Desert Ashram

Cause Area

  • Community
  • Environment
  • Faith-Based


3403 W SWEETWATER DRTUCSON, AZ 85745 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Dedicated to awakening the Pure Consciousness that dwells within all, manifested by the underlying harmony and eternal principles common to all spiritual paths and traditions.


Desert Ashram is a meditation and retreat center that provides a peaceful sanctuary for spiritual enrichment and inner growth. It was founded in 1976 by Swami Amar Jyoti, whose univeral teachings are devoted to transforming individual and global consciousness.

This 26 acre oasis provides a place of inspiration for people of all backgrounds, faiths and traditions. Steeped in Eastern spirituality and honoring Western teachings, the ashram offers an interspiritual approach that respects all paths. Programs include daily worship and meditation, wisdom teachings, and personal retreats.


Would you recommend Desert Ashram?
3 reviews Write a review
by stephanie c. from Barnardsville, NC (February 26, 2019)
The Ashram is a great place to work and very supportive of their volunteers and never ask too much. They are very collaborative with their volunteers which made me feel like I was making a worthwhile contribution to their organization.
by Edie P. (February 25, 2019)
I have been volunteering at Desert Ashram for almost two years now. No matter how busy my schedule gets, I always try my best to come in at least biweekly because the Ashram and the people who care for the Ashram are the kindest and most knowledgable people I have ever met. Even though the Ashram is out of the way from where I am located, it is always worth the trip whether I am helping in the kitchen, visiting the temple, or tending to the gardens/outdoor area. I would recommend Desert Ashram to all those young and old who would like a flexible volunteer place filled with love and peace of mind.

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