Garden Getaway
Stay at the Meditation Retreat midweek and receive a free admission to the Crystal Hermitage Gardens!

You can enjoy the retreat’s naturalized woodland garden- AND the sublime beauty of Springtime at Ananda- at the Crystal Hermitage. Thousands of tulips mix with other colorful Spring flowers and blossoming trees, in a terraced setting with lovely views of forested hills as a backdrop.

The Garden Getaway gives you one admission to the gardens with each reservation Sunday night through Wednesday night, April 10-April 30.
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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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Ananda Meditation App

Guided Meditations and Techniques for iOS and Android Based on the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

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Go deeper in the joy of your own Self.

Experience Peace in the Heart of Nature

Surrounded by 72 acres of beautiful meditation gardens and wild forest in Northern California’s Sierra Foothills, 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 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.


Guided Silent Retreat

April 25 - 29, 2018
May 31 - June 3, 2018
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Yoga and Meditation for Daily Life

July 13 - 15, 2018
August 31 - September 2, 2018
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Women’s Retreat

May 10 - 13, 2018
June 15 - 17, 2018
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Day Program: May 12,2018
Full Weekend Program: May 10-13, 2018

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May 25-27, 2018

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Yoga in the Heart of Nature
Silent Retreat

September 6-9, 2018

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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
At Ananda, you feel welcome. Whatever faith or background you are from, you are welcome. The garden holds energy that you can feel through your body. The yoga is gently guided and you can come with little or no experience. The practices for meditation that are taught take you to another level of relaxation.
— I would highly, highly recommend. S.L. Grass Valley, CA