Gyan Panchayat, Dialogues on Knowledge in Society, Lokavidya Satsang, Kala Sadhana, Lokavidya Jan Andolan, Bhaichara Vidyalay, Knowledge Satyagrah, Lokavidya Tana-bana, Lokaniti Samvad, Varanasi Gyan Panchayat, Swaraj Gyan Panchayat
The Ashram honours its visitors equally. Peasants, artisans, intellectuals, women, adivasis, scientists, artists, administrators, statesmen, all are seen as epistemic beings, none inferior or superior to any other.
The Ashram is a place where people interested in Vidya come. They come for a day, a week, a few months, for even longer, or for indefinite periods. They come because they find the dialogue at the Ashram enlightening and rewarding. They come because they want to contribute to the Ashram by their ideas & lifestyle.
The Ashram is at Sarnath, seven kms north of the Varanasi cantonment Railway Station. Seven kilometers south of the Station is Banares Hindu University. This is the north south expanse of the city of Varanasi.
Sarnath symbolises the tradition of the perennial philosophy of change.
We believe that a radical intervention in the world of knowledge is a necessary condition for a radical transformation of society. This belief has deepened since the appearance of the internet … more
Unconditional knowledge and unconditional life is lokavidya and ordinary life. Lokavidya is the knowledge with the people which changes with their experience, needs, … more
The development of the concept of lokavidya and generally the focus on vidya in socially and politically significant aspects of life dates back to 1995. It owes its genesis to the thought and work … more
Towards a Knowledge Movement in the Samaj
वहाँ सभ्यता नहीं!
Vidya Ashram Trust
(April 01, 2023 – March 31 2026)