Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Center
American center devoted to the teachings of Sri Ramana
Maharshi (1879–1950), a highly esteemed Hindu mystic. The
center focuses on his method of self-realization and surrender
to the Supreme Self through self-enquiry, expressed in the simple
formula ‘‘Who Am I’’ This is not merely a mental enquiry
but is an attempt to locate the essential subtle self that is independent
of ego and individuality and exists in all stages of consciousness—waking
life, dreaming, and deep sleep.
The center maintains an urban ashram, Arunachala Ashram,
named after the sacred hill at Tiruvannamalai, South
India, where the Sri Ramana Ashram was first established during
the sage’s lifetime. In addition to the urban ashram, there
is also an ashram farm in Nova Scotia for devotees who wish to
follow an intensive spiritual schedule. Address 342 East 6th St.,
New York, NY 10003.