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Visiting the Ashram

Prior permission is a must to stay in the ashram. The rights of admission and period of stay in the ashram are reserved. The ashram can refuse permission to stay in the ashram or request a person to leave before his/ her original departure date without assigning any reason.

First time visitors are allowed to stay at the ashram for a maximum of 2-7 days. Those coming from abroad or far off places may be granted prior permission for a maximum of 7-10 days for their first visit, at the discretion of the ashram. Please keep in mind that it is not possible to extend one's stay after arriving in the ashram.

Shri Chandra Swamiji is away from the ashram for approximately three months every year, from mid-April to mid-July. During this period the ashram is closed for maintenance, repairs and the spiritual retreat of ashram monks, and therefore is not open to visitors.

There is no fixed price to stay in the ashram. The ashram and its charitable service activities are run solely through the offerings/ donations of devotees.

If you wish to stay at Sadhana Kendra Ashram for meditation and spiritual sadhana, please first read through the ashram rules and be sure that you are prepared to follow the daily schedule, including strict attendance at the four daily meditation sessions, as well as approximately two hours of selfless service daily. Kindly note that only shared accomodation is available during crowded periods.

Foreign visitors may apply for their stay at the ashram by sending an email to the following address:

* If you recently sent an email to our previous address and did not receive a reply, please resend to our new address as shown above.

Those coming to the ashram for the first time and those who have not been to the ashram since 2013 must include the following information in their email:

  1. Full Name
  2. Phone Number and Email Address
  3. Age and Gender
  4. Nationality / City of residence
  5. Purpose of visit
  6. Have you ever stayed in this ashram before?
  7. How did you come to know about the ashram? Please include any names/references of persons known to the ashram.
  8. Dates of proposed arrival and departure from the ashram. (Please refer to the restrictions stated above for first-time visitors)

PLEASE NOTE: The above email address is ONLY for foreigners who wish to visit the ashram. All other enquires should be sent by post to the ashram address.

Indians who wish to stay at Sadhana Kendra Ashram may phone (07535 007018) or send a letter including the above information to the following address:

Sadhana Kendra Ashram
Dumet Village (Barwala)
P. O. Ashok Ashram
District Dehradun,
Uttarakhand – 248125
India

* PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE IN THE ASHRAM AFTER 9pm.