Who is Swami Balendu?
Balendu Goswami was born and raised in a spiritual family and he followed the footsteps of his father and grandfather who both were popular preachers. He became a guru at a very early stage in his life with thousands of followers. When he was 25, at the peak point of his Ďguru careerí, he decided to retreat from the outer world and enter a cave which was built on the grounds of his Ashram in Vrindavan. He spent the next three years and 108 days in that cave without any contact to the outside world, doing Mantra meditation. Needless to say, his life changed completely after this intensive retreat!
He gave up the life of a guru completely which had made him popular in India. He started travelling out of India together with his brother Yashendu Goswami, simply spreading the message of love and that we all are one through spiritual healing sessions and workshops on yoga, ayurveda and the chakras.He told his former followers that he didnít want to be a guru anymore and this is what he still tells everybody who asks him to become his disciple: ďI only want to be your friendĒ. The Ashram family at the Shree Bindu Sewa Sansthan Ashram believes that God is love and love is our destiny.
Shree Bindu Sewa Sansthan Ashram Ė Ayurveda and Yoga Retreats
Swami Balenduís Ashram offers several different retreats throughout the year which are focused on Ayurveda and Yoga. There are relaxing retreats such as the Ayurveda Yoga Holiday with daily oil massages and an individualized diet according to oneís body type and Panchakarma treatments for detoxification. They also offer Yoga Teacher Training and advanced Yoga courses with which Yoga teachers can enhance their classes. Ayurvedic Cooking Retreats are available throughout the year.
Whether you choose for a Ayurveda retreat or a Yoga holiday, the Ashram family welcomes you in a light-hearted and easy atmosphere. The Ashram does not have any other rules except for prohibiting alcohol, smoking and drugs and everybody is free to experience yogic living first-hand.
How to Reach Swami Balenduís Ashram
For getting to the Ashram in Vrindavan, you would fly into Delhi, about 150 kilometers north of Vrindavan.
Vrindavan has its own railway station however more frequent trains from directions Agra and Delhi stop in Mathura, which is approximately 12 km from Vrindavan.
There are direct buses from Delhi to Vrindavan and again more frequent regular buses from Agra and Delhi to Mathura, the next bigger town, 12km from Vrindavan. From Mathura you can easily reach Swami Balenduís Ashram by taxi or auto-rickshaw.