Peace of Mind takes place in Gyan Sarovar, a large complex that hosts thousands of visitors. It is also known as the Academy for a Better World. Opened in 1996 as part of The Brahma Kumaris 60 years celebration, the building of Gyan Sarovar involved the construction a complete village complex on 25 acres of land about 4km from the original Madhuban campus. Thousands of fruit tress have been planted in and around Gyan Sarovar.
The campus incorporates several environmental sustainability features: solar water heating for bathing water; a solar array that generates steam for cooking; a 10Kw hybrid wind-solar-diesel system with battery bank that ensures a 24 hour power supply to the telephone and audio-visual; a plant capable of treating 200,000 litres of waste water (generated by kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities) such that nearly 80% is available for re-use; and waste separation and support for local re-cycling practices).
The complex is smoke, alcohol and non-prescription drug free.
Accommodation at Gyan Sarovar is simple and clean. Most of the rooms provide shared accommodation with two single beds, occasionally three, and an Indian style ensuite bathroom.
All meals are Indian vegetarian with some dishes from other cuisines. Generally arrangements can be made for special dietary concerns. Cooking and food preparation is done on site by people who are experienced in both meditation and culinary practice and food is freshly prepared in an atmosphere of spiritual peace. Meals are served in the large top floor and terrace area of the multi storey kitchen and dining block. Access is by stairs or lift.
Several dedicated rooms provide a peaceful environment for quiet reflection. Everyone is very welcome to come to Baba’s Room, the Meditation Dome and the Point of Light Meditation Room for personal meditation throughout the day.
Universal Harmony Hall is a 1,500 fixed seat auditorium with facilities for simultaneous translation in several languages and a large stage for music, dance and other performance sessions. Downstairs from the main hall is a 300 seat studio, the Meditation Hall, which is used for meditation, exercise and smaller group sessions. In the adjacent Centre for Higher Learning there are a small central courtyard, offices, a library and 12 multi-purpose seminar rooms.