SWAMI DAYANANDA ASHRAM
Quote – Nothing more Sacred than Knowledge
In this world, there is nothing more sacred, more purifying than knowledge.
Quote – You are the whole
That you are the whole is the view of the Vedas.
Quote – The Self is full and complete
The Self, being full and complete, is not isolated from anything. This teaching is Vedanta.
Quote – Vedanta is a means of knowledge
Vedanta is neither a theory nor a practice. It is a means of knowledge to know the truth about you.
Quote – Wisdom is fresh
Wisdom is fresh, coming as it does from a teacher to a student like even the Ganges.
Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh, was established during the 1960s by Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who is a globally renowned teacher of Vedanta and foremost scholar of Sanskrit. The Ashram is situated on the banks of the Holy Ganga, in an exclusive location, but not far from the airport and rail stations. Dehradun Airport is situated 21 Kms away from the ashram while Rail Station is 3 Kms away.
It is a unique centre for the study of Vedanta and Sanskrit in English yet in keeping with the ancient tradition of teaching (Sampradaya). It is known as Arsha Vidya Pitham which means a centre of learning based on the teaching of the ancient rishis. The select texts on Vedanta and ancillary texts are taught here along with Sanskrit grammar in the Paninian style and Vedic chantings taught during courses.
In addition, throughout the year, regular retreats take place on Vedanta, Yoga and other subjects by Arsha Vidya Teachers who bring their students for specified periods and conduct classes.