Molena Ashram
 

Molena, Georgia, a rural area about 60 miles south of Atlanta, is the site of the Sahaj Marg North American Ashram. The facility at this serene 32-acre wooded spot provides a center for retreat and spiritual living for seekers practicing the Sahaj Marg (Natural Path) system of meditation. The ashram can accommodate about 200 people for short periods; when larger gatherings are held, such as when the spiritual teacher of the system visits, extra accommodation for sleeping and for meditation is provided in large tents. The atmosphere at the ashram is always spiritually charged, and the calm and peace that prevails there is conducive for spiritual pursuit. There is no charge for staying at the ashram; donations may be offered voluntary.

For more details on Shri Ram Chandra Mission visit www.srcm.org and for more information on Sahajmarg system of meditation visit www.sahajmarg.org.

 
What is an Ashram?
Molena Ashram
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An ashram is a spiritual retreat center open to all spiritual aspirants of the Sahaj Marg system of Meditation. We all occasionally need to retreat to a spiritually conducive place to recuperate, re-energize and rededicate ourselves to our spiritual uplift. A retreat can reinforce the day-to-day discipline that we need to integrate spirituality into our lives. It gives us the time and space we need for introspection, reflection, contemplation and meditation.

 Molena Ashram
Molena Ashram
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The Sahaj Marg North American ashram is located in Molena, GA, about 60 miles south of Atlanta. The facility at this serene, 32-acre wooded spot located on a hill, can accommodate about 200 people. When we have larger gatherings, such as when Chariji, our spiritual teacher comes, extra accommodation for sleeping and for meditation is provided in large tents.

The atmosphere at the ashram is always spiritually charged, and the calm and peace that prevails there is conducive for spiritual pursuit.

Activities at the ashram

We go to the ashram for spiritual recuperation. As we deal with the demands of everyday life, which we are sometimes unable to absorb or come to terms with, a retreat at the ashram gives us the time and space we need for introspection, reflection, contemplation and meditation. During our stay we try to attend to our spiritual activities in a disciplined way so that we can come back strengthened in our practice and richer in experience. Since what we think, say and do affect the atmosphere wherever we are, it is important to cherish such a place as the ashram with right thoughts and actions.

There are some basic rules of ashram living during a retreat. These include no smoking, a simple vegetarian diet eaten in constant remembrance of the divine, etc. Living in this way while at the ashram reinforces our inner discipline in a natural way. All visitors are made aware of the few rules of ashram occupancy and are expected to uphold them.

You are always Welcome
Kids Area
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Some individuals and families come and stay at the ashram regularly on weekends. Children have a good time at the ashram playing in a safe and natural environment. There is a playground and walking trails to explore.
Note: It is imperative that those planning to visit the ashram during times outside of formal gatherings notify the Ashram Management Committee and the ashram caretaker in advance and submit a permission to visit form so that accommodations can be prepared. Click Here for the links of the AMC and permission forms.
Molena Bookstore
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The ashram also has a library and a bookstore. The library has a modest collection of books by noted philosophers and thinkers, while the bookstore is mainly meant for Sahaj Marg books, CDs, DVDs, videotapes and photographs.


A Term-Residency program. is available for those who wish to embark on a longer temporary ashram stay of one to three months. This program requires an application and acceptance into the program is determined through the application and an interview process.

As Chariji says, Come let's make our holidays holy days.

  Work Projects:


There are always special projects as well as regular, on-going maintenance at the ashram. Volunteer abhyasis are encouraged to visit the Molena Ashram and participate in voluntary service. To find out about these opportunities to help out, please contact the ashram at (770) 884 0888 or a member of the Molena Ashram Management Committee.



 
 
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