Swami Guru Prasadji Paramahansa maintains three ashrams in India, one in Bangladesh, and one in California. A common semblance of the ashrams, is the peace and tranquility the mind experiences, on reaching these holy shrines of the Ajapa Gurus.
The first Ajapa ashram was established at Jagatpur(Chittagong) Bangladesh by Swami Guru Purnanadaji Paramahansa. This ashram came into being in the year 1899. Major reconstruction work was carried out in the centenary year 1999. This ashram is situated at a hill top and surrounded by several hills and is an ideal place for meditation. Several disciples of Guru Purnandaji practiced serious meditation and attained the highest state of the human being.
The postal address of the Bangladesh ashram is:
In India the first Ajapa ashram was established by Swami Guru Janardanji Paramahansa in the beautiful locale of Rishikesh(Uttranchal). The ashram is located near Lakshman Jhula about 8 km from Railway station. Rishikesh is about 20 km from the holy city of Haridwar. It was in the year 1955 when the ashram was built. Major reconstruction work is currently being carried out to accomodate more disciples specially for Ajapa festivals. The ashram is situated in the foothills of Himalayas, just beside the holy ganges and picturesque surrounding of Shivalik hills. The serence atmosphere of the locale motivates a true seeker to introspect.
The second ashram city was selected in India when Swami Guru Janardanji Paramahansa got down from train at Tatanagar station during one of his journeys. The ashram is located at about 20 km from railway station just beside the tranquil locale of the Dimna lake surrounded by hills. The ashram was formally established in the year 1974. One major attraction of the ashram is, the only temple in the world with the nine Brahma Rishis. The construction of this temple in a lotus structure is another unique feature of this sanctuary for the rishis. This is the ashram where Guru Janardanji merged his material body with matter and a shrine has been built up around the place. This ashram is currently the Ajapa headquarters since the current Ajapa master Guru Prasadji inhabit this conscreated locale. Two temples together provide one of the most satisfying meditation experience in todays high vibration world.
The third ashram was established at Kanpur, a place which had been very dear to Swami Guru Janardanji Paramahansa due to the devout love of the disciples. Guru Janardanji has been visiting this city since 1952 and finally the ashram came up in 1977, near IIT on the G.T Road. This place is about 25 km from the railway station and is on the outskirt of the city so it provides the requisite atmosphere for meditation. The ashram has big farming lands in the surroundings which helps to keep the atmosphere clean and cool.
The Postal addresses of the India ashrams are as below:
Shri Purnanda Ajapa Yoga Sansthan,
There is only one Ajapa Yoga ashram existing in North America. This is the Shri Janardan Ajapa Yogashram, located just outside of Placerville, California. The California Ashram was established in 1977 under the guidance of Guru Janardanji, who personally selected Placerville as the location of His ashram. The California ashram is situated between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe in the foothills of the picturesque Sierra Nevada Mountains. The ashram sits on twenty acres of land in the very quiet and beautiful countryside, yet is only a five minute car ride from the nearby town of Placerville. Guru Prasadji comes to His California ashram on a regular basis. He encourages His North American disciples to visit the ashram for strong practice of Ajapa Yoga and to perform service in maintaining the ashram. Disciples who come with the right spirit of determined practice and service are rewarded with a boost in their sadhana.
The postal address of the California(U.S.A) Ashram is:
There are six major festival days which are celebrated in all the Ajapa ashrams and centers throughtout the world:
January 6, Birthday of Swami Guru Prasadji Paramahansa
On each of these holidays, disciples are invited to the ashram for a celebration, which usually includes a feast followed by meditation and prayers. All disciples are welcome to share the holidays with us, but please call ahead so we'll know how many people to expect. It is traditional on these occasions to bring flowers for the altar, and fruit or some other food to share.
The California Ashram exists to help disciples make progress in their practice of Ajapa Yoga, and we encourage you to visit the ashram. Besides intensive practice of Ajapa Yoga, there are discussions of Ajapa theory and readings of Ajapa literature.
Arrangements for visiting the ashram must always be made well in advance. You may request a visit by writing to the address below, or through e-mail.
The Ajapa Yoga Foundation welcomes inquiries from interested readers. You can ask a question through our e-mail, to receive a personal and completely confidential reply. Or you can write to us at:
Disciples who want to contact Guruji can e-mail us for assistance in forwarding messages to India.
Disciples who would like to share the holidays with us should consult the Calendar of Events. We also conduct retreats for intensive meditation which all disciples are welcome to attend.
If, after reading about Ajapa Yoga, you are interested in learning the technique, you may make an appointment to receive initiation. Following a brief ceremony in which you are given the technique, you will be personally instructed in its use. If you would like to learn Ajapa Yoga, please write or contact us through our e-mail.