A Day In Ashram

Ashrams have enjoyed a high status from ancient times. Ashram life is complete with Sadhana, simple satvick meals, Seva, Satsang and an serene environment. Staying for few days in the ashram is rejuvenating and refreshes the mind, body and soul.

Just as we schedule our daily activities; the ashram, too, follows a certain schedule. Each day in the ashram is different and every moment spent here is filled with an ever-fresh, ever-new and an inexhaustible joy.

A day in the ashram usually starts at 6 am. Early mornings are spent doing Yoga, Meditation and Sudarshan Kriya until breakfast at seven thirty.

Seva (voluntary service) forms the bedrock of ashram activities. There is a wide variety of activity in the ashram like cooking, office work, cleaning, maintenance jobs, administrative work that one can take up. We learn important lessons in life only when we do something that is out of our routine existence and adopt a different style of living, even if it is for a short duration. Ashram life provides a wonderful opportunity to break your personal limitations and barriers and live not expecting anything in return for anything.

Lunch in the ashram is between one and two pm, and includes grains, legumes and vegetables, most of which are grown in the ashram gardens. This is followed by some more seva activity until six thirty when there is the Satsang where everybody comes together to sing, dance, meditate and celebrate.

Ashram is the hub of most of the activities of the Art of Living and is a beautiful place to be. If you wish to devote some of your time for seva in the ashram, please feel free to contact the Ashram HR office at hr@vvmvp.org

Ashram Schedule

  1. 6:00 AM – 7:30 AM    - Morning Sadhana

  2. 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM    - Breakfast

  3. 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM   - Seva

  4. 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM   - Afternoon Meditation

  5. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM    - Lunch

  6. 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM    - Seva

  7. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM    - Satsang

  8. 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM    - Dinner

 

Founded in 1981 by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,The Art of Living is an educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management and service initiatives. Read More