Located in the Madhya Pradesh state of central India, Khajuraho has been a stronghold of tantric practices for untold ages. Recognized as a World Heritage Site, Khajuraho is most well known as the home of a complex of 22 magnificent temples covered with orntate stone carvings depicting tantric cosmology and symbolism. The shrine of the 64 Yoginis at Khajuraho is described in Swami Rama’s autobiography, Living with the Himalayan Masters, as the site where he first got a glimpse of the Divine Mother.
From 2009 to 2012, the Himalayan Institute developed a 25-acre campus about 7 miles outside of Khajuraho. Nestled between two mountains and a national forest, the campus is home to a truly unique meditation shrine of the Himalayan Tradition, which was consecrated during the 2013 Kumbha Mela celebration.
Over the next several years, during the three year consecration period of the meditation shrine, the HI Khajuraho campus will host very limited public programs, and serve primarily as a private retreat center for Himalayan Institute faculty and residents undertaking extended meditation practice.