Universal Peace Hall

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Universal Peace Hall information

Mt Abu , India
Address
Extras Om Shanti Bhawan
Opening hours
8am-6pm
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For many the teachings are intensely powerful; there are over 4500 branches in 70 countries. It even has consultative status on the Economic and Social Council of the UN. For others, it gives off a spooky New Age-sect vibe and non-believing locals of Mt Abu might try to warn you away. You can decide for yourself by paying a visit to the university's Universal Peace Hall, where free tours are available, including an introduction to the philosophy of the Brahma Kumaris.

If you want to find out more, you can attend a daily morning meditation class (held at the museum) or take an introductory course (seven lessons), including yoga tuition for a minimum of three days, though a course of seven days is recommended. If you come out hooked, there's a further six-month advanced course to set you on target for spiritual enlightenment. There's no fee for any of these activities.