About Kanha

Located on the outskirts of Hyderabad, Telangana, Kanha Shanti Vanam is the world headquarters of the Heartfulness Institute. The ashram is an ecological paradise, a place for spiritual retreat, where you can experience simple living in-tune with inner and outer nature.

Kanha Shanti Vanam offers spiritual training along with interactive programs that promote overall wellness and opportunity to learn and contribute.

In 2019, Kanha was awarded ‘The Pride of Telangana’, for inner wellness, by Round Table India & Times of India.

The center also received the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Platinum award in 2019 for following world class environment friendly practices becoming the first meditation center in the world to achieve the feat.

The Forest of Peace

Kanha Shanti Vanam - Kanha is the epicenter of the Heartfulness Movement. Magnificent in its style and design, tranquil in its atmosphere, the beauty of the place lies in its subtlety; the natural and harmonious environment of the place resonates with the balance and love experienced by the hearts of those visiting and living in kanha.

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Our Journey

Prior to 2010, this entire area was largely barren and dry. At outset, a massive plantation drive was undertaken with special emphasis being given to the endangered local species. Over the years, the green cover has steadily increased and the landscape has been transformed.

Experience Kanha

Meet the Leader

Kamlesh Patel

Kamlesh Patel, also known as Daaji, is the current Heartfulness Guide. He offers a practical, experiential approach to the evolution of consciousness that is simple, easy to follow and available to people of all ages and walks of life.


About Heartfulness

Humanity's way forward is through the heart.

Heartfulness is the simple, and subtle practice of meditation that connects each one of us with the light and love in our hearts. Through our network of thousands of global HeartSpots and one magnificent smartphone app, we offer the world a daily practice that awakens our potential for a joyful existence. This precious gift of human transformation is provided free of charge.