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
Patanjali’s Inner Journey of Awakening
Come with us on a journey into the teachings of the great sage and ‘father of Yoga’, Patanjali, called Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The word sutra which refers to aphorisms, or rules, means to “string or thread or weave”, just as the English word suture means “to stitch together.” Patanjali’s goal was to show us the way to live in Yoga, or unified with all that is. Our retreat will be about integration and memory, or Smriti, remembering our true nature as one with the Divine.
Journaling and Meditation to Awaken Your Potential
Whether you’re a new or experienced journaler, this workshop is meant to help you realize abundance in all forms through the application of journaling techniques designed to help you identify your deepest truth, highest ideals and desires, as well as what you’d like to let go of.
Spiritually charged journaling techniques are taught to help you set high-minded intentions and express your true Self, while meditation techniques allow you to give yourself time, space, and stillness to feel what is most important to you and who you truly are.
Our very first Summer Yoga Program is approaching! Learn how to meditate with the peace and energy of the outdoors. This program encompasses a wide range of activities, which include but aren’t limited to: daily yoga & meditation classes, serving in the community, nature activities, a garden talk, kirtan, movie, sharing circles, and a daily river trip.
Guided Silent Retreat
Yoga and Meditation for Daily Life
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