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The Hermitages and Sanctuaries of Adidam


Traditionally, Spiritual Masters have been provided with places that were set apart geographically, psychically, and socially from the conventional world, places where they were free to do their Spiritual Work in an appropriate and secluded circumstance. And these places became Spiritually Empowered through their Presence and Work, and as a result continued to Spiritually Transmit the Blessing of the Spiritual Master beyond His or Her human lifetime.

In this traditional manner, devotees of Avatar Adi Da have provided places for Him His "Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitages" and His "Ruchira Sannyasin Sanctuaries" where He is set apart to do His Blessing-Work for the sake of humanity as a whole, as well as His specific Spiritual Work with devotees who come on pilgrimage to receive the Initiatory Spiritual Blessing of being in His physical Company on retreat.




These Holy Sites, if rightly honored, would activate My Divine Transmission in a very profound sense, and would even have a benignly transforming Effect on everything that exists.

Adi Da Samraj


Thus my My Work for the entire world is My Divine Blessing-Work, Which I do principally in seclusion. I live in perpetual retreat in a hermitage mode, and receive those of My devotees who are rightly prepared in that circumstance. Sometimes I roam in public circumstances, in order to have contact with people in general. But, fundamentally, I remain in hermitage retreat.

Adi Da Samraj



Avatar Adi Da has established and spiritually empowered five Hermitages and Sanctuaries for all time, imbuing them with His Transcendental Spiritual Force and Blessing. Up until 1995, Avatar Adi Da tended to reside at one Hermitage or Sanctuary for an extended period of years.   Adidam Holy Domains

My five Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitages and Ruchira Sannyasin Sanctuaries — including Adi Da Samrajashram, Ruchira Dham Hermitage, Tat Sundaram Hermitage, The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary, and Da Love-Ananda Mahal — are a domain that is entirely not "of this world".

My Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitages and Ruchira Sannyasin Sanctuaries are the Source-Domain for all My devotees.

Adi Da Samraj


The Mountain Of Attention The Mountain Of Attention was the principal site of Avatar Adi Da's Teaching Work from 1974 to the early 1980's.
   
The Entrance Sign at All Eyes Gate, the front gate of The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary
The Entrance Sign at All Eyes Gate
(The front gate of The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary)

The Entrance Sign at All Eyes Gate
(The front gate of The Mountain Of Attention Sanctuary)

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Da Love-Ananda Mahal
 Da Love-Ananda Mahal was the principal site of Avatar Adi Da's Teaching Work in the early 1980's.
   
The Entrance Sign at the Front Gate to Da Love-Ananda Mahal
The entrance sign at the front gate to Da Love-Ananda Mahal

The Entrance Sign at the Front Gate to Da Love-Ananda Mahal
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Adi Da Samrajashram Adi Da Samrajashram was the principal site of Avatar Adi Da's Teaching and Blessing Work from 1983 through 1995.
   
The Entrance Sign at the Wharf of Adi Da Samrajashram
The Entrance Sign at the Wharf of Adi Da Samrajashram

The Entrance Sign at the Wharf of Adi Da Samrajashram
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After 1995, Adi Da tended to freely move among the various Hermitages and Sanctuaries, in His spontaneous work of world-Blessing. He also established two more Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitages:

Tat Sundaram Tat Sundaram
in Northern California
Ruchira Dham
 Ruchira Dham
on Lopez Island, Washington

Over the years, temples and meditation halls have been built, at Adi Da's request, in each of the larger Hermitages and Sanctuaries. His purpose has been to Empower such sacred sites as places where devotees can be filled with His Radiant Divine Blessing.

Adi Da designed a special logo for the institutional entity that maintains, protects, and develops the Empowered Sanctuaries:

The Avataric Holy Domains of Adidam

Avatar Adi Da Samraj is Spiritually alive at each Hermitage and Sanctuary, in perpetuity. He has Invested Himself Spiritually in these sacred places, and His Transcendental Spiritual Power and Presence is constantly active, and will always be Present, in each of them.


The Sign that a Place has been Transcendentally-Spiritually-Empowered by Me Is That My Divine Transcendental Spiritual Presence (or Focus) Happens and Remains There.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj


When This Body Passes, I will be Resident everywhere in these Places I have Designated as being the Places where I will be uniquely Accessible in perpetuity.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj


The . . . Sanctuaries are Mine. They were given to Me for Hermitage. I have literally Empowered them by taking these places on as my Very Body. They are Agents of Mine — not separate from Me, but in Oneness with Me, like this Body.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj


I will always (forever), during and after (and forever after) the (physical) Lifetime of My Divinely-Avatarically-Born bodily (human) Divine Form (here), be Divinely Transcendentally Spiritually Present (by all My Divine Avataric Means) at all . . . of the Directly-by-Me Transcendentally Spiritually Empowered Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitages and Ruchira Sannyasin Sanctuaries . . . each of Which I have Directly Transcendentally Spiritually Empowered and Transcendentally Spiritually Established as a unique Sacred Domain (and a Perpetual Agent of My Divine Avataric Purposes), Set Apart (and, Thus, Made Holy) for constant Pilgrimages and Retreats (and every other truly Me-Invoking, and devotionally Me-Recognizing, and devotionally to-Me-responding, and devotionally Me-serving Sacred use) by My by-Me-Transcendentally-Spiritually-Initiated devotees.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, Da Love-Ananda Gita


The Directly-By-Me Transcendentally Spiritually Empowered Sapta-Na Sannyasin Hermitages and Ruchira Sannyasin Sanctuaries Are Holy (or Set-Apart) Places because of The Unique Divine Transcendental Manifestation of My Divine Avataric Person That Happens in Them.

Therefore, These Holy Places Are now, and forever hereafter My Agents on the Earth.

All of These Most Sacred Places must be preserved as The Great Divine Avataric Holy Places of Adidam Ruchiradam forever.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, 2008


All the Directly-by-Me Transcendentally Spiritually Empowered Sapta Na Sannyasin Hermitages and all the Directly-by-Me Transcendentally Spiritually Empowered Ruchira Sannyasin Sanctuaries are My Places. . . My devotees must understand the supreme importance of these matters. . . Therefore, you must keep these Places secure and see that they are not violated, that they are not threatened in any way, that they are not desecrated, and I am rightly approached and rightly served in these unique Places — in perpetuity . . .

I will always be in Residence in My Houses, always Sitting in My Sukra Kendras, always Sitting in the Communion Halls where I have been Invoked — forever.

Avatar Adi Da Samraj, pages 139-140
The Nine Great Laws Of Radical Devotion To Me



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