Living With Ahimsa
Living with awareness in both the inner and outer worlds, Yasodhara Ashram is deeply committed to participating in sustainable environmental practices.
From the Ashram’s perspective, environmental action is an important part of our social responsibility and ecological integrity, a practice of the basic yogic principle of ahimsa.
Connecting with nature is many people’s first experience of a deep and meaningful dimension to life. In silence and undisturbed natural settings, the clutter of our modern life is absent. The reason Swami Radha located the Ashram to this land was so that visitors could take a step out of the busy world and return to a more natural rhythm. The natural environment at the Ashram – the fresh air, clean lake, wildflowers, gardens and forests – provides a unique setting for spiritual reflection and growth.
We are committed to maintaining the health of the land so that it continues to inspire spiritual growth. We are committed to being a model for sustainable living, ensuring the Ashram is environmentally resilient and an inspiration to others like us, who wish to leave this Earth better than how we found it.
To do this, we have taken the steps necessary to reduce our carbon footprint and have become a certified Carbon Neutral community. We are engaged in organic and biodynamic growing, to feed our guests and residents, and we care for the biodiversity of our land, allowing nature to thrive.