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One World Academy is a wisdom school with a difference. Our campus has been designed as an oceanfront sanctuary and modern spiritual retreat. Here you have the environment that will help you look within and open up to personal transformation.

We offer deep spiritual journeys involving the highest forms of meditations called the “Kshetra” which is a transcendental field of consciousness the Founders create leading to direct experiences of enlightenment. These Kshetra meditations require a certain preparation of the mind, body and consciousness. The OWA campus provides appropriate food, movement, meditation and surroundings to deepen these experiences and facilitate deep spiritual journeys.

Our campus in India is made sacred by the innumerable transcendental journeys seekers have had here. Coming to OWA in India allows you time away from your daily life and its many commitments and distractions to learn from our wise teachers. Our Faculty is incredibly friendly and easy to access. Visiting OWA is an opportunity to spend time among our teachers who live a life of spirituality with the Founders and directly access their wisdom.

One World Academy is an oceanfront spiritual campus. The grounds were designed as a spiritual sanctuary. Every aspect of OWA has been developed to enhance a magnificent and transformational personal journey.

We teach you to set yourself free. It is our commitment to create spiritual empowerment not spiritual dependence.

We have no allegiance to any religion.

At OWA we have no guru and there is no judgement of any kind.

Every participant is individually nurtured and led to deep personal realizations and beautiful experiences.

We remain family beyond any courses and on-going opportunities are offered to deepen and extend your experience after you return home.

OWA is progressive and based on modern wisdom from the founders dedicated to the transformation of human consciousness. OWA is not an ashram that indulges in some religious activities; it is a dynamic school of wisdom and meditation for enlightenment

Our courses will engage participants in a variety of gentle movements to deepen our spiritual practices and awaken and invigorate senses but no prior yoga experience is necessary.

Different courses have different schedules. Here are some common things you will encounter in a day at OWA:

– Yoga and Pranayama (sacred breathing practices) on the Buddha deck on the beach.

– Delicious, healthy, vegetarian macrobiotic meals three times daily.

– Joyful and deeply moving wisdom teachings from founders and faculty.

– Guided meditations during sessions or walking and moving meditations along the specially designed silent path garden at the campus.

– Intimate small group or private interactions with the teachers.

– Ample rest in our modern accommodations in rooms or villas.

– Time for personal reflection and integration.

The food we serve at OWA is delicious and healthy. We cater to a wide range of tastes while also allowing participants to enjoy the best flavors India has to offer. We can accommodate all kinds of dietary needs and tastes.

We offer freshly prepared vegetarian macrobiotic breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily in beautiful modern oceanfront dining hall. Meals are planned to be tasty and nutritious while also supportive of your spiritual journey while with us.

We are dedicated to ensuring each participant is able to eat food they love that supports their journey while with us.

Yes. International travelers are required to have a tourist visa to enter India. Visitors from 43 countries no longer have to apply for visas at local consulates, but can instead apply for their visas online and collect them at airports.

Please visit https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html for details. If you have any additional questions about obtaining a visa or traveling to India please feel free to email us and we will gladly help with your arrangements.

You experience a wide range of spiritual gifts. Here is the list.

Detox meditations for stress release, calm, increased brain health, quality sleep and serenity.

Being limitless for decreasing inner conflicts and awakening to a limitless state of consciousness. You learn to manifest your heart-felt intentions.

Field of transformation for enlightened relationships, enlightened achievements, enlightened leadership. You learn the spiritual art of moving into the ‘Now’ state. You attain the power to create a transformation in others around you.

‘Experience Enlightenment’ for the greatest spiritual realizations and sublime states of enlightenment. It is a seeker’s paradise.

‘MIT’ for training to become a meditation teacher. You train to teach OWA’s detox meditations to others.

‘The New Destiny’ for becoming a heart leader – for clarity into life’s purpose and to fall in love with life.

OWA is not affiliated with any one particular religion or religious practice. Our wisdom focuses on your own inner truth and our meditations are based upon ancient practices but are not prayer. The teachings of One World Academy are universal to all.

Yes. Many major airlines fly to Chennai such as Emirates, Ethiad, British Airways, United, Jet, Air India and more. Our campus faculty can work with you to get the best airfares and answer and questions or concerns you may have. We provide a convenient shuttle service from Chennai International Airport. Once you arrive on our secure campus, our concierge will provide care for you, direct you to your room and help with any of your needs. We plan our courses to ensure you are given time to adjust to time differences and the new environment in order to prepare for your course.

All of us at OWA are passionate students engaged in the lifelong pursuit of the transformation of human consciousness. Most of us have been on a spiritual path and teaching spirituality for more than 25 years.

We follow a culture set by the founders and we practice and share what we have directly experienced ourselves.

Many people believe they will become ill easily in India. We ensure that visitors to OWA don’t have this experience. Our kitchen is equipped with all new modern refrigeration and preparation tools. All the water is purified including in the bathrooms and all over the campus. Our food is all carefully prepared and extensive care is taken to ensure all our meals are safe and compatible with a wide range of tastes and health needs.