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The Sri Vast Center offers a serene and contemplative place of living meditation where inner silence is a natural part of every moment. It is a space to pursue your inner journey and to re-discover yourself – a place to explore the beauty and divine qualities in everything – a place to nurture the soul.

Everyone staying at the Center participates in a daily rhythm attuned with Nature, including meditation, devotional gatherings and Inner Yoga. The Center offers throughout the year Spiritual Retreats, Divya Deha Programs and education in the field of Inner Growth.

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Welcome to Sri Vast Center

  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Practical Information
  • Location
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Accommodation

At home with your Self

All accommodation is located in the lush gardens of the Center, embedded in the natures' silence. The Center offers dormitory, single or double rooms in Air-conditioned and Non Air-conditioned apartments.

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Meals

Vegetarian Cuisine

We serve fine Italian and Indian, vegan and vegetarian food.
Our Cafe 'Gaia's Grace' offers fresh juices and home baked cakes and cookies.

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Practical Information

Good to know

Seekers from all over the world come to visit the Center and experience its serenity. To maintain this space no personal computers, cameras or cellphone are brought to common areas. Internet is open 2 hours daily. For getting the most out of your stay we recommend to take a break from online activities during your visit.

It is recommended to bring comfortable clothes allowing natural body movements and at the same time respecting the Indian culture by covering shoulders, chest, stomach and knees. Cotton or linen clothes are ideal for the climate.
Our boutique 'Colors of Freedom' provides a colorful range of Robes and Yoga dresses. Evenings might be chilly and therefore it is advisable to bring a warm sweater.

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Location

At the Indian East Coast

The Sri Vast Center is beautifully located on the east coast of South India, nearby the charming French colonial town of Pondicherry. The sanctuary is situated in a green and lush area, within walking distance to the ocean. It is a two hours drive from the pilgrimage site of Thiruvannamalai, and two hours south from the Chennai International Airport.


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Information and Registration

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    For more information about the Sri Vast Center and our programs click here, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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  • Getting Here +

    From Chennai:
    If you arrive at Chennai Airport, we are glad to organize a taxi pickup. Please inform us ahead of time your arrival dates.

    By car take the East Coast Road towards Pondicherry. Around 14 km before reaching Pondicherry, you reach the village Bommayapalayam. From there follow the signboard pointing towards ‘Sri Vast Center’ direction Kuilapalayam.

    From Pondicherry it takes about 15 minutes to reach the Center by taxi or autorikshaw.

    For further description please contact us.
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