Parmarth Niketan Ashram
Parmarth Niketan is a true spiritual haven, lying on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lush Himalayas. It is the largest ashram in Rishikesh, providing its thousands of pilgrims who come from all corners of the Earth with a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens. With over 1,000 rooms, the facilities are a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional, spiritual simplicity. Parmarth Niketan is located in Swargashram, on the main road, just on the banks of the sacred Ganges River.
It is no surprise that pilgrims are drawn here from all over the world. The awe-inspiring beauty of the ashram, the clear flowing Ganga, the majestic mountains, and the lush green forests will embrace and rejuvenate your entire being. Parmarth Niketan offers comfort, inspiration and upliftment for your body, mind and spirit as well as a deeper connection with the Divine. As you stay in the ashram, you will feel your soul bathing in the peace of sacred energies, including those that emanate from nature and those that linger from the timeless healing powers of saints, sages and holy ones. Parmarth Niketan contains within it the voice and the spirit of divine communion.
Ramana's Garden India is a wonderful and loving children’s home and school near the renowned spiritual center of Rishikesh in northern India. Their mission is to support abandoned, destitute, and abused children by giving them food, shelter, necessitates, and education so they may thrive in a world that once seemed almost hopeless.
Ramana’s Garden India was founded by a dedicated American Woman, Prabhavati Dwabha, 18 years ago as a result of her spiritual practice on the banks of the River Ganga. Prabhavati’s heart overflowed with compassion for the numerous needy children she met there. On a shoestring budget she has provided a growing number of children with education, nourishment, and a future where they had little or no hope.
Through her guidance, Ramana’s Garden India has also instituted programs to educate local villages in practices of proper sanitation, safe drinking water, health care, as well as support for the advancement of Indian women through vocational skills and Women’s Self Help Groups.
Founded by Lama Thupten Phuntsok, a Tibeten Monk, the Manjushree Orphanage now houses 200 children and is growing. His goal is to be able to house and school a total of 250 children. Sitting at 10,000 feet in the Himalayan Mountains, 60 miles from the China border, Tawang is the birth place of the 5th Dalai Lama and the region is home to an estimated 40,000 severely impoverished Monpa people who are practicing Tibetan Buddhists.
Along with poverty comes sickness. A one-room clinic was established in May 2008 and stocked with $90,000 of donated medical supplies from Direct Relief International. It is supported by local volunteer doctors and returning doctors from the US and India.
In 2012 a 7,000 sq ft eco green clinic/infirmary/ pharmacy opened, providing primary care, dental and optometry services to the entire region. A satellite link with digital imaging at the clinic allows specialists from around the world to “virtually” evaluate and treat patients in need.
Community Wellness Support
Part of the Global Reboot Retreats mission is to better the community in Bali. Because Anne & Renée have lived in Bali for over five years, they have developed truly incredible relationships with neighbors and members of their local communities. All Bali retreats include a community service day, allowing each retreat participant to make a difference. Because of this unique community connection, Global Reboot Retreats service days are designed with community leaders, addressing whatever needs they outline for their village. This allows our service projects to truly help the village, rather than just offer tokenistic help which is so often found in retreats to developing areas. Some past group activities have included installing compost bins, cleaning up trash, and painting temple walls.
Donations also go towards providing care for those who cannot afford it, which includes first aid supplies, general illness, and some payment of hospital costs.