"So many places I saw in one yaer-some are amazing and some are incredibly beautiful, but no one like this place! A piece of vegan paradise on earth. You are an Indian angel and my home will be yours as soon as you come to see me." - Pascal Sage, France.
"Since 1 year, we travelled around the world and met a lot of people, always happy to find good people like Shankar and sriram. A little piece of paradise in India for vegan people with nature and the animals and good friends. Hope to see you again." Lauren Faure, France.
"Mission Garden Eden" - Thomas Patock, Germany.
"Very enjoyable stay for 3 weeks. Peace + quiet + time to reflect. Thank you you for your help and kindness. Food was good and company excellent. Thank you. with love." Jane Hallows, Birmingham, England.
"I felt I should have known you much earlier, better late than never! It was an interesting experience satying here last few days, I am amazed at your humble attitude, ability to connect with people of diverse nature. What you have achieved so far is a beautiful beginning; though this is not for everyone, I hope this inspires many from several different perspectives. All the best for you and veganism. Also, a special mention about Srirama-he is a great kid. I am amazed looking at his patience and the support he extends on several occasions. I wish a bright future to him. We will keep in touch, feel free to reach me if you need support at any time." Krishna Shastry, Kasaragod, Kerala.
"Had a quiet, relaxing and lovely stay. Was fantastic to come to this ideallic retreat after having been travelling around India's big cities for a year. Take with me a lot of wisom words :). Keep up the great efforts. Peace, love and animal rights." - Mia Baldursdottir, Denmark.
"There is so much to learn from you, your values and ideals are an inspiration for us. Being here and spending time with you has been an invaluable experience. I hope to work and hope have a long fruitful association with you as we progress in our journey of evolving into better vegans and getting many more to join our vegan family.... Love and regards" - Himani Shetty
"Had a lovely two day visit to the retreat and was fortunate to be there for your b'day and interact with your very nice close friends. Really appreciate and admire the work that has been put in to spread the vegan message and hope that you conntinue with the same energy and intensity going forward. Also really enjoyed our discussions on various different concepts of a vegan lifestyle and your overall outlook towards life" - Ashi Anand, Mumbai.
"Lovely ecological space, a paradise for vegans" - Dr. Nandita Shah, Mumbai.
"A very nice and humanitarian concept made to experience practically. Thanks for Shankar Narayan and Sriram for their effort towards making humanity to understand the reality and sensitivity of life in its true, basic form. Wishing you all the best" - Vijaya Gopala, Mysore.
"Shankar, people like you who are true karma yogis are VERY rare. But the fact that God has created you shows that life with all its shortcomings and negativity is still worth living and our ideals worth striving for. With you always. See you at Sthitaprajna next year, God willing" - Mohan Santhanam, Carnatic Vocalist, Chennai, India.
"Dear Shankar & Sriram, 'Sthitaprajna' is a lovely vegan retreat. It is a treat for our senses and soul. Both your hospitality and affection was amazing. All the best to you both and may only good things cross your path in life" - Kala and Dhananjay, Chennai.
"A small paradise for vegans and vegetarians, who want to escape for a while the hectic life around them. I wish that Shankar Narayan's project will grow and will become a definite success for peaceful meetings in future" -Dr. Med.Walter Neussel, Wittlich, Germany.
"To Shankar & Sriram, many thanks for a unique experience with both of you here. It was a wonderful way to end our trip to India and we will remember you both as the essence of our journey. Hopefully, we will see you both again one day, may be in New Zealand. All the best for your vegan adventure together" - Ian and Cathy Duffield, New Zealand.
"Dear Shankar and Shreeram, I have loved staying at your wonderful vegan retreat, here in the quiet rural area of Byndoor, you have both been excellent hosts and friends to me, your generosity, cooking and inspirational way of looking at life, is the future of a better future for humanity. Both of you are part of whole that makes life still worth living and being hopeful. Absolutely a brilliant stay. The best place to stay in India, Rock on forever".- Colin Sky Godfrey, Newzealand.
"Really enjoyed being here in peaceful, relaxed sylvan surroundings - the sights and sounds of nature. Thanks to Shankar (and Sriram) for his wonderful food and hospitality" - Sandeep Dinker and Karin Gunnarsson, Wales, UK.
"I admire your philosophy, lifestyle and what you are doing. Thank you for inviting us to your home and being a great host" - Rehma Chandaria, Middlesex, UK.
"Magnificent Location, highlighting native vegetation + beautiful western Ghats mountains. Great host Shankar" - Greg Norman, Australia.
"Samadhana Chittakke Yogya Parisara, Saatvika aahaara, sajjanateya nadavalike, sarala jeevana, evellavoo elli sammilitagondide. Tumbu aatmaaraamada anubhavavaayitu. E sthitaprajna - sthala lokoddhaarakke, atmoddhaarakke atyavashya. shrEyobhivruddhirastu! "- Gopalakrishna Bhat, Yellapur.
"A good step forward in the direction of 'back to nature'. A really good place to rewind, relax and to meditate" - Jathindra, Maravanthe, India.