Spiritual communities in India

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Is there a list of spiritual communities in India? I know of a couple of places but there must be loads.. Im interested in finding out more.. specially in southern India..

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try this one

www.indiayogi.com - but watch out bcos there is a MASSIVE number of communities spread across the length and breadth of India
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this is already a lost cause as communities are constantly evolving, changing & diversifying. I don't think that u would find a realistic list. At the best u may be able to find something rudimentary or some sort of basics. Something exhaustive is also probable but something up-to-date & exhaustive, most unprobable.
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Can you be more specific?
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Originally Posted by jivan this is already a lost cause as communities are constantly evolving, changing & diversifying. I don't think that u would find a realistic list. At the best u may be able to find something rudimentary or some sort of basics. Something exhaustive is also probable but something up-to-date & exhaustive, most unprobable.
One step at a time...
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Thanks for those links.. its kind of you to spare a constructive minute here

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"Can you be more specific?"

spiritual communities can be magnets for... how shall we say... manipulating/ condescending holier than thou control freaks. but hey... some might say this is necessary and can be a great catalyst in your spiritual practice.
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Thumbs up Thanks, some interesting famous communities on there

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Originally Posted by saurabhawasthi www.indiayogi.com - but watch out bcos there is a MASSIVE number of communities spread across the length and breadth of India
Thanks for that, I found quite a few interesting places via that link! :0) and some interesting reads..
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Mata Amritanandamayi in Southern Kerala
Sai Baba in Puttarparti (3 hrs from Bangalore)
Osho in Pune
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar near Bangalore
Chinmaya Missions
Vedanta Missions
Vipassana Center in Igatpuri (Maharashtra State)
Meher Baba , Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

I am sure you will find quite a bit in temple/holy towns as well.....some might be more religious than spiritual......some of these holy small towns among so many others in the central and south...

Ahobilam (Andhra Pradesh)
Pandarpur,Shirdi (Maharashtra)
Trimbakeshwar (Near Nasik, Maharashtra)
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Bihar should be a good starter for spiritual matters. That would be eye-opener as to why I said no. of spiritual communities. Both the links which had been given by Idli are of just the Raja Yoga way. Just for e.g. if u look into yoga, you will find so many communities & even in them different schools who interprete the same structure/practise/kriya differently.
What perhaps would be more better understanding for me atleast would be a definition of what one means by 'spiritual community'
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Originally Posted by greenchutney Mata Amritanandamayi in Southern Kerala
Sai Baba in Puttarparti (3 hrs from Bangalore)
Osho in Pune
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar near Bangalore
Chinmaya Missions
Vedanta Missions
Vipassana Center in Igatpuri (Maharashtra State)
Meher Baba , Ahmednagar, Maharashtra

I am sure you will find quite a bit in temple/holy towns as well.....some might be more religious than spiritual......some of these holy small towns among so many others in the central and south...

Ahobilam (Andhra Pradesh)
Pandarpur,Shirdi (Maharashtra)
Trimbakeshwar (Near Nasik, Maharashtra)
Thanks Greenchutney... you kind helpful response is appreciated! India looks like a feast of delights for the spirit :0) Yes its the spiritual rather than the religious Im after.. of course why go to India as its all within.. but then why not? LOL ;0) Whats your personal experience of India Greenchutney? Im interested.. Louisa
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for osho it would've been www.osho.com
It's a never-ending list. Feast all u want, For myself I know this life-time would be less if I even try to experience them all even a single day at a time.
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well..quite a few of my relatives/friends are in some of the above ...saibaba, ammaji, chinmaya and vedanta...srisri and baba ramdev now.....there was some TM a while back with maheshyogi and i would love to get back to that...

vippassana in igatpuri is something i want to try but the solitariness for a week at the moment seems too intense...

no one in osho or meher baba but i found about meherbaba from a spanish gal while we were chatting; sitting in a boat going from alleppey to kollam...she was painting murals in ahmednagar where his ashram is located..

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