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.

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 Programs

Simon-Lee-and-Narayni-in-Meditation-Retreat-kitchen-1024x685Seva Yoga Ashram Program

Experience daily meditations, service projects, yoga classes, and meals with other truth-seekers in this low-cost program. Participants live at the tranquil Meditation Retreat while serving 20-30 hours per week. Learn more.

Guided Silent Retreats at the Ananda Meditation Retreat

Guided Silent Retreats

Still your mind and rejuvenate your spirit in our 3-day guided silent retreats. Meditation gardens and wild forest provide the perfect backdrop for you to go deep into Silence and re-enter your true reality… the Soul’s ever existing Calmness. Learn more.

Rejuvenation for Cancer Patients

July 17 – August 7, 2016
Restore your body and mind from the side affects of treatments with meditation, yoga and more in this transformative 3 week program with Lee Majewski  Learn more.

 Looking for a retreat, but tired of fighting Bay Area traffic?

Check out our limited-time offer that lets you leave your car at home and have not only a relaxing retreat, but a relaxing journey here.

Yoga teachers…

…You can earn Continuing Education credit for Yoga Alliance while attending a weekend program. Inquire at meditationretreat@ananda.org

The Original Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa YoganandaOur 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.