You may be surprised at what seclusion with God will do for your body, mind and soul. Through the portals of silence, the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you. Parmahansa Yogananda

A personal retreat or seclusion is taking dedicated time to allow yourself to focus on your thoughts, ideas, creativity, feelings—tapping into the part of you, the biggest part of you, that gets lost in everyday busyness and routine.

When you arrive at the Ananda Meditation Retreat, you will notice the beauty of the gardens, the lovely sound of water fountains, the sparkling sun pouring in through tall pines, but it is the silence that brings the first-time visitor to a sudden stop.

Once getting settled in your cabin, you may feel so calm that the first thing you want to do is take a long nap! In a day or so, you acclimate and feel yourself flowing with your non-routine. Reading, hiking, enjoying the view from Bald Mountain, painting, writing, the day is yours alone.

We also have scheduled meditations and other activities if you would prefer more structure. Rediscover the inspiration that flows from that silent place within yourself; that place that can only find itself in Silence.

“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