Postal Address
Dod Lane

Electronic Mail
01458 832 300
Year started
Number of over 18s
Ideological focus
Legal structure
company limited by guarantee
Open in principle to new members
Charge visitors
Work in Lieu

Shekinashram is an Ashram and Holistic Retreat Centre and, in its four years of being, has evolved into a dedicated sacred space and place of worship devoted to spiritual practice, karma yoga (selfless service) and transformation; offering a place of peace, healing and sanctuary. A blend of eastern and western wisdom is reflected here at the Ashram. It reflects the different paths each may tread on the journey of self-discovery.

Shekinashram community consists of the rich tapestry of whoever is staying/visiting/helping at any one time, whatever the duration. There is no formal teaching offered, rather, Ashram life is based upon a set of Principles. The principle of living a truthful life is the central precept. All denominations are welcome. Puja, Kirtan and Meditating together starts each day, followed by the Shekinashram Superfood Smoothie! The community enjoys a strictly vegan, largely raw food diet, prepared by many loving hands (residents and volunteers), including those of visitors if they want to get involved.

A karma yoga (volunteer) exchange programme is available for those who want to share in this way of living for up to 2 weeks. Accommodation is available for both short-term paying visitors, ie B&B, and longer term, such as those who wish to undertake a personal retreat for one week or more. There is also a programme of events, workshops and focused retreats, and we also offer one to one therapeutic treatments. Much more information is available on the website.

community does not share income
community does not require capital from members
community has broadband internet access
community does not generates any of its own electricity
community does not use solar energy
community buildings insulated to a high standard
community members use bicycles
community does not have an organised system for car sharing
community is accessible by public transport
community shares utilities
community has tool sharing system
community has organised systems for recycling
community does not have any kind of ecosewage system
community is not involved in land management
community does not grow vegetables
no communal animals
regular communal meals
community has policy which restricts smoking
community buildings not wheelchair accessible
community is not involved in campaigning

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