a secluded building, often the residence of a guru, used for religious retreat or instruction in Hinduism.
the persons instructed there.
- Also asrama.
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How to use ashram in a sentence
The guru Rampal is in custody after a deadly battle at his ruined ashram.Is India’s Fallen ‘God-Man’ So Different From a Megachurch Pastor? | Jay Michaelson | November 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They converted an old mansion into an ashram in a rundown part of Philadelphia.
On the trail of her guru, Gilbert stays at an ashram for four months, and she attempts to describe yoga from the mat up.
The ashram merely loses interest on the loan advanced for the yarn.Third class in Indian railways | Mahatma Gandhi
In three weeks, Dyananda left the ashram to attend a conference in Bombay; pandemonium broke over my hapless head.
The ashram members, knowing little of meditation practices, thought I should employ my whole time in organizational duties.
Outer walls were moss-covered; pigeons fluttered over the flat gray roof, unceremoniously sharing the ashram quarters.
My friend and I made for the shelter of a lordly cadamba tree at the ashram gate.
British Dictionary definitions for ashram
a religious retreat or community where a Hindu holy man lives
a house that provides accommodation for destitute people
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