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Contact to join our courses and online meditations

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Jonathan Charpentier

Phone: +1 (612) 670-2264 (Whatsapp)

Email: sunyoga@jonathancharpentier.com

Language: English, French, little German

Contact to join courses in India

Prashant

Prashant

Phone: +91 99185 07195 (+Whatsapp)

Language: Hindi and English

 

President

Profile picture of Smita Chaterjee

Smita Chatterjee

Email: chatterjee.smita@gmail.com

Language: English, Hindi and Bengali

Office

Lachhipur, Paschim Medinipur, Harinagar, West Bengal 721232, India

Prasenjit Sasmal

Phone: (+91) 8348986030 (Whatsapp)

Email: prasenjitsasmal31@gmail.com

Language: Bengali, little English

International Coordinators

Axel Johansson

Phone: +46738157961 (Whatsapp)

Email: axelaxelj@gmail.com

Language: English, Swedish, little German

Ashram driver

Ashram Driver Swapan

Swapan Tamang

Phone: (+91) 6294135646 (whatsapp)

Language: Bengali, little English

If you wish to book a cab (taxi) from / to the Ashram, you will need to request some days before. The price is 5000 Rupee for single way. Below is the picture of the Swapan (Whatsapp +91 6294135646), the driver of the Ashram. Sometimes it can be another driver.

‘Address Ashram

The Universal Peace Centre is located in Lachhipur village, Paschim Medinipur district, Harinagar, in West Bengal India 721232, 140 km West from Kolkata. Please contact the Ashram office before coming to secure and ensure your place. Thank you!

Practical information Ashram (UPC)

The ashram gives different courses for those who are interested to learn Sunyoga but is only open for residents who have passed the first levels of Sunyoga and want to delve deeper in the subject.

Most time of the year, especially during winter season, we have people in the Ashram that can give Acupressure treatment, and it is given for free. Acupressure has the potential to cure any disease and if you like to get benefit contact the ashram to see if we can help.

In close connection to the ashram there is a Ghosala. That is the place we take care of ur cows.

The Ashram has morning and evening Aarti every day and visitors who are interested are welcome to join. The morning Aarati starts around 04:15am-5:15am depending of time of the year and evening Aarti from 5pm-5:30pm.

We are careful having a good atmosphere in the ashram and therefore we require everyone that want to stay in the ashram to have completed the primary or basic course in Sunyoga (level II and III). Then you are eligible to stay for two weeks. After the two weeks a reevaluation is taken place to determine if you can prolong your stay. If you have been following the Ashram rules and done the group meditations and Pujas, the Ashram authority will grant you more time in the Ashram. If you have completed the advanced course in Sunyoga (level IV), you are allowed to stay in the Ashram for a longer period.

Internet

There is WiFi connection  available to all staying in the Ashram. The use of WiFi is free of cost.

Sim Card

If you want to buy a new sim card, it would cost approximately 300/- INR (which equals US$4 or 3.75€) including talk time. You can buy it from nearby village / city of Radhanagar (5 km from the Ashram). Easiest way to get a sim card is to buy it on your arrival at the airport.

Daily Shopping

To shop for basic things like shampoo or fruits etc, you can go to the local market not too far away.

Money Exchange

Money exchange is possible only at the exchange offices or in some banks in Kolkata city. It is best you have made your exchanges before you come to the Ashram.

Ashram Expenses

Daily food expenses for 10 people are approximately 1000/- INR (which equals US$17.07 or 12.52€). Electricity, water, car and Ashram maintenance cost around 25,000/- INR (which equals US$426.95 or 313.12€) per month. The Ashram also employs 4 maintenance workers.

Donation

The Ashram is your property. It is only running due to the incoming donations from support of various people. A little love, a little help or a simple contribution is whole-heartedly welcomed.

When is the best time to come?

  • Winter: mid November – mid February. Dry, cool/cold nights, pleasant warm days. It is the Ashram’s busiest time and best for beginners.
  • Spring: mid February – early June. Hot during the day, with lovely warm evenings. This time is best for advanced Sunyoga practitioners.
  • Monsoon: early June – early October (can last longer). Rains often, but sunshine is also present during this season. Climate is warm and humid. This is a quieter time to visit the Ashram. Bring a raincoat, umbrella and if possible waterproof shoes or small rubber boots.
  • Post-Monsoon: early October – early November. A little bit of rain but the climate is still warm.

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