India/Nepal (long stay) Ashram Advice ??

aster's picture

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Hello Everyone,

I will be India/Nepal for the third time at the end of this year for a roughly 1 year yatra/pilgrimage.

I'm looking for an ashram where I could stay for few months in India an or in Nepal with preferably a Guru still alive in it (but not necessary at all).

More and more Ashram nowadays allow few days stay only however I'm looking a place I could practice for few months. A quiet place, preferably located in the nature, not close from the crowd of a big town (for example not Haridwar)...

It could be in South India, in Ladakh, In kathmandu or even in some remote place of the Annapurna/Mustang Range/region---anywhere

Well any advices would be great :)

thanks everyone for sharing your knowledge


Om Namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Tania's picture

Plenty of possibilities around Tiruvannamalai

I see that you follow Ramana Maharshi - in the area of Tiruvannmalai there are plenty of ashrams in which you can stay for long periods (including volunteering and assuming that you see the ashram as a place to follow the teachings of its guru, not as a cheap guesthouse). I suggest you to just go and things will lead you to the rights places, that's what I did several times.

Here are some examples of the above:

Yosi Ramsuratkumar -

Shiva Shakti -

Thuli Baba -

And, of course, Sri Ramanasramam in case you are willing to volunteer -

There are plenty more on the other side of Arunachala when you walk on the road of the prodakshana.

Tania | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 07:49
aster's picture


Hi Tania,
thank's for your reply,
I should be in Tiruvannamalai around mid sept and will look closely to your recommendations :)

aster | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:53
anderlaus's picture

Nepal, Maharashtra and Rishikesh

In Nepal I only know the excellent Buddhist Tushita center and the Goenka Vipassana center which reside near Kathmandu.

There is one special place in Maharashtra, India that I would recommend and it's the Meher Baba place near Ahmadnagar, here are the details:

In Nasik, Maharashtra there is this disciple of Nisargadatta Maharaj that you can attend his satsang but based on what I read so far I suspect that he is far away from his master with possible misunderstandings of Nisargadatta's teachings.

Last, in Rishikesh in the north you will find an abundance of Ashrams to stay in, belonging to all Indian spiritual paths.

anderlaus | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:31
aster's picture


Hello Anderlaus,
I should be in Nepal around feb the next year and possibly in Rishikesh before or after this time...I'll check closely your advices on the web...
thanks a lot :)

aster | Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:54