Ashram Directors Swami Atmananda (Atmaji) and Swami Lalitananda (Kashi Amma) welcome you with great love and respect to the Kashi Nivas Shiva Meditation Ashram community. Grounded in the nondual Trika Shaivism philosophy of Kashmir, the ashram provides a spiritual environment in which seekers can be supported on their path to self-realization.
Kashi Nivas is open to the public and welcomes everyone with love regardless of race, religion, gender, orientation or philosophical leanings. Though The ashram belongs to a Hindu lineage you do not have to consider yourself a Hindu to attend. Everyone can take a course or come to the programs. Kashi Nivas serves three principal groups of people: the residents, the community of meditators and the general public.
The ashram is a casual and inviting community for the practice of yoga, meditation, self-inquiry, chanting, study groups, puja ceremonies, and other programs that support and sustain an uplifting spiritual lifestyle. Atmaji and Kashi Amma welcome you to experience the path of inner transformation that teaches seekers to live their lives with a high level of awareness, intelligence and compassion.
What is an ashram?
The ashram is a place of spirituality and inner healing. It is a school of inner education, meditation, and self-inquiry. In the ashram seekers of truth can hear spiritual discourse, chant the Divine Names, meditate and have profound experiences. In this dynamic environment transformation takes place by means of the awakening of the divine inner energy.
People visit the ashram to practice meditation and yoga and to study spiritual philosophy. They learn about the emotions and how the mind works, and gain an understanding of the inner Self, one's essential nature. This practice of meditation and self-inquiry give new insight in the areas of career, relationship, health, and spirituality. The ashram is a resource for those seeking spiritual wisdom and inner solutions to life problems. It is a place where one realizes the highest potential of human life.
- Individual Hatha & Restorative
- Meditation Instruction
- Self-Inquiry Sessions
- Spiritual Counseling
- Naming Ceremonies
- Puja Ceremonies
- Wedding Ceremonies