Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets. On an economical budget, this modest yet powerful design starts with essentials of vernacular architecture: the wood barn and the gable roof. The large interior area contains the living room, meditation room, community space, dining area, and kitchen—flexibly divided by sliding barn-like doors. For years, travelers seeking serenity and spiritual renewal have made their way to India's ashrams and retreat centers to learn the wisdom of ancient practices like yoga, meditation and Ayurveda healing. From by-donation yoga programs at a southern India center to luxury wellness retreats at an upscale Himalayas destination spa, these 10 retreat centers accommodate every budget and level of interest, from the yoga-curious to experienced meditation practitioners. The Art of Living International Center, a 65-acre campus located on top of the Panchagiri Hills outside Bangalore, is a popular destination for peace-seekers from abroad heading to India for the ashram experience.

From the text, Transform Your Life, Learn to meditate and practice the Buddhist Way of Life in all of our daily actions, in and out of our meditation session.
The class begins with a short introduction, then we engage in a 10 minute relaxing guided breathing meditation. The commentary is followed by a 15 minute guided meditation on the main subject from the days’ class, a 15 minute inner-class discussion and we finish with a 15 minute question and answer period. On a Buddhist foundation of 45 acres, we created an environmentally friendly, prototypical two-bedroom home for this non-profit client.
Whether you're looking for a disciplined daily meditation routine at a spiritual center or a luxury spa with a focus on wellness and healing, the country's many retreat centers all promise visitors stress reduction, self-discovery and an escape from a busy urban lifestyle. With mountainside trails, gardens, a lake and organic farms surrounding the facility, it's the perfect place to get some peace and quiet.

This is followed by a 50 minute commentary on the art of meditation and the subject of the class. The design was guided personally by a revered lama in accordance to Buddhist principles of balance and equanimity.
Guests (who come from all cultures and religious backgrounds) are invited to participate in voluntary service, helping with cooking, cleaning and general upkeep of the ashram. Buddha did not expect us to put all his teachings into practice right away — they are intended for a great variety of practitioners of different levels and dispositions.

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