life changing. Gives a purpose and direction. Strongly recommend to visit the Ashram
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 February 2024
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Vimal Kankani
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Its am amazing place, a must visit. What energy level. I could find people smiling all over, satvik food at the kitchen is very tasty. The courses they offer is life changing. Gives a purpose and direction.
Strongly recommend to visit the Ashram
Written 1 February 2024
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anjula
Oslo, Norway5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Wonderful place with a serene atmosphere. A must visit. We start the day with yoga and meditation which is optional of course. We end the day with satsang/kirtan which is also optional . The food is also great.
Written 1 February 2024
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Ganesh P
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May 2023 • Friends
Visited Bangalore Aashram for first time . It's a bliss with non commercialized Aashram environment. With Aashram spread across 300+ acres, you have multiple places to enjoy alongwith your Sadhana, Seva and Satsang 😎.

Places to visit are - Shiva temple, gaushala, gurukul Ganapathi temple, Vishalakshi Mandap, sumeru old Ashram part
There is a bus which takes devotees around ashram for darshan. Photos are justa glimpse 😀
Written 15 May 2023
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quirkyRoast
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I was having lot of anxiety issue , multiple thoughts at a time, I was not able to take smallest decisions and not able to be in present moment.
I took this Advance Meditation Program , it is such a wonderful experience . I am very calm and clear headed . My confidence level was improved and I am able to see my life on bigger perspective.
Adding to that the ashram ambience was so comforting , this course helped me connect to nature as well. The food , stay services are very nice.
Written 15 May 2023
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GrandTour20616392042
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I have done a blessing course. It is an amazing program. I have experienced abundance, contentment, and fulfillment through unique meditation processes. Benefits cannot be put into words. But yes you get an opportunity to take a peek at the purity within. Just do it.
Written 15 May 2023
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Sunshine05390156193
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Apr 2023 • Solo
My son has become very agressive. Looks like the teachings on the class, he has not intreputted in the correct way.
Written 18 April 2023
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JK
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Must visit!! I feel truly blessed to have experienced the Divine ambience and the aura of the Ashram.
Written 17 April 2023
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DeepakBachu
Bengaluru, India320 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
The center has been gifting people with inner peace in different ways. Nothing that can be explained but only to be experienced.
Written 24 January 2023
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Gungun P
Goa, India27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Amamzinf place. Great service. Ambience. Peace. Love. Joy.

The Ayurveda is very good. Programs are good. Wonderful. Don't miss it
Written 15 December 2022
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Ravindra
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Business
Top best spa & wellness centers in banglore jayanagar branch is good. As Frist timer flat this place is worth repeating
Written 30 October 2022
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