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  • noun Plural form of ashram.


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  • Their "ashrams" are ostentatious examples of extravagant comforts of the Gurus and at times their immediate family members which according to tradition they are supposed to give up when they assume sanyaas (renunciation).

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  • The ceremonial grounds, churches, temples, ashrams, and sacred grounds have become public toilets overflowing with zebra dung.

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  • Saffronart The property is the first of its kind along the Ganges — where there are mostly ashrams and resthouses — and is about 15 minutes by car from Harkipauri sometimes spelled Hadkipaudi, t he main bathing spot on the river.

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  • The word Mr. Serpas and other officials frequently invoke to describe their approach is "holistic," a term more commonly associated with ashrams and yoga gurus than big city cops.

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  • "In a world where people go a lot to yoga studios and ashrams, I find great peace at the library."

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  • Forget any ideas you might have about monasteries or Indian ashrams, because meditation is simply a technique that allows you to train in mindfulness, to become familiar with what it means to be in the present moment, undistracted by thought, and operating at your full potential.

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  • I teach in gyms , for heaven's sake, not in ashrams, not in Pune, India, not in the beautiful Iyengar Yoga Association digs in Manhattan.

    Elizabeth Boleman-Herring: The One-Legged "Yogini"

  • To reach a higher plane by meditating with random ashrams at our convenient disposal.

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  • I remember as a 24-year-old spiritual seeker, wandering through the ashrams, temples, burning ghats and holy shrines of South Asia in the mid 1970s.

    Stephen Olsson: Jalaluddin Rumi: Alive In Translation

  • I found them in ashrams in India, fire ceremonies in California and fields of wildflowers in New Jersey.

    Erin Henry: Finding Spirituality Amid Manhattan Madness


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