SPIRITUAL RETREAT & EVENTS
Paranitya Narasimha Ashram & Temple
A Spiritual Home In the Heart of the Finger Lakes
Nestled in the quiet town of West Elmira, New York, the Elmira Ashram and Temple is a spiritual hub for seekers across America. The ashram is home to monastics and community members living a life in service to the Divine. Offering daily prayers, lively spiritual discussion, dynamic devotional music, and space to learn or deepen the spiritual aspects of your yoga and meditation practice, the ashram is an oasis of spiritual nourishment amidst the landscape of our often busy lives. Come for a day, or for an extended seva stay. The space is open to group retreats, as well as individuals who would like to come experience ashram life, and deepen their spiritual practice & relationship with the Divine.
The ashram is the focal point of Bhakti Marga America (a 501C3 religious corporation) founded by Paramahamsa Vishwananda, an enlightened Master whose mission is to ‘open the hearts of man’.
Attend or Plan a Retreat
Attend a Retreat
We offer a variety of retreats throughout the year. Often revolving around major Vedic festivals and holidays, our retreats are a celebration of Divine Love designed to support and uplift you on your spiritual path and deepen your relationship with the Divine.
Plan a Retreat
The ashram is open to groups seeking a sacred space to hold your own yoga or meditation retreat. We also offer customized retreats with the monks for those seeking an immersion into ashram life and the path of devotion. Plant based meals are included as apart of the group rate.
Come for the night
Experience what it feels like to be a part of an ashram where you can connect deeper to the Divine and find clarity and purpose in your life.
Address: 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905
A home away from home
Our rooms are designed for a cozy and comfortable stay. Meet other spiritual seekers and find friends that feel like family.
- Shared Bathroom
- Comfortable beds, all linens provided
- 3 plant based meals each day included in room price
Experience ashram life
Immerse yourself in the Love of the Divine with lively morning and evening prayers. The monks perform beautiful Vedic rituals, and lively group Kirtan daily.
Deepen your Spiritual Practice
Dive deep into the ancient practice of Atma Kriya Yoga and partake in group OM Chanting. Guided meditations available to those looking to go deeper into their spiritual practices.
Take time to explore the beautiful finger lakes region of upstate New York. Waterfalls, hiking, and swimming holes are abundant in the surrounding areas.
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Join an Event
Darshan Blessing with an Enlightened Master
You’re invited to a special In-Person Darshan with Paramahamsa Vishwananda at our Elmira Temple!
Darshan is a personal blessing of pure, unconditional Love that awakens the Love within. Meeting and receiving Darshan from a God-Realized Master is a precious and rare opportunity.
OM Chanting is a group practice that uses the transformational power of om to activate the self-healing potential of participants.
Vegan Spirituality Retreat
Celebrate Vegan Spirituality!
Explore the innate connection between spirituality, yoga, and Veganism.
June 2-4, 2023
Community Kirtan & Bhajan Night
Join us for an evening of spiritual upliftment through dynamic devotional music in the ashram temple!
Come for an extended stay
Experience the Joy of Service
One of the cornerstones of ashram life is seva, or selfless service. Seva is an opportunity to come to the ashram for an extended time and offer your heart and skills in service to the Divine.
Want to come for seva? Please fill out an application with the link below, and someone will contact you shortly!