La Shamiana Dharamshala

Inn for Spiritual Travelers

“La Shamiana Dharamshala – Inn for Spiritual Travelers” is the residential quarter in Anand Ashram Ubud with facilities for Meditation, Yoga, Spiritual Studies etc. The Ashram should not be looked upon as a hotel or guesthouse. Our endeavor is to offer services to Spiritual Travelers and Genuine Seekers. As such, Ashram may not be a suitable place for those looking for accommodation alone.

Every Genuine Ashram follows a certain Mandala or Energy Grid beneficial to all those who visit the ashram, both as casual visitors as well as spiritual pilgrims to spend some time in the ashram.
We are sure as Sadhakas or Genuine Spiritual Seekers you understand and appreciate this.

As such, while staying in the ashram, we request you to attend and actively participate in the sadhana or daily spiritual practices as indicated on this site. All programs are mandatory and no outing is possible during the stay.

We further request you to help in creating and maintaining togetherness by refraining from practices which may separate you from other members of the mandala, like keeping silent during active meditations or vice versa.


  • Daily mantra chantings, yoga, meditation (from check-in to check-out time)
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Weekly change of linens
  • Free flow Drinking Water
  • WiFi available at specific time only

Kitchen is not available.


Oriental vegetarian breakfast may contain dairy products such as milk, butter, and cheese. Lunch is mostly Indonesian vegetarian dishes. We believe in the Yogic Principle of Moderation in all, including in the diet.

We regret that at present we are not able to cater for special dietary needs.


The Ashram is 3 kilometers away from Ubud Center (45 minutes walking or 5 minutes by scooter/car).

Warungs (traditional cafes) for dinner are available and can be found within 5 minutes walking distance.

Nearest convenient store is in Ubud Center.

Ashram Discipline

  • Smoking, drinking intoxicants, using drugs, eating non-vegetarian foods are strictly prohibited.
  • Dress modestly and soberly, covering shoulders and knees.
  • No pets are allowed...

Ashram Culture

Yoga is not just a set of exercises, it is a Way of Life with Dharma as its Guiding Principle, rather than a certain belief system.

Footwear/Edibles are not allowed inside the Temple and Meditation Hall – as they are considered Sacred Grounds. Treading upon... 

Other Things to Know

  • Check-in: 1 PM – 10 PM.
  • Check-out: before 11 AM.
  • Minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • Minimum age to stay is 12 years old.
  • The donation is non-refundable and must be paid in advance for the entire stay.

Private Room

  • Room for yourself (non sharing)
  • Amenities: Fan, WiFi, Linens, Towel, Private bathroom, Hot water shower


  • Single occupancy only
  • Amenities: Fan, WiFi, Linens, Towel, Private bathroom, Hot water shower
  • Not suitable for light sleeper

Female Dormitory

  • Beds: 3 (bunk beds)
  • Amenities: Fan, WiFi, Linens, Towel, Shared bathroom, Hot water shower
  • Shared accommodation

Please kindly note that all guests are requested to take care of their own insurance. We do not provide any kind of insurance cover during your stay with us. We also regret that we currently do not have special facilities for disabled or sick persons. We, therefore, expect all visitors to be in fit condition, physically, as well as mentally/emotionally.


Ashram is not a hotel, guesthouse, or resort. 

By filling the Reservation Form you indicate that you have read, understood, and accepted the disciplines as given in the Ashram Discipline and Ashram Culture.