Everything from the teachings, meditation halls, yoga studios, surrounding gardens and even the food have been meticulously cared for and created for inner transformation. The Food is something incredible, every meal an Ayurvedic masterpiece created to fill your body with nutrients and minerals and for the prevention of disease, each meal somehow exponentially better than the last.
This Ashram I stayed for just about 3 weeks, my free time was spent studying the ancient and modern yogic philosphies with the Masters and Gurus in the surrounding Ashrams ie. Omkarananda, Parmarth, Kriya, and Yoga Niketan Ashram. Sunday's were always a day of rest that first began with a Kharma Yoga session where all those in the community come together and clean the meditation and yoga centers - the rest of the day spent exploring the Himalayas and the temples surrounding the spiritual and giant Ganges River Valley.
How does the Spiritual Experience arise?
To verbalize the spiritual experience is attempting to describe the indescribable. All that can be provided is a guide to invoking this experience within you. Going to an Ashram or traversing all the Temples in India is not a sure fire way of achieving it, it begins simply within you.
Yoga and Meditation will bring you to a state of awareness of the subtleties of life, your body and how it functions, your mind and how it interprets and leaves imprints. If this awareness goes on, goes on, goes on, it goes deeper by itself. It is an automatic process. It becomes deeper: from the intellect it goes to your capacity to be completely in the moment, within a state of complete passion; and from the intelligence it goes to your intuitive mind; from the conscious slowly and slowly it goes into the unconscious. Someday you become totally awakened. Not by any cultivation of fiction, doctrine, principle, technique, but as an awakening to an inner fact, inner division, something has gone deep in you.
Self-realization can happen anywhere and at anytime, be fully in the moment, completely aware of your Self, be the silent witness, and the experience will come.
Over the past 4 years, experiencing life in over 50 ashrams if you have any questions about your spiritual journey please don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .