THE IDEAL ASHRAM: Abhyasa Ashram is a place of the heart rather than any physical place. Abhyasa is the inner (antar) practice of yoga as Self-realization. The ideal ashram is one's personal home. The root of "ashram" is "shrama" which means the effort towards that Self-realization. This ideal ashram goes with one wherever he or she is located. Wherever I am living or visiting is my ashram, my monastery. I and other close people practice universal meditation from our own home ashram. The practices are as taught by the ancient lineage of yogis of the cave monasteries of the Himalayas, especially as transmitted through Swami Rama until leaving his body in 1996. The tradition has no name, and is not affiliated with any of the institutions or religions of the plains of India or other countries surrounding the Himalayas, although individual meditators may personally align themselves with a wide variety of religions or institutions.

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My needs are little, but my home ashram and I, as a monk, live partially on donations. Thank you for your support, as we sincerely try to support you in your practices. Abhyasa Ashram is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. If you need a confirmation letter verifying your donations, please let us know just after the end of the year.

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Abhyasa Ashram
Swami J Bharati
4161 Campbell Estates Ln
The Plains, VA 20198

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Thank you. May your meditations bring you peace, happiness, and bliss.

Swami J