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Call nothing your own. Even this body is not yours. Rejoice in the Soul or Atma within.

—Swami Sivananda

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I spent 10 days at the ashram and had an absolutely wonderful stay. I think this is most relaxed and centered I have ever returned from a vacation. If you are looking for a vacation that will help you take a step back, relax, and meet others with similar goals, this a perfect vacation for you!

—Guest from Baltimore, Maryland

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