An ashram is, relatively speaking, like a convent. They are places of meditation. Osho, a modern guru with a somewhat controversial reputation, is named after one of the ashram, located in Pune. It has wonderful gardens with streams, bamboo poles, maroon robes, and long, long silences. It's a place to get away from it all and enjoy the yoga, which is always practised with peace and a smile. On the other hand, there are pools, western food and European prices. It is interesting, but is too focused on being a business.