Frequently Asked Questions
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra (Regd.) Policies and Guidelines
Current COVID-19 protocols for visitors
Please note the following has been introduced to protect everyone’s health and safety.
- To visit our center you must adhere to the guidance issued by the state/central government.
- Please do not visit our center when you have tested positive for Covid-19, or have any Covid-19 symptoms, or have recently been exposed to someone with Covid-19 within the last 2 weeks.
Staying at our retreat centers (manav kendras)
Resident Indians are welcome to avail our free accommodation facilities, subject to availability and compliance with Covid-19 medical guidelines, including thermal screening and other requirements issued by the government.
If you wish to stay overnight at the center, please bring your proof of identity, such as aadhar card, driving license, or passport, along with the letter of recommendation from your local management team. On arrival, please contact the reception team to register your stay at the center.
Non-Resident Indians are welcome to visit the centers in India for a day, subject to compliance with Covid-19 medical guidelines, including thermal screening and other requirements issued by the government.
Foreigners are not accommodated at our centers in India at this time.
We understand that circumstances beyond your control can change your travel plans, which may mean that you cannot stay with us when you had expected. The more advance notice you can give us, the better. We thank you in advance for your understanding and consideration.
At the center, everyone follows a daily schedule including meditation, selfless service (seva), and satsang (spiritual discourse and group meditation). You may choose from one of two schedules depending on how many hours of meditation you wish to do each day.
We provide three simple, wholesome homemade vegetarian meals daily.
Reception will assign your accommodation according to the availability and the rules of the center.
Volunteer work (social work), also called selfless service (seva), is one of the main aspects of the center. Visitors participate in a variety of tasks that provide opportunities to learn new skills, such as organic gardening, housekeeping, and wholesome vegetarian cooking.
If you have any limitations, please inform our onsite manager so that our teams can arrange tasks suited to your capabilities.
Photography, videography, and electronic devices
Photography and videography are prohibited at the center. Please don’t bring laptops, personal cameras, video cameras, iPads, Kindles, or radios.
We encourage visitors to join us in preserving the peaceful and spiritual atmosphere at the center.
We request that when you stay with us at the center, please respect the spiritual atmosphere of the center.
Spiritual retreat focus
We request that guests do not conduct worldly business or plan to make personal trips while staying with us. This will help you maintain your spiritual focus and give you maximum benefit and preserve the spiritual atmosphere at the center.
To visit Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra Headquarters, Nawan Nagar, Haryana: The closest railway stations are Kalka (20.9 km), Chandigarh (28.8 km), and Ambala Cantt (87 km). For train schedule information please contact the headquarters at +91 9015065252.
The closest bus stands are Baddi (3 km), Pinjore (16 km), Kalka (20 km), and Chandigarh, ISBT 43 (28 km).
The closest airport is in Chandigarh (42.8 km).
To visit Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra Branches: Please contact the local management team. If you need the contact number of the local management team, please contact the headquarters at +91 9015065252.
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra Headquarters, Nawan Nagar, Haryana
The summer season (April – June) is hot and sunny. Daytime maximum temperatures range from 34-40°C and minimum temperatures at night range from 21-27°C. May and June are the hottest month.
The monsoon season (July – September) is rainy and humid. August is the wettest month with the highest rainfall.
The winter season (December – February) is cold and dry. Daytime maximum temperatures range from 16-21°C and minimum temperatures at night range from 8-11°C. January is the coldest month.
In October, November and March, the weather remains pleasant and sometimes mildly cold. Daytime maximum temperatures range from 23-28°C and minimum temperatures at night range from 14-19°C.
If you are planning to visit another Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra center, please contact the relevant local management team to know about the local weather conditions. If you need the contact number of the local management team, please contact the headquarters at +91 9015065252.
Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra policies
- Tobacco smoking and use of alcohol or non-medicinal drugs are not permitted on the premises.
- Meat or meat products (including eggs) are not permitted on the premises.
- Firearms or other weapons are not permitted on the premises.
- Please dress modestly, in a way that shows respect for the traditional values of ethical life at the center.
- Please abstain from the use of perfumes, colognes, strongly scented toiletries, soaps, etc. during your stay, as some people are sensitive to strong scents.
- Donations can be made at the donation counter at headquarters and to the bank accounts of Vishav Manav Ruhani Kendra. Online donations can be made through our website. We encourage donations through digital channels.