Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF) always welcomes people from different parts of the world to experience its tranquil atmosphere and spiritual vibes. Nivasa Dakshina refers to the donations offered by guests on their stay at Adi Sankara Nilayam. It is meant for the accommodation facilities at Adi Sankara Nilayam.
CIF, housed at Adi Sankara Nilayam, the maternal birth-home of Sri Adi Sankaracharya, is marked by its serene character, rich and unique architectural design and the spiritual ambience. In order to enhance the feeling in seekers and help them reach into their own divinity, a vigraha of Sri Adi Sankara was installed in 2015. Meditating in this room is most fulfilling and effortless. Truly, Sri Sankara is felt here in the light of the ever-lit akhanda jyoti and the regular chants and prayers that fill this room. The centuries old Melpazhur mana also houses some ancient temples. CIF campus also constitutes a residential quarters with kitchen and dining facilities, a computer lab with internet access, lecture halls for discourses and conferences, serene spaces for reflection and self-study and temples and prayer rooms for solitude and worship. It makes CIF an ideal place for learning, contemplation and retreat.