The ashram is situated on a three-acre homestead property with a 100-year-old house that doubled in size from a new addition completed in 2008. The building is surrounded by towering elms, a few oaks, and one majestic old pine tree.
The main ashram building includes the Meditation Hall & Relics Room, Library, and residential facilities.
Outdoors there are flower gardens, fruit trees, a vegetable garden, a swimming pool, a yurt, a play area, and a tennis and basketball court. The surrounding properties are mainly vineyards and agricultural plots.
Meditation Hall & Relics Room
The Meditation Hall and Relics room are the central feature of the ashram. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the Samadhi at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India.
The Library and media room is located beneath the Meditation Hall, and houses well over 5,000 books, CDs, DVDs, photos and other materials. Guest computers and workspaces are available, as well as a large television and sound system. For presentations involving digital media, the room is large enough to comfortably accommodate up to 30 participants.
The ashram grounds are always a work in progress, aspiring towards greater and greater beauty. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the natural scenery, and to help out if they can.
SASP Gardens May 2020
Meditation Pond & Mother’s Flower Garden, May 1st 2020Posted by Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Peetham on Monday, May 4, 2020
Below are some highlights of the gardens and outdoor areas.
Meditation Garden & Pond Area
With waterfalls and abundant floral landscaping.
A garden in the shape of Sri Aurobindo’s symbol, complete with an actual lotus pond in the center. The lotuses usually blossom in June and July.
Mother’s Flower Garden
A dedicated flower garden organized around the shape of the Mother’s Symbol.
Garden of Veggie Delights
Growing an abundance of fruits and vegetables throughout the year.
A multi-purpose indoor space for activities like exercise, Hatha Yoga, music, dance, etc. During the monthly retreats it is used as a home for the Children’s Program.
Just outside the Yurt is a brick fire pit, perfect for evening fireside activities.
Also near the Yurt is a decorative garden affectionately known as Saraswati Paradise.
A full-sized tennis court, available for sports and other activities.
The pool is open year-round, but is most enjoyable from May through September.
The ashram’s solar panel structure also serves as a shaded meeting area for outdoor gatherings.
Includes a tire swing, wooden fort, monkey bars, balance beams, and more.