About Us

The Being Of Life is a popular place to come and meditate, do meditation, and learn about other aspects of meditation. We lures those seeking knowledge and peace with its numerous ashrams and yoga-meditation centres, surrounded by hills on three sides and sacred river Ganga. It’s particularly popular with people seeking for Meditation, Yoga, health and well-being through natural means.

We are one of the oldest and most-respected meditation retreat centers. We are dedicated to providing a spiritual refuge for all who seek freedom of mind and heart. Our experienced teachers offer guidance in Buddhist meditations known as vipassana (insight) and metta (lovingkindness). While the context is the Buddha’s teachings, these practices are universal. They help to develop awareness and compassion in ourselves, giving rise to greater peace and happiness in the world.


Our two adjacent retreat facilities – the Retreat Center and the Forest Refuge – are set among almost 400 secluded wooded acres in the quiet country of central Massachusetts. The Retreat Center has a range of silent meditation courses available, varying in length from a weekend to three months. The Forest Refuge offers experienced meditators the opportunity to explore a more independent. Our movement has spread peace across communities through diverse humanitarian projects, including conflict resolution, disaster relief, sustainable rural development.

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