Contact

All enquiries related to Ajatananda Ashram are most welcome. Please note: we regret that we are unable to provide spiritual advice via email, to answer enquiries about courses or facilities in Rishikesh, to arrange bookings, or to participate in academic research.

For any information regarding Ajatananda Ashram, please contact:

Guest Coordinator
Ajatananda Ashram
P.O.Box 5
P.O. Sivanandanagar
Via Rishikesh 249192 (Uttarakhand), India.

Email: ashram@ajatananda.org
Phone: 0091 (0)135 2442098

If you wish to contact the Spiritual Head of Ajatananda Ashram,
please email: sw_atmananda@ajatananda.org

Visit the Ashram

Ajatananda Ashram welcomes visitors for afternoon tea between 17:30-18:00 each day (except Thursdays). This hour is spent in simple fellowship and conversation. Please call ahead and speak to the Guest Coordinator if you wish to visit. Due to the need to preserve the monastic environment, we ask that people share with us their motivation in visiting beforehand (by means of phone call). We welcome those who have a genuine interest in the way of life of the Ashram.

Daily Open Satsang: Advaita (Non-Duality)

An open satsang with Swami Atmananda Udasin on the non-dual essence of Reality (Advaita) and the nature of Spiritual Awakening is held daily at Ajatananda Ashram, Rishikesh:
16:00 – 17:30 (except on Thursdays)

To know more about Swami Atmananda Udasin, please click here.
To read a few pointers from the satsang, please click here.
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Satsang Retreats

Satsang is a celebration of Presence and Beingness. The 3-day Satsang Retreats (Non-Residential) offer a great opportunity to deepen the practice of awareness and Self-inquiry and to reach a clarity of understanding.  Through constant abidance where no abiding remains, one recognizes the true Self, the Ever-Present Pure Consciousness.

For more information, please click here.
See the group pictures and read the testimonials from the Satsang Retreat participants, here.

Meditation

A silent meditation session is held daily at Ajatananda Ashram, Rishikesh:
18:00 – 18:45 (except on Thursdays)
Please note: The doors of the Meditation Hall open at 18:15 and close at 18:30. All participants are kindly requested to be present by 18:55.

Meditation is an essential part of the spiritual practice (sadhana). The whole point of meditation is to quieten the mind, and through the gateway of silence, recognise the Truth of what we really are.

To know more about Meditation as Choiceless Awareness, please click here.
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Hatha Yoga Classes

Free Hatha Yoga classes are offered every day at Ajatananda Ashram, Rishikesh:
07:30 – 09:30 (except on Thursdays)
Please note: The doors of the Yoga Hall open at 07:00 and close at 07:30. All participants are kindly requested to be present by 07:25.

Each class involves shavasana (deep relaxation), asana (yogic postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), dhyana (meditation) and a short talk on the Patanjali Yoga-Sutras.

For more information, please click here.

Support the Ashram

Any amount of donation is welcome. If you would like to support the development of the Ashram and the formation of the young monastics, please contact the Ashram Secretary: ashram@ajatananda.org

Location

Ajatananda Ashram is located at the bank of the Ganges, in the village Tapovan (District:Tehri-Garhwal), which is about 4 kilometres North-East from Rishikesh.

The ashram is only a 5 minute walk from the Laxman Jhula Bridge, on the right hand side. Follow the upper path behind the German Bakery, which overlooks the Ganges. The ashram is upstream, at the very end of the path, which turns left towards the small village.