“Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you”

Deep peace is the first sensation to greet you when you arrive at the Meditation Retreat.

It is a palpable energy, making it possible to experience the joy within our beings. These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace.

Elements of the Guided Silent Retreat include:

  • Learning an ancient technique of meditation
  • Joining in group meditations that help you go deeper
  • Gentle yoga postures that help you relax and release tension
  • Nourishing vegetarian meals
  • Time for optional massage available by appointment

If you would like a longer stay, there’s a place on the registration form to either add extra nights or come early for a personal retreat or seclusion.


Sample Schedule

Please note that the Guided Silent Retreats begin each month on a different day: Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Please check your reservation arrival day carefully!

Thursday

3:00pm-5:00pm Check In
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Dinner
Introduction and Orientation
Silence Begins

Friday

Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast
How to Quiet the Mind: The Art & Science of Meditation
Lunch
Free time
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Dinner
Bhakti Yoga Kirtan

Saturday

Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast
Yoga, Spirit and Nature
Free Time
Guided Meditation
Lunch
Free Time
Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Dinner
Satsang: Spiritual Q&A

Sunday

Hatha Yoga and Meditation
Breakfast
Closing Circle: How to Create a Regular Practice of Yoga & Meditation at Home
Silence Concludes

*Sunday Service and Lunch (optional, $10) With Visit to Ananda Village

What Others Are Saying

The silent meditation retreat was an amazing opportunity to unplug and rejuvenate in a nurturing, natural environment. To be amongst the trees and beautiful gardens was so satisfying to my soul and spirit. I feel reborn.

Liz, Sacramento, CA
A place where you can connect with your Inner Peace, Nature and Higher Self. Everyone in this busy world of ours would benefit form a silent retreat at Ananda Meditation Retreat. Veronika Winski, Huntington Beach, CA
I discovered the value of not using my words, of being humbled through the silence to connect spiritually, and the value of taking in the joy of service and solitude. I feel strengthened, inspired and freed by staying connected in every moment. J. E., santa Rosa, CA
I came here because I needed to gain a sense of clarity and balance as I work to resolve some painful life experiences this year. Through the 3-day silent retreat, I was able to get in touch with a deep sense of peace and light within me. I know now how to access that spiritual core because of the tools and practices made available in this wonderful retreat.
B.C., Reno, NV