from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Hinduism A usually secluded residence of a religious community and its guru.
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- n. A secluded religious hermitage inhabited by gurus, or the population of such a hermitage.
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- n. a place of religious retreat modeled after the Indian ashram
- n. (India) a place of religious retreat for Hindus
The term ashram refers in Sanskrit to religious hermitage but nowadays often denotes a locus of Indian cultural activity, such as yoga, music study or religious instruction.
Today, the term ashram can refer to a community formed primarily for spiritual uplifting of its members, often headed by a religious leader or mystic.
Except that just outside of the ashram was a graveyard, and wandering that graveyard shouting out prayers to Shiva for his own personal reasons until sunset was a devoted older man gifted not only with loud voice that carried well, but also gifted with a bullhorn.
For some, the ashram is a working vacation with its emphasis on service, rather than study.
The US boarding schools, known as ashram-based gurukulas, were all closed by the mid-1980s.
Debris was strewn all around the bakery, located near Osho ashram, which is also frequented by foreigners, and also near a Jewish centre.
Debris was strewn all around the bakery, located near Osho ashram, which is also frequented by foreigners, and also near a Jewish center.
Debris was strewn all around the building located near a Jewish centre and Osho ashram, which is also frequented by foreigners.
The spirtual leader was on his way to meet some delegates after a satsang at the ashram, which is 25 km Benguluru city.
Just around the corner from the ashram is a Ganesh Temple.
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