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Another Traveler visits Anand Ashram Ubud

Anand Ashram Ubud is a magical place. I first stumbled across this Ashram in the summer of 2013 when I was roaming around Ubud, Bali looking for a new place to stay in because the original guesthouse I booked wasn’t that great. It was my first time in Ubud and wanted a spiritual experience. I found them online on Airbnb and decided to pass by to take a look in person. The prices online were really low while the facilities looked amazing! So wanted to check on it in person to see if it was really that great of a place.

After arriving, getting a tour and deciding I wanted to stay, the hosts asked me, “You know this is an Ashram, right?” . I didn’t know what that was so asked about it and the rules that have to be followed if you want to stay there.

Basicly wikipedia says an “Ashram is a spiritual hermitage or a monastery in Indian religions. Today the term ashram often denotes a locus of Indian cultural activity such as yoga, music study or religious instruction, similar to a studio, yeshiva, iʿtikāf or dojo.”

After they told me all their rules and daily routine I was hooked! This was exactly what I was looking for without even knowing it. 🙂

Over the next 3 years I found myself coming back here from Singapore. It was an amazing place where I’ve made friends, locally and internationally. I could focus on my inner self and leave with a new-found internal peace. This place held a special place in my heart. I visited again in 2016 this time with my younger sister that was on a short trip between graduating nursing school and starting her new work schedule.

We spent 5 days here and I decided to produce this short video highlighting the Ashram and the surroundings. It’s even more beautiful in person. Can’t wait to come back and visit again. Hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it.


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