This program is designed for those who wish to explore meditation and develop or maintain their spiritual practices in a setting that nurtures the spirit and quiets the mind. Participants offer 20 to 30 hours of service per week, eg, cooking meals for 10 or more, cleaning cabins, carpentry, grounds maintenence and gardening. This ancient, Eastern practice of seva (meaning “selfless service”) is the most vital activity of our Ashram Program.
Other activities include:
- Daily sadhana (chanting, meditation, hatha yoga, energization)
- Reading spiritual literature
- Attending (optional) courses in the Yogananda tradition at our sister facility down the road, the Expanding Light
- Attending (optional) events in the Ananda Village in order to experience life in a large-scale spiritual community
The program is tailored to an individual’s needs and aspirations; it may last from 1 month up to 6 months. Depending upon the hours of service offered monthly, participants are asked to contribute $400- $500 per month toward their room and board.
For more information and/or to request an application, call our office at: 530-292-3024, or write reservations@meditation retreat.org.