To make your journey a comfortable and beautiful experience, here are some answers to many inquiries that will help you plan and prepare for your trip to the Ashram.
For any other questions or concerns, please contact us at: email@example.com
PAYMENT OF COURSE FEES
Visit the registration page to register for the program.
This registration form does not include payment. Once you register online, you will receive an email
with payment details.
Payment Confirmation email – Confirms the payment you initiated.
Note: You can make payments in multiple installments, or you are welcome to make the entire payment. Also, first installment can be paid via Cashier’s check and second installment through wire transfer.
Make sure all your payments reach us on or before the registration deadline (15 days before the start of the program).
Admission to the program is made solely at the discretion of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam. Your registration does not guarantee admission to the program. Any violation of the code of conduct required in the Ashram may result in termination from the program at any time.
All participants are required to complete the payment by the registration end date. If you wish to pay any outstanding balance upon arrival at the Ashram, please note that you will be solely responsible for making these arrangements. We cannot assure accommodation or meals or any such arrangements if you are not able to pay the balance of your payment for whatever reason. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you complete your payment before arriving in Bidadi.
It is important that you clarify and finalize your payment details before leaving for India to avoid any confusion, delays and disappointments.
For more information, please contact IA Support Team:
USA / CANADA
Please contact: Ma Praba
Phone: 1-800-265-3386 or 909-908-8080
Please contact: Ma Shantatma
Phone: +91 77609 82230
All such requests must be emailed, along with original email payment receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Inner Awakening/eN-Genius payment transfer requests occurring after the first day of the Inner Awakening/eN-Genius program will not be eligible to transfer payment to a future Inner Awakening/eN-Genius program. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions or for more information.
A visa is required for entering the country if you are not a holder of a valid Indian Passport.
Who should be listed as the references in India on the visa application form?
For references in India:
Phone: +91 77609 82230
Nithyanandapuri Off Mysore Road,
Bidadi, Bangalore District – 562 109,
Please check the expiration date of your passport. Make necessary arrangements for renewal so that your passport does not expire while you are attending the Inner Awakening Program. Make five photocopies each of your passport photo page and Indian Visa page.
Exchange a small amount of money for Indian Rupees (INR) before you leave so that you can pay for the Taxi transportation from the airport to the Ashram (costs approximately $35 US which is approximately 1,500 rupees) and for any other items you may wish to purchase immediately upon your arrival (e.g. food, bottled water). You may also convert money at the official money exchange counter located inside the airport. The currency exchange counter near the exit of airport is open 24 hours.
Credit cards are also a good way, and relatively safe. They are useful for shopping inside the Ashram and in most cities. They are not useful for taxis and some other basic things.
International phone calls made at the paid phone booth.
Any purchases made at the Life Bliss Galleria (Visa /MasterCard also accepted)
Taxi service from and to the airport
Any other personal shopping.
VACCINATIONS & MEDICATIONS
If you take prescription medications or are on continued medication, please bring enough supply to cover your entire time away. Do not discontinue or disrupt any ongoing medication schedule. It is advisable to carry medication for any situation that you anticipate due to change in place, weather and food.
You may want to include:
Vitamins or electrolytes (e.g. powdered Vitamin C or electrolytes that dissolve in water)
Tylenol, Advil, fiber supplement (Metamucil), laxatives, Imodium (or anti-diarrhea), Tums, Aspirin, cold/flu medicines, cough drops (if you use any of these types of medicines)
Essential oils (such as oregano oil, colloidal silver, tea tree oil, lavender) if you use these.
Please note: For legal reasons any medicines used for treatment of fever, cough, cold, flu, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, allergies, electrolyte imbalance, and vitamin deficiency etc …will not be available at the convenience store located on-site. Please bring these medicines with you or you may purchase these types of medicines from Bidadi. Please also be aware that it may take time to acquire these medicines from Bidadi. Hence, treatment of your condition could be delayed. To avoid any inconvenience, please plan accordingly.
ARRIVAL AT BIDADI (Bengaluru / Bangalore, India)
Arriving a day ahead of the start date of the program will give you enough time to rest, unpack and familiarize yourself with the Ashram.
Fly into Bengaluru International Airport (Bangalore).
Note: Please enter your flight details in the travel planner link which will be sent to you. Please ensure this is done a few days prior to your flight departure date.
Inner Awakeninng level1 (4 days)
stay one night before or one night after the program
Total 5 nights accommodation at no extra cost
Inner Awakenign Level 2 (10 days)
stay one night before AND one night after the program
Total 12 nights accommodation at no extra cost
Inner Awakening Level 3 (11 days)
stay one night before AND one night after the program
Total 13 nights accommodation at no extra cost
Inner Awakening Level 2+3 (21 days)
stay two nights before AND two nights after the program
Total 25 nights accommodation at no extra cost
Charges for Accommdation:
If you wish to stay longer at the ashram, in addition to the above mentioned complimentary stay period, you can do so based on availability.
1. dormitory accommdation – Rs. 500/- per night per person
2. Room Accommodation – Rs. 1000/- per person per bed per night
Kindly check on the availability by calling +91 80 2727 9999.
Men and women are housed in separate dormitories.
**Towels are not provided. Please bring quick drying, thin towels.
Each participant who is staying at the Ashram will be given a locker to secure valuables. Please bring a medium sized lock for your locker. Alternatively, you may carry your valuables in a pouch / bag that is kept in your possession at all times and for which you are fully responsible.
Standard sized suitcases can be stored under the bed. Please bring locks (combination or key locks) to lock your suitcases.
FOOD & WATER
On your registration form, indicate any special diet requirements that you may have and we will try to accommodate you as best we can.
Note:If you required any special diet during the program, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERNET & PHONE ACCESS
Bangalore Weather in April 34°C / 93°F 22°C / 72°F
Bangalore Weather in July 28°C / 82°F 19°C / 66°F
Bangalore Weather in December 26°C / 79°F 16°C / 61°F
The city of Bangalore experiences very favorable weather throughout the year. The warmest month in Bangalore is April and the coldest month is January. Participants who are sensitive to the sun should wear sun block, hat and sunglasses for protection. Slight drizzle (light showers) can be anticipated.
A shawl, light cardigan or fleece jacket should be kept handy for the drop in temperature in the morning and evening or for rainy days. A small compact umbrella is useful.
Indian salwar-kameez (two-piece pajama-type outfits) and sari for women and the kurta /pajama-type two-piece outfit and dhoti for men may be purchased through your center’s Life Bliss Galleria (if available), or in the ashram or in local Indian stores.
Please note that you will be required to mark your room number and IA ID number on the inside of your clothes using a permanent marker if using laundry service. With this in mind, you may want to bring clothes which you do not mind marking or hand wash your clothes.
TOILETRIES & OTHER ITEMS
Please bring all the toiletries needed for your stay (e.g. soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotions, feminine products, makeup, and lip balm). You can purchase some toiletries from the convenience store located on-site; however, if you have certain product preferences, it is best to bring those items with you.
First aid ointments for cleaning / healing minor scrapes / cuts
Enriched cream for feet and cracked heel cream
Bandages and gauze
Sun block or sunscreen
Hand sanitizer (if you use this)
Flashlight (small one)
Backpack – for carrying books/water bottle etc to the hall each day. A shoulder type bag may be provided for you but for comfort/space, you may wish to use your own backpack
Duffle bag or extra bag for items which are given during the program
MEDITATION HALL SEATING
Floor and chair seating is available. On the floor, you may sit on clean covered mattresses or floor mats. If you need back support, floor chairs are available to use. Cushioned plastic type patio chairs are available for chair seating. You may wish to bring a small flat cushion, which is useful for both floor and chair seating as well as for sitting in the temple or under the Banyan Tree.
A convenience store is located on-site where you may purchase toiletries, snacks, and other small items. Arrangements may be made to acquire some items not regularly stocked. Please speak with the convenience store attendant.
In the event that you want to return for a few months after the program and volunteer at the Ashram, you must inform via email (email@example.com) of your intention.
Mention your skills and experience so that your volunteer opportunity can be matched appropriately.
Once the Ashram approves your request to volunteer, you will be required to complete the Volunteer Application form and provide your passport and visa information.
NITHYANANDA DHYANAPEETAM ADDRESS & CONTACTS:
Nithyanandapuri, Off Mysore Road, Bidadi
562 109, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India