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

We welcome visitors who wish to experience Ajatananda Ashram's way of life and ask those who wish to visit to help us preserve the contemplative atmosphere of our monastic Community. To help us remain dedicated to our daily schedule, all visits must be requested and confirmed in advance by email.

The Community thanks you for your understanding. Hope to see you soon.

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.
For more information, please click here.

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:
19:15 – 20:00 (except on Thursdays)
Please note: The doors of the Meditation Hall open at 19:00 and close at 19:10. All participants are kindly requested to be present by 19:05.

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.
For more information, please click here.

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.

Accommodation in the Ashram

Ajatananda Ashram has a limited amount of rooms reserved solely for full-time Ashramites. For this reason, we are not able to offer accommodation to visitors, guests or retreat participants.

There are many hotels, guests houses and lodgings available to book in Laxman Jhula and Tapovan. Finding nearby accommodation should not be a problem for those who wish to visit us, especially if booked in advance.

Please note: we cannot recommend or book accommodation on your behalf.

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.