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Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, 21st Km, Kanakapura Road, Udayapura, Bangalore, Karnataka 560082
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"As the moon waxes and wanes, you experience feelings accordingly. Pleasant feelings and unpleasant feelings come and go. Don't pay attention to your feeling. Move ahead with commitment." - Gurudev +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar​
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Sir, OK i obey Your's but what 2 do with the unnecessary processes which run inside the processing unit & making irritating feelings
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"The present moment is enormously deep and vast. It is the secret of secrets." - Gurudev +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar​
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Niladri Kumar to stir the strings of your soul with his sitar.
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"See the possibility that people and things can change at any time, and don't hold on to judgments." - Gurudev +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar​
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Dear Bengaluru, are you ready for an evening of finest Indian classical music?
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"Light a Home" - Bringing light to remote villages across nine states in India and Nepal. 15,500 households. 65,000 people. 168 villages.
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River rejuvenation. Dry for decades, revived through inspired collective action. 16 rivers rejuvenated across three states.
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"Balance between your search for happiness and the expectation of others from you. It is a little delicate but you should definitely make an effort." - Gurudev +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar​
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"Praise may not be true, but sometimes criticism may be true, but we all long for praise. Accept criticism as gleefully as praise." - Gurudev +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar​
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"We judge people just by seeing their outer limited behavior or expressions. But it could be our own inability to see their magnanimity." - Gurudev +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar​
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"Prayer is not just sitting and saying so many words, but is being in that serene, calm, and meditative state." - Gurudev +Sri Sri Ravi Shankar​
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Welcome to The Art of Living International Center! Situated on the top of the Panchagiri Hills, 21km from 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 Ravi Shankar 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 Café 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 café.

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!

Hours
Sunday9:00 am–8:00 pm
Monday9:00 am–8:00 pm
Tuesday9:00 am–8:00 pm
Wednesday9:00 am–8:00 pm
Thursday9:00 am–8:00 pm
Friday9:00 am–8:00 pm
Saturday9:00 am–8:00 pm
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080672 62626, 080672 62627, 080672 62628
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Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth, 21st Km, Kanakapura Road, Udayapura, Bangalore, Karnataka 560082
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