Experience Peace in the Heart of Nature

Surrounded by 72 acres of beautiful meditation gardens and wild forest, 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.

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 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

Our Spiritual Heritage

The Ananda Meditation Retreat was founded in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of the great spiritual master, Paramhansa Yogananda. We are the first home of Ananda, an intentional spiritual community established for the purposes of living life based on Yogananda’s teachings that embrace the truths that underlie all the great religions. People from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome here.