The southern part of India has always been favoured destination by travellers in pursuit of spirituality. And Hyderabad has particularly evolved to be a pertinent place for Spiritual Ashrams. Whether you want to undertake Meditation Week or simply do regular Yoga sessions or possibly seeking some calm, these spiritual Ashrams come with an apt revert. Based on ancient healing traditions, Ashrams gift you with much-sorted tranquillity.
Discovered by Gautam Buddha 2500 years ago, Vipassana is a pre-Buddhist meditation technique, which means “to see things as they really are.” The first Vipassana Meditation Centre was built in Hyderabad and named as “Dhamma Khetta” by Mr.S.N.Goenka. The retreat adheres to an identical structure of the monastic discipline. It follows 10days of silence, meditation from 4 am to 9 pm with short breaks for vegetarian meals and rest. Meditation courses for children are available.
Where: 12.6km, Ibrahim-Patnam Road, Gurramguda Bus Stop, Hyderabad, Telangana
Spiritual Tip: Week of 10-day Silence
Manasa Ganga Ashram is a popular destination for peace-seekers from abroad heading to India for the ashram experience. With mountainside trails, gardens, a lake and organic farms surrounding the facility, it’s the perfect place to get some quiet. Guests are invited to participate in voluntary service, helping with cooking, cleaning and general upkeep of the ashram. Regular practice of Pranayama and Sudarshan Kriya®, the powerful and dynamic rhythmic breathing technique, are an integral part of the Ashram. The Ashram houses Sri Ayurveda Panchakarma Centre. The Ayurvedic team understands your personal goals and guides you towards radiant health and inner balance. Manasa Ganga Ashram is a spiritual initiative of The Art of Living, educational and humanitarian movement engaged in stress-management started by Sri Ravi Shankar.
Where: Shankarpalli Road, Miyakhan Gadda, Khanpur Village, Himayathsagar, Telangana
Spiritual Tip: Sudarshan Kriya-Upgraded Pranayama
Kanha Shanti Vanam is a one of a kind place that brings forth a unique blend of a serene Spiritual Retreat and a well-planned lifestyle supported by modern infrastructure.All seekers of spirituality from around the world are welcome to come and meditate on the sanctity of the divine atmosphere of Kanha Shanti Vanam. The growing Heartfulness community practising the Sahaj Marg System of meditation (effective heart-based practice), is fast becoming a reference point for peace. The retreat is designed to facilitate extensive spiritual training & mentoring programs. Inner peace is the sole goal at Kanha Shanti Vanam.
Where: Chegur Village, Kothur Mandal, Mehaboobnagar, Thimmapur Post, Telangana
Spiritual Tip: Sahaj Marg Meditation-Heart Based Breathing Practice
Established by the Brahma Kumaris, Shanti Sarovar is a 34-acre haven for sound spiritualism. Landscaped greens, fountains and rock formation compliment the campus adding on to the calmness. It conducts a wide spectrum of courses, retreats, seminars, workshops amidst blissful calm. With extracts from the wisdom of Indian heritage and Rajayoga Meditation, various pre-designed and tailor-made ‘experience oriented’ courses are offered in the form of residential and one-day retreats.
Where: ISB World, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Spiritual Tip: Rajayoga Meditation-Breathing Technique mentioned in Bhagavad Gita
Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (YSS) was founded by Sri Paramahansa Yogananda in 1917. The mission of YSS is to make available to all the ancient scientific teachings and meditation techniques of Kriya Yoga for achieving all-around success, well-being, and a direct personal experience of God. YSS has more than 200 centres across India to help all Truth-seekers to experience the power of group meditations and to share in spiritual fellowship.
Where: No.1, Chikoti Gardens, 1-10-63/1, Behind Nalli Silks, Begumpet, Hyderabad
Spiritual Tip: Kriya Yoga- Spiritualism led by Paramahansa Yogananda
The Ramakrishna Math Hyderabad signifies humanitarian spiritualism. The Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad conducts has a beautiful temple dedicated to Bhagawan Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Lord Mangala Harati Aarti at 5 am every day sets a serene vibe in the Ashram. It is followed by divine Bhajans. Festivals like Ratha Yatra are celebrated with pomp as well as piety. You will find a treasure house of 18,000 spiritual books in the library. The Vivekananda Health Centre treats the needy with Homeopathy and Allopathy medicines. Ramakrishna Math Hyderabad religiously serves nutritious food to slum-dwelling children and this is what that garners profound peace.
Where: Indira Park Road, Lower Tank Bund, Domalguda, Hyderabad, Telangana
Spiritual Tip: Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
Sri Aurobindo Society, Hyderabad provides an oasis of peace for spiritual seekers of the twin-cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad. Located right in the middle of the city, at Musheerabad, the Society branch has a meditation room, a well-stocked library and most importantly the relics of the Mother and Sri Aurobindo. The activities at the centre include weekly sessions for the study of the works of Sri Aurobindo, Collective Meditation and Darshan Day Programs. Youth Workshops and variety of Cultural Events are a regular affair in Aurobindo Bhavan.
Where: Musheerabad Cross Road, Opp Waterworks Department, Hyderabad, Telangana
Spiritual Tip: Teachings of Sri Aurobindo