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8 Types of People who are not Welcome at the Ashram - 18 Nov 10

18 Nov 2010  Vrindavan, India

Category: Ashram

Ashram in India not a free place to stay

In 1995 we started building this Ashram. For the last ten years we have welcomed people from all over India and the world to stay at the Ashram. The Ashram has changed a lot and with time has become more known, more public and more popular. We always get a lot of enquiries from people who want to come to India for different purposes. With all the sweet and sour experiences that we have made throughout the years, we would like to present a list of people whom we would not like to welcome here.

Please do not come to our Ashram,

- If you want to consume drugs or alcohol during your stay. We do not want to have drugs or alcohol on the Ashram premises and also do not allow drunken persons to enter.

- If you are related to or influenced by any sect and in a mission to spread their beliefs to others. We do not approve of sects and their brain-washing, manipulative activities and would not like any of our friends and other guests at the Ashram to be molested by such efforts.

- If you are looking for a Guru or master. This is one thing that you will definitely not find here. We all just want to be friends and meet each other on an equal level. There are no followers and no disciples, no Gurus and no masters in this Ashram.

- If you are looking for a center of religious worship. This is an Ashram, not a temple, church or mosque. We do not belong to any religion and do not conduct religious services of any kind.

- If you are looking for cheap accommodation or a place to stay for free because you will be asked to contribute by covering the expenses of your living.

- If you are looking for a hotel and expect the services of a hotel. We are not a hotel but an Ashram. You will live in a family and simply share and live together in love.

- If you don’t have interest in our charity projects, the school children and living in the Ashram but merely want to use the Ashram premises as a place.

- If the intention of your trip to India is spiritual sex tourism.

Of course our list can be updated whenever we make another experience. Tomorrow you will read about people whom we love to welcome at this beautiful place.

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Some people may consider this list as very direct and maybe also harsh. But it's simply a way of avoiding complications and conflicts. This list can help to keep away the ones, who have wrong expectations and clarify misconceptions about the ashram. Good idea!

Reply By Mirela on August 17, 2012 02:55


Sounds like there have been some very interesting and strange people staying here before! I love that you mention there are no gurus or followers here and no religion. It is just family, sharing, and love. And that's how it really feels! You can have alone time if you'd like it and social time when you'd like it. But no rules or restrictions... just lots of fun, love, and peace. Again, the reasons why I wanted to come here!!

Reply By Emily on October 11, 2011 03:02


Sounds like you guys have had some pretty bad experiences. That's sad, but I know if anyone can handle it with love and a smile- it's you. :)

Reply By Holly on December 25, 2010 11:13


What?! I can't believe you get people like this on the ashram! That's terrible. Why would you even come to an ashram if what you want is alcoholic sex tourism.

Reply By Thomas Dean on December 25, 2010 11:12


I'm sorry you have had bad experiences. But my wish is that the good experiences outweigh them. And you seem incredibly happy and full of life, so I am assuming they do. Your mission seems honest and effective. Your family seems wonderful. I hope one day to visit the ashram and see it for myself. Many happy wishes for all of your present moments.

Reply By Dharma on December 25, 2010 11:11


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