About Us

Swami Ambikananda’s Quintessence Ashram or Universal Independent Ashram began in London during the 60s with the meeting of Swamiji and Raja Ram, the founder of the Quintessence rock band. Swamiji gave the band spiritual teaching and also composed some of their hits. It wasn’t long before the ashram grew as friends, roadies, groupies and friends-of-friends met Swamiji. His instruction was not just through words. He cooked and cared for his devotees helping them with the minutest details of their lives.

Since Swamiji’s mahasamadhi, the ashram still meet regularly to sing and dance to God.

Monthly weekend retreats at Glen Lodge take place on the second weekend of the month (for members).

For booking please contact Glen Lodge/Satchitananda ghislaineraby@btinternet.com