Be the Change

Meditate for Peace and Harmony

“I pledge to meditate daily, to open my heart and to radiate peace and harmony to all the world.”

Pledge your meditation hours. Together, we will radiate one million hours of peace and harmony into the world.
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Experience Peace in the Heart of Nature

Surrounded by 72 acres of beautiful meditation gardens and wild forest in Northern California, the Ananda Meditation Retreat is an ideal setting for a rejuvenating, inner experience.

Our Meditation Retreat has been a place of deep meditation and sincere devotion for nearly fifty years. Long before that, the Maidu Indians held this to be sacred land. The beauty and presence of the Divine is tangibly felt by all who come here.

Studies show that being in nature and using techniques such as forest bathing can greatly reduce stress and blood pressure while strengthening your immune system, concentration, and level of happiness. We provide an ideal setting for quiet immersion in nature.

Plan your own personal retreat or enjoy one of our guided programs led by our caring and joyful staff. Our facilities are also available for groups planning their own events.

Thank you so much for your love and kindness. What a joy it has been to be here in silence with nature. From the sounds of the bell ringing, deep meditation at the Temple of Silence, nourishing food and lovely gardens — I enjoyed every bit of it!S.R. Mountain View, CA

Featured Program

12 Ways of Deepening Your Spiritual Search

August 24 – 27

Each of us is unique. Whether the topic is diet, health, politics or religion, we all have different tastes, interests and needs. In the course of this retreat you’ll have the opportunity to experience twelve different approaches to spiritual growth and decide which ones you’d like to incorporate into your own practice.

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Ongoing Programs

Guided Silent Retreat

September 7 - 10, 2017
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Yoga and Meditation for Daily Life

September 1 - 3, 2017
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Women’s Retreat

Sorry, no programs exist here.

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My visit to Ananda Meditation Retreat was a really powerful and unique experience that I would recommend to anyone. The staff is very supportive and respectful of every path. Their kindness and joyfulness are a perfect example of what life could be if we were all willing to accept and respect each other.Pierre Monserrat, Sainte-Crois Vallee, France