Seek darshan of your Atma and you will find everything, the whole Universe in it.
—Sri Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Atma Darshan Yogashram is a non-profit organization established by Swami Satyananda Saraswati, with the vision to establish a community – a spiritual community – where people can come together, live and work in the spirit of harmony and understanding for the wellbeing of all.
Decades ago, before Bangalore became a hub for technology and yoga a trend, Atma Darshan Yogashram came into existence. In the seventies, a lot of interest was expressed in yoga by people from diverse fields, including the medical community, psychologists, alternative healing practitioners and the people of Bangalore. Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda, founder of the Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, and disciple of Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Divine Life Society, Rishikesh, understood this and put Bangalore on the map of his mission to spread yoga from door to door and shore to shore.
Swami Satyananda’s first visit to Bangalore in 1979 was very well received by a wide cross-section of people. At the end of the visit, in an interview on the national radio, he announced the opening of a yoga centre in Bangalore. In 1982 a Yoga Convention was organized in the city. Swami Satyananda graced the occasion and named the ashram ‘Atma Darshan’.
The guru-disciple relationship is not of today and tomorrow or of this life only – it goes on and on.
—Swami Satyananda Saraswati
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Atma Darshan Yogashram (ADY) started its activities in 1979 under the instructions of Paramahamsa Swami Satyananda Saraswati, a beacon of light in this age, who founded the Bihar School of Yoga in 1963 and inspired countless people with his vision of holistic yoga. ADY was formally established as a charitable trust in 1983. In its nearly 40 years of existence, Atma Darshan has worked quietly and consistently to spread the message of Satyananda Yoga/Bihar Yoga in Bengaluru and South India. Located in the south Bangalore suburb of Kumaraswamy Layout, Atma Darshan is an oasis of peace amid the chaos of the city. Its trees, garden sit-outs and consecrated spaces invite you to take a deep breath and connect with your inner self. The ashram conducts a range of yoga classes and courses, as well as various other spiritual sadhanas and aradhanas to honour and invoke the awakened principle. It also of ers residential stays wherein participants are able to experience the benefits of a yogic lifestyle. ADY continues to follow the inspiration of Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati, spiritual successor of Swami Satyananda.