EnlightenNext Rishikesh

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas on the banks of the Ganges is the sacred Indian town of Rishikesh. It was here in 1986 that Andrew Cohen first began to share with others the realization that was awakening in him. Since 1996 Andrew has returned to Rishikesh almost every year to lead retreats. The EnlightenNext Rishikesh Centre was opened in 1998.

In May 2008 the Centre moved to Green Valley Cottage, near the Swiss Bandhari Cottages in Tapovan. There is a weekly schedule of events and visitors are welcome to come any time to meditate, watch DVD’s about Evolutionary Enlightenment, or read from our library. All the events on our weekly schedule are free of charge.

"In evolutionary spirituality, we are more interested in the future than we are in the present moment. Why? Because the present moment has already happened, so there is not much that we can do about it. We've already arrived there. But the future, which always exists in the next moment, is something we can actually impact. The future is something that we can actually get involved in creating and take responsibility for in the most exciting way possible. When we begin to care about evolution, we feel a passion for the future that is all-consuming."

- Andrew Cohen