Welcome to the Art of Living International Center, your home away from home! Situated on the top of the Panchagiri Hills, 36km southwest of Bangalore, near Udipalya village, the Ashram is an ideal location for reflection and retreat.
The campus is spread over 65 acres, with an abundance of flowering foliage spread along winding footpaths, a peaceful lake and the exquisitely beautiful Vishalakshi Mantap, the central meditation hall. Started in 1986, the ashram is an exquisite blend of the old and the new. While enjoying meditative walks and exploring the ashram, one can choose from the various residential programs offered at the Ashram every week.
The campus is also the focal point of many service projects such as rural development and education, organic farming initiatives, scientific research into the benefits of ‘Sudarshan Kriya®’
While at the ashram, one cannot miss the Satsangs that are held every evening. Satsangs are gatherings where scattered minds unite through music, meditation, and wisdom to experience a higher state of consciousness. People from all over the world who know different languages participate in the singing of bhajans, or the repetitive chanting of a word or a verse.
Seva (voluntary service) is an integral part of the activities in the ashram. One can experience the humble satisfaction that comes from doing selfless work here, from serving food in the kitchen to keeping the premises clean. The Ashram offers an ideal place for people from all backgrounds, religions, and cultural traditions to come together in knowledge, celebration and service.