Welcome to Swami Vishwadevananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram!
Swami Vishwadevananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram is a non-profit organization named after Swami Vishwadevananda, one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Anantbodh Chaitanya. The mission – to spread peace, harmony, health, and joy through yoga.
All are welcome to come to this ashram to learn not only about how yoga can help maintain a healthy body but also how yogic philosophy, applied in daily life, can help maintain a peaceful mind and spirit.
This Ashram is a heavenly abode, dedicated to the welfare of all and open to seekers of all cultures, religions, languages, and walks of life. This ashram is located on the banks of Neris river, Jonava, Lithuania which is 35 km from Kaunas the second largest city of Lithuania. Kaunas Airport is 16 km away from our ashram. It is the only ashram in Jonava, providing many people from all corners of the Earth with a peaceful atmosphere. It is no surprise that individuals are drawn here from all over the world.
Swami Vishwadevananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram offers comfort, inspiration, and upliftment for body, mind, and soul. Its daily activities include morning prayers, meditation, yoga classes, Agnihotra & weekend Satsang. A Nature Cure, Mudra therapy, and Marma Therapy are also available in our ashram. Oftentimes, special cultural and spiritual programs presented by visiting spiritual and social leaders and more. Additionally, intensive courses on subjects including yoga, meditation, pranayama, and healing are offered periodically.
Swami Vishwadevananda Yoga Vedanta Ashram is located in Jonava, The Ashram is currently under construction and due to its limited accommodation capacity, it is necessary to contact by email to check if there are enough free rooms when you come to visit.
Our plan is to focus on three main projects: –
The construction of a new building will include one large teaching hall, four suite single rooms with attached toilets & bathrooms, and dormitory spaces with common washrooms.
We are building a Yagya Shala the place to performing Agnihotra.
This Ashram belongs to the seekers who come to it to experience the yogic lifestyle and take refuge from the harshness of the world.
Our vision is to turn the Ashram into a haven of beauty and peace (which it is in many ways already) to inspire all who come to return home with fresh energy and determination to live a yogic, peaceful and contented life.
We invite you to join us in the effort to turn these projects into reality. If you would like to contribute in any way, by giving your time or by sending a financial contribution, this would be greatly appreciated.
Our tradition belongs to the most ancient surviving spiritual & mystical tradition of the planet. We belong to Vedic Sanatan Dharma or Eternal tradition. It advocates the realization of the divine as the ultimate truth and living a pious and virtuous life in the material world.
The great sages of India have never regarded themselves as limited to a belief that we call Hindu, they have looked upon themselves as followers of Sanatan Dharma, the universal tradition. It contains the greatest diversity and freedom in the spiritual life that can be found in any religion on the planet.
We are not troubled by any contradiction between one and many. It regards many as various appearances or manifestations of the One. It is not one in the sense of one thing opposed to others but unity that includes diversity without being limited by it. Sanatan Dharma preaches that the truth is universal, but the ways to say the truth may change. It doesn’t say that you have to believe in the truth told by others but allows you to know the universal truth by yourself because such truth is so subtle that it cannot be expressed in words. Hinduism provides various methodologies to know the truth like Yoga which is further divided into many categories according to your abilities. It doesn’t support militancy and the spread of religion through force. True religion makes its way by the force of truth.
The central theme of our tradition is that God is omnipresent, omniscient, and omnipotent reality, whereas the individual is only an actor who “struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more”. In order to experience the qualities of the transcendental reality which are Satyam (the truth), Shivam (the auspicious), and Sundaram (the beautiful), one needs to follow a way of life in which one is able to harmonize the thoughts, the behavior, and the actions.
Meditative contemplation, faith in God, trust in oneself, appreciation of and living in harmony with the environment and nature, experiencing oneness in all interactions are some of the basic foundations of the Vedic Tradition.
Just as different beads of a rosary are linked together by one single thread, similarly all the various traditions of Vedanta and Tantra are linked by Yoga. Yoga is the underlying practical aspect of all spiritual traditions as it leads to enhanced awareness and realization of personal belief.
My guru Brahmlin Nirvana Pithadhishwara Acharya Mahamndleshwara Swami Shri Vishwadevananda Puri ji Maharaj was the Acharya of Shri Mahanirvani Akhada. This Akhada comes in Dashnama Sannyas established by Adi Guru Shankracharya. We follow the Vedanta’s Advaita Philosophy. Our Advaita philosophy says“Aham Bhramasmi” (I am that) and one who follows this philosophy cannot kill or hurt anyone, not only human beings but anything of nature. It is true that there is violence in our history but the violence is defensive. You will never find any scripture promoting violence.