What Is An Ashram?
What is the purpose of the ashram? What happens in an ashram?
Ashram means a place of spiritual effort.
It means that the ashram will have a spiritual reference (guiding principles) and a spiritual practice (lifestyle: yoga, meditation, diet, etc.).
To live in the ashram implies that you have come to join in and experience the practice and respect, if not learn about, the teachings that guide the community.
You may experience the Ashram as a Pressure Cooker, a Washing Machine, and Amplifier, a Mirror, a Training Ground, and more.
Some people come for short time. Dipping their feet in the water. A retreat from a busy, stressful, city life. Others come to go through a personal process. Some will come to deeply experience the teachings and community living. And a few may feel at home and settle down for life.
You will find the experience of this sequence: poke, provoke, confront, elevate.
You are asked to meet it and follow the experience of this sequence: obey, serve, love, excel.
Ask the people in the community to share their understanding of these sequences.
Spiritual effort includes:
Detox: Clearing out old patterns (physical, emotional, mental). Karma yoga, work is worship, work it out.
Responsibility: for your experience (not blaming your past or others around you)
to take hold of your emotional charge and redirect it. (Into sadhana, seva and simran).
Mindfulness: Consciousness in action. Attention to the little details, care of the immediate environment.
Consciousness in your communication and relation to others.
Verticality: agree to keep your feet on the earth, (relate to nature) and to relate to higher principles beyond your mind (the teachings).
Discipline: Action counts. Develop good habits of personal care, communication, and thought.
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Associação Ram Dass Guru provides an amazing stay surrounded by nature with beautiful views & walks
and all services for a successful event, workshop or training.
Hire our venue for every group size and occasion.
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You just would like to visit?
Join us for a personal retreat!
If you would like to enjoy living in a Ashram for a couple of days, you will be welcomed as a guest.
Also recommended for those who would like to experience in the ashram before applying for a Seva Program.
Pricing per day:
Shared dormitory: €40
In your own tent: €25
In your own van: €30
Single or double rooms are available on request.
Children are welcome and up to the age of 12 stay for free!
Around The Ashram
A huge garden with many opportunities to relax and renew.
More than 2.000 m² with a pagoda, hammocks, little stone benches, a meditation path and more are waiting to be discovered.
Avocado and orange trees, many edible plants, herbs and flowers all year long delight the heart of nature lovers.
Besides the walks in the Ashram garden, several walking tours directly from the Ashram are provided:
* to the valley (downwards) various options between 30 min and 2,5 hours
* walks to one of the most beautiful beaches in the area (one way around 1-1,5 hour)
Santa Susana Village
The village Santa Susana where the Ashram is located offers various amenities: