Welcome on a (visual) tour of the most beautiful and serene retreat centres and spiritual museums developed by the Brahmakumaris as oases of peace across the globe. These homely campuses for spiritual education provide the perfect setting for exploring the self, the Supreme and the mysteries of time. They are also examples of how the inner beauty of virtues and spiritual powers manifest as beautiful and environment friendly architecture, smooth management systems and an atmosphere charged with peace and purity.
The headquarters of the Prajapita Brahmakumaris World Spiritual Organisation is situated in Mount Abu. To know more about the campuses and other locations in Mt. Abu, click on 'Headquarters' below. For retreat centres and spiritual museums in the rest of India, click on 'India' below.
Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Prajapita Brahmakumaris World Spiritual Organisation has its headquarters at Mt. Abu, Rajasthan, India. Nestled in the highest and holiest hills of the Aravali mountain ranges are the campuses of the headquarters and two retreat centres (Madhuban, Gyan Sarovar and Shantivan), a scenic park (Peace Park), spiritual museums, hospitals offering medical services with quality and equity and also, soulfully tended organic fields.
Madhuban (meaning 'forest of honey'), is experienced as a tower of peace, purity and power which plays its role as the headquarters for more than 8,500 Rajyoga centres worldwide. Adjoining this campus is Om Shanti Bhavan or the Universal Peace Hall. Built in 1981, this hall can accommodate 3000 people and has no pillars within its four walls. It has hosted numerous national and international conventions on spiritual and social themes and also houses a spiritual museum. Peace and purity engulfs every person who sets foot onto Madhuban. Radiant faces of seasoned yogis and pure love in each atom seem to send out just one message - "Welcome Home".
Gyan Sarovar-Academy for a Better World
This campus hosts the myriad activities of the Rajyoga Education and Research Foundation. People from every field and nationality congregate here during the conferences and residential programmes that are hosted all year through. An architectural wonder complete with lush green gardens, protected greens, water recycling facilities and solar heating mechanisms, it helps one rest in the bosom of Mother Earth and rejuvenate in the warmth of the Sun of Wisdom.
The sheer enormity of this complex startles visitors. It houses the largest hall in Asia - the Diamond Hall which can seat 20,000 people, the largest solar cooking system in Asia which can enable cooking for 35,000 people daily, accommodation facilities for around 20,000 people, a spiritual museum, a library and meditation, conference and seminar halls among other facilities. More startling is the deep peace which adorns every face and every particle in Shantivan even when activities are in full swing.
Nature in all its splendour spread across a vast expanse - and surprisingly in the rain-parched state of Rajasthan! Numerous varieties of plants, flowers and fruits adorn this unique garden. The swings, open spaces and little green sheds amidst the peaceful and pure environment of Peace Park are sure to awaken the pure child in you.
Retreat Centers & Spiritual Museums
India - a country that is home to maximum diversity - all types of terrain, myriad cultures, multiple religions, thousands of languages... But the common thread that binds everyone and draws everyone to India is the pursuit of inner wealth and spiritual attainments. Brahmakumaris has a network of Rajyoga centres across the country and also some retreat centres that hold residential programmes in Rajyoga and applied spirituality. There are also some enchanting and enlightening spiritual museums that convey spiritual wisdom through interesting media.
Shanti Sarovar, Hyderabad
Established in the year 2004, Shanti Sarovar is a is truly a lake of peace located in close proximity to the bustling IT arena of Hyderabad. It is located at ISB Road, Gachibowli. The natural elements of the land are beautifully conserved and complemented by the simple yet royal structures. Various programmes on meditation, spirituality, management, self-development, health and other themes are organized for participants from various sectors. It houses a state-of-the-art auditorium and complete facilities for residential programmes. For more information, visit www.shantisarovar.org. For a visual tour of Shanti Sarovar, click here (Flash file)
Om Shanti Retreat Centre (ORC), Gurgaon
ORC is a centre of spiritual excellence located close to the National Capital - Delhi. The peace, purity and spiritual love abundant here cocoons the spirit from strains and provides the energy for self-discovery and spiritual growth. This 28-acre campus is located 70 km away from New Delhi at Bhora Kalan, on Pataudi Road, 1 km off the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway No.8, in district Gurgaon. The campus houses training centres, an auditorium, meditation rooms (including a pyramid) and a mesmerizing spiritual museum. Seminars, retreats and other forms of educative forums are organized for a wide spectrum of groups including educators, administrators, businessmen and industrialists, scientists and engineers, jurists, women, youth and others., click here. (Flash file)
Contact no: 0124-2379960, Contact person: BK Asha, Director
Temple of Meditation, Chennai
This Spiritual Museum established in the year 2003, is located at Sriperumbadur in Chennai. The simple yet profound knowledge of Rajyoga is expressed through a variety of artistic mediums - sculpture, paintings and audio-visual aids. The combination of a peaceful, positive environment coupled with the guided assistance of Rajyoga practitioners enables a visitor to savour the everlasting sweet nectar of spiritual knowledge. For a visual tour of Shanti Sarovar, click here (Flash file)
Contact no: 044 - 27107009 , Contact person: BK Nilima, BK Easwaran
Rajyoga Retreat Centre (RRC) - Prabhu Upvan, Mumbai
This Godly garden is a welcome relief amidst the super-fast life at the maximum city of Mumbai. Typical to Mumbai, it has a vertical expanse with a spiritual museum at the ground floor and the auditorium, training halls and residential retreat facilities above. Residential retreats are held every month on the basic course of Rajyoga and various workshops and events are held with groups of every age, profession and occupation. RRC has been acknowledged by visitors as a wonderful space to relax, refresh and rejuvenate. For a visual tour of RRC Prabhu Upvan, click here. (Flash file)
Contact no: +91 970 287 1000, Contact person: BK Divyaprabha
Spiritual Art Gallery, Manali
Along the Beas river lies beautiful Manali, and while tourists climb peaks here, there is also a space to climb the peaks of spiritual awareness. Welcome to the Spiritual Art Gallery at the Brahma Kumaris centre at Manali. It has amazing art work on various themes like Understanding the Self, the Supreme Being, Karma and Divine Values For a visual tour of this art gallery, click here (Flash file)