Adjective "ashram" definition and examples

(Ashram may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈaʃrəm/

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Definitions and examples

noun

(especially in South Asia) a hermitage, monastic community, or other place of religious retreat.
  1. 'She had been a periodic member of the ashram where I lived for 15 years before moving to Jerusalem and taking on the path of Judaism.'
  2. 'Today, ashrams and monasteries of various Hindu sects keep the traditions of classical learning alive.'
  3. 'There is no question that the Spirit is very much present in India: everywhere you go, you find ashrams, yogis, sadhus, ordinary people practicing meditation or pranayama.'
  4. 'Once, during my 11 th year of living at the ashram, a Hindu-style spiritual retreat, I actually experienced that transcendental state.'
  5. 'Having children meant leaving the ashram, being exiled from my spiritual paradise.'
  6. 'Swami left no official successor, but his teachings will continue to be spread by devotees at his four ashrams.'
  7. 'Rishikesh is much more of a cosmopolitan, tourist attraction than Haridwar: it is full of ashrams, sadhus and international visitors attending yoga and meditation courses.'
  8. 'And, ironically, I found the ashram far more Indian than most of the Hindu ashrams I visited, which were overwhelmed with foreigners.'
  9. 'I had gone to the ashram expressly to meet the spiritual teacher, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, whose Sunnyasin movement had just begun to attract followers from the West.'
  10. 'The children have been shifted to an ashram or hermitage run by a local sage where they are being made to recite Vedic mantras and fire rituals are being performed to drive the spirits away.'

More definitions

1. a secluded building, often the residence of a guru, used for religious retreat or instruction in Hinduism.

2. the persons instructed there.

More examples(as adjective)

"abodes can be ashram."

Origin

From Sanskrit āśrama ‘hermitage’.