Bangalore, May 29 (AP) The Satchidanand ashrama in Bangalore has closed its doors to the public following a mental anguish incident involving its director.

The Mahasabha-run ashram has been shut since March, after a man allegedly attacked a woman with a sword in the parking lot.

His mother told local media that her son’s attack had left him feeling suicidal.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was later discharged.

The Satchidasananda ashrama is a Buddhist meditation and worship place located at the Sangeetanagara temple on the outskirts of Bangalore.

The ashram’s director, Kripal Uma Bhagwan, said the incident has left the ashram without a director.

“I feel that I am in mental anguish and have been unable to manage the situation,” he said.

“The ashram cannot afford to lose its director as there are many people who want to be a part of the ashrama.”

According to the Satchidiyananda website, the ashrams purpose is to offer a unique Buddhist experience for both individuals and families.

“We are not here to make money but to give our Dharma as well as our spiritual guidance and inspiration,” it said.

It said it will reopen as soon as the “mental anguish” is cleared.