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Osho International Meditation Resort

8 Popular Ashrams in India and What They Offer

Courtesy of Osho Ashram

Osho was perhaps India's most controversial spiritual leaders due to his views about sex. The Osho ashram no longer holds workshops calling for undressing, and free love isn't encouraged. Yet, unlike many ashrams, there's no gender segregation anywhere at the Osho ashram. The ashram, which is more like a resort, aims to provide a luxurious environment where people can be at ease with themselves. Despite the compulsory wearing of maroon robes, it's commercial and far removed from Indian culture. Courses are mostly directed at healing from traumatic experiences, rather than personal development.

  • Where: Pune, Maharashtra (4 hours from Mumbai).
  • Courses: Active meditations (including jumping and screaming), Tantra workshops, plus a huge range of multi-diversity courses.