LOTUS – Visitor Information

LOTUS Reception and Gift Shop


Visitors are welcome and encouraged to experience LOTUS in person.

Open November–March April–October
Monday–Friday 11:30am–12:45pm
Friday 7:30pm–9:00pm 7:30pm–9:30pm
Saturday–Sunday 10:00am–5:00pm 10:00am–6:00pm



LOTUS is open for noon meditation (12:00–12:30pm) year round, weather permitting. It is recommended that you call the day before your visit to LOTUS to confirm that there have been no changes in the schedule.

We request that you wear attire appropriate for a place of worship, such as slacks and shirts, skirts and blouses, or dresses. During the winter season, the road to LOTUS is sometimes closed because of snow and ice and the shrine is not open. At that time of the year, it is always advisable to call before coming to visit so that you can confirm that the shrine will indeed be open.

For additional information, call LOTUS reception at 1.434.969.4052 during hours LOTUS is open and 1.434.969.3121 ext 108 after hours.

Map to Yogaville and LOTUS

40 miles from Yogaville

  • LOTUS is located in Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville in Buckingham, Virgina, a multi-faith community based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda. For those who would like to visit for more than a day, accommodations may be available at the ashram. The nearest motels and B&Bs in this rural area are approximately a half hour drive from LOTUS, and the City of Charlottesville is an hour’s drive away.
  • Guest stays at Yogaville
  • Driving directions
  • GPS Address: 1 Unity Place, Buckingham, VA 23921