ananda vanam

art and deep ecology ashram

"I was in action, restless, continually in motion, you silenced me, made me mute, speechless, brought me to peace in your bosom"


ananda vanam, meaning ‘forest of bliss’  is a ‘post urban’ center for art, deep ecology and consciousness, initiated by Ananda Surya (poet) and Gayatri Gamuz (artist) in the countryside of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu, India.

Holistic and meditative being through community life and expressive art practices are nurtured in the setting of a permaculture farm with natural architecture.