Ashrama, California

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Ashrama
Ashrama is located in California
Ashrama
Ashrama
Ashrama is located in the United States
Ashrama
Ashrama
Coordinates: 37°18′26″N 121°28′11″W / 37.30722°N 121.46972°W / 37.30722; -121.46972Coordinates: 37°18′26″N 121°28′11″W / 37.30722°N 121.46972°W / 37.30722; -121.46972
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountySanta Clara
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
GNIS feature ID1657956[1]

Shanti Ashrama is a spiritual retreat located in the Upper San Antonio Valley in unincorporated Santa Clara County, California, United States as a branch of the Ramakrishna Mission. It is approximately 40 miles (64 km) east of downtown San Jose.

History[edit]

The retreat resides on 160 acres (65 ha) of oak-studded chaparral scrubland near Upper San Antonio Valley Road, about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Mount Hamilton. The land was gifted to the Vedanta Society at the turn of the 20th century, as a place for meditation and contemplation.[2] A meditation cabin there serves as the site for annual retreats.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashrama". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Vedanta Historical Society of Northern California, Shanti Ashrama History
  3. ^ Vedanta Historical Society of Northern California, Shanti Ashrama Meditation Cabin
  4. ^ Vedanta Historical Society of Northern California, Shanti Ashrama Annual Retreats

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