January 19th, 2009 by admin

art of living international center, bangalore
Main meditation hall – Vishalakshi Mantap


The Art of Living
Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth
21st km, Kanakapura road,
Bangalore south – 560082
Email: ashraminfo@artofliving.org, ashramcourses@gmail.com
Website: www.vvmvp.org, www.artofliving.org

Distance: Around 36 km from Bangalore city center

Journey time: By bus 45 – 60 minutes depending on traffic, private vehicles can reach earlier

How to reach there: Regular BMTC buses ply on Kanakapura road from Market, Majestic and Banashankari. It is advisable to go to Banashankari bus stand where frequency of bus is higher. Bus # 211P, N, 212 – 214.

Stay: If you take up any course, you can stay there.

Food: Lunch is provided to visitors free of cost

art of living international center, bangalore
View from Sumeru

The Art of Living foundation was founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar a spiritual guru in his endevour for stress free, violence free and peaceful world. There are numerous centers Art of Living centers in India and around the world which offers courses in Yoga, rejuvination etc. Today I will talk about the Art of Living international center located in Bangalore. The campus spread over 65 acres is built to suck stress out of you. After the entrance to the ashram on the left had side you can see a little bit of wildlife with two elephants The buildings built to co-exist with the natural habitat on the Panchagiri Hills will in itself make you feel good about you. The main meditation hall which resembles a lotus cen be visited if no courses are going on then or after 6 pm. One can climp to the top floor and have a bird’s eye view from there.  Photography is not allowed without permission inside. Just opposite to the meditation hall, there is information center and the gallery where many conventions take place.

art of living international center, bangalore
View of the lake

Behind the meditation hall if you walk down the bridge, you can find many hostels where people stay and the dinning hall where food is served. Volunteers serve food and one should wash their own plates. The campus is nicely planned architechture. At the starting of the bridge if you take left and keep walking along the hill side, you will reach Sumeru. It is like a mantap or like a view point. It is atop a hill and one can climb to the first floor of the structure to get an awesome view of the surrounding country side. It is very peaceful here and one can just sit here to be with oneself, read a book, think about plans or just take a quick nap.

Besides Sumeru there is a library featuring vedic literaures etc. One can also find uniquely built quarters for people who work there. From many locations the lake is visible alongside the garden Vrindavan. For tea – coffee or some lighter food, you can visit the cafeteria at the entrence. Also, you can check the counter which sells organic fruits and vegitables. Also, you can have fruit juice there. You can also do little bit of shopping at the stores located there.

One should be there to experience it! To take a virtual tour, click here.

art of living international center, bangalore
Evening congregation at the gallery

If you are interested in staying here, I suggest you to enroll for a Weekend Yoga Retreat which includes:

1. 2 day stay at the campus

2. Joyful yoga sessions

3. Pranayama

4. Meditation

5. Ayurvedic consultation

6. Ayurvedic Massage, full filled stress busting activities

For more info call: 9916399464, 080 – 32922160
Email: info@srisriyoga.in

Also, you can check one of their sister concern:

Vyakti Vikas kendra
#19, 39th A cross, 11th Main,
4th T block, Jayanagar,
Bangalore – 560041

They also conduct Ayurvedic cooking course featuring:

1. Info on Ayurveda
2. How to deal with health problems through food
3. Practical demonstrations of correct food preparation techniques
4. Diet plan according to body constitution
5. Recipie and home remedies
6. Duration: 6 days ( 2 hrs every day)

For more info contact: 09916035018
email: ayurvediccooking@vvmvp.org

23 Responses to “Art of Living Ashram, Bangalore”

  1. I will be in Bangelore from March 21- April 8th and am looking for an Ashram to relax, meditate and/or do yoga for a day or 2. Please let me know if thre are any courses at this time.

    Thank you!

  2. @ Lynda – Art of Living is one of the best place to learn Yoga, Meditate and relax. They run courses through out the year. They both weekdays and weekend courses. Contact them directly if you would like to book a seat for you. All courses are residential.

  3. i wish to know the exact date of conduct of art excel course in summer months because i want my daughter to learn this course
    thanking you

  4. @ AANANTHI N – Please contact AOL office directly for the dates and fees.

  5. I wanted a 1 day course from morning to evening
    please inform me as soon as possible for this sunday

  6. @ Swetha – Please contact them directy at 91-80-28432274 / 73.

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  10. guruji pranam
    give me ur blessing.

  11. Jai Gurudev,
    very much interested tostay and attend week end yoga retreat at

  12. jai gurudev i need healp from u . guruji i complited my degree in bsc(mecs) write now i m working in gulbarga i wish i want to come there and work there please replay me soon

    thank u guruji

  13. jgd,
    i want to know address of gujrat ahmadabad ashram ,how to reach there?

  14. @ Ravindra Singh – the address is — 4/A, Nelkund Society, Vijaynagar road, Naranpura, Ahmedabad – 380013
    ph: 9879331962

  15. Dear Mr. Ravindra Singh,

    We starting a store at C. G. Road in Ahmedabad and we want our staff to get the training of “Art of Living” from your institute.

    Please revert back with details and procedures.

    Thanking you,
    Harish Vyas
    GM. Gujarat
    Vasari India Pvt. Ltd.

  16. jai gurudev
    this is bharathi from riyadh, saudi arabia.

    i would like to introduce our art of living to my cousin, she is staying in khammam, andhra pradesh. plz let me know if any teacher is available in that place to take basic course.

    jai gurudev\

  17. I want to know any centers are there in madiwala or near by madiwala

  18. jai Gurudev,


    I am Murali Nair , working in Riyadh Saudi arabia. is there any AOL center here? If so, how can I join this program here? Whom should I contact ?
    Murali Nair

  19. i just want to know abt ur ashram in kanpur. its address nd contact number.

  20. @ Shweta – please check this website for contact details: http://www.artoflivingkanpur.org/

  21. @ Murali Nair – Please check this link for more information: http://www.artofliving.org/intl/Worldwide/SaudiArabia/tabid/176/Default.aspx

  22. @ harish vyas – Contact Art of Living directly by using the contact info in the article

  23. @ kirubakar – Madiwala – Venkateshwara College, Maruthinagar, Madiwala, Bangalore Ph: 9880644152. For info visit the following link: http://www.artoflivingbangalore.org/template_level1.asp?pageID=Followup