I am a housewife from Salem. Since August 2006, I am a volunteer at the ashram for at least 2 months in a year. Ashram is a very safe place for even young people. All the brahmacharis and brahmacahrinis are helpful and good people. I have attended many programs of Swamiji and the programs are all very decent. In fact men and women sit separately for all meditation sessions.
I feel really surprised and sad to see that some articles have come out in the papers about indecent practices going on in the ashram. This is absolutely not true. People who are speaking against these programs must first try and participate in a few of them so that they can experience all their benefits for themselves.
Seemanthi S., Salem