Alternative Title: āśrama
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- In ashrama
Ashrama, familiarly spelled ashram in English, has also come to denote a place removed from urban life, where spiritual and yogic disciplines are pursued. Ashrams are often associated with a central teaching figure, a guru, who is the object of adulation by the residents of the ashram. The…
- In Mahatma Gandhi: The religious quest
…the precursors of the more-famous ashrams (religious retreats; see ashrama) in India, at Sabarmati near Ahmedabad (Ahmadabad) and at Sevagram near Wardha.
- In monasticism: Quasi-eremitic
…tradition—as well as the small-scale ashrams (religious retreats) of monastic Hinduism since at least 300 bce are best called quasi-eremitic. Similar in function were the semiformal congregations of the early Buddhist monks and nuns, which preceded the establishment of the sangha (monastic order or community). Common elements of quasi-eremitic monasticism…
- In Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
…returning to Pune, where his ashram soon grew to 15,000 members.