The Sacred Island of Naitauba, Fiji

Naitauba Island (Adi Da Samrajashram) is a pristine island in Northern Lau, Fiji. It is the Hermitage Sanctuary of Avatar Adi Da Samraj, spiritually empowered by Him as the primary place from which His Divine Blessing flows perpetually to the world. Naitauba is the site of His principal ashram home and of the most precious sacred sites and temples in Adidam, including The “Brightness”, Adi Da’s Mahasamadhi burial site. For 25 years, Adi Da lived on Naitauba, imbuing it with His sacred Blessing, and working to establish the island as a unique esoteric and ecological treasure.

Adi Da Samrajashram is devoted to contemplative spiritual life, and maintaining a focused ashram environment for spiritual practice in relationship to Adi Da Samraj. It is also strongly committed to the principles of green living, sustainable energy, self-sufficiency, cooperation, tolerance, and peace. Adi Da’s devotees and the local Fijian and Indo-Fijian staff live together in harmony, serving and protecting the sacred environment of the island.

 

Naitauba is a Divine Gift for the sake of everyone—not just for those who live here now, but a profound Gift to everyone. I am happy for My devotees, and we are happy together. We can make a difference with this place, this piece of Earth. This place is not just a piece of land but a piece of life, a piece of Earth itself—a chakra, a center of influence that could change the life of humankind. What a beauty! What a grace! May all beings be Blessed! May the Island be Blessed! May all who argue with the Truth and who despair be made Blissful and be transformed by the Living One. May all beings on this planet—human, non-human, and beyond the human, come and gone, here and elsewhere—know Happiness and Love-Bliss. May they all be Blessed by this event. May they be Blessed. May they be Blessed. May they be Blessed.

— Adi Da Samraj

 

Over the years many beautiful temples and meditation halls have been built on Naitauba, as well as housing and retreat facilities, art and music studios, a clinic, a primary school for the children of Fijian staff, roads, orchards, an organic farm, a rainwater collection system, and other infrastructure. Local non-human and natural wild life is protected, from the coral reefs and tropical fish to the native doves and parrots, iguanas, butterflies, and coconut crabs. As a benign presence in the Fijian Islands for close to thirty years, Adi Da Samrajashram provides support, livelihood, and assistance for many local Fijian families and children.

Members of Adidam and invited guests from around the world visit the island regularly for meditation retreat, service, and special celebrations. In order to support the focus of contemplation, application is required to come to Naitauba, and access is by invitation only. Adi Da Samrajashram is imbued with the powerful spiritual presence of Adi Da Samraj, from the countless hours and days that He spent living and working there. Because of this, Naitauba will always be a core place of pilgrimage and spiritual retreat for present and future generations of devotees of Adi Da Samraj.

As a uniquely pure sanctuary of spiritual blessing, and a protected natural treasure of rare and increasing environmental significance, Naitauba Island is a true sacred gift to the world.