“Joy is the natural state of the Soul” PY
“If it were just a few people that were joyful, then one could say it was these particular people who expressed joy. But when it is a whole community of almost 200, you come to know that it is what they are doing that is making the difference.” SK. You too can find this well spring of Joy inside your own self. Through these guided programs you will learn how to maintain a happiness that is not dependent on outward circumstance. Learning to meditate is easier than you think! You will find yourself transformed with a peace that you will first find here in these serene and healing gardens and then be able to take home as thousands of people have done over the past 45 years.
Your retreat leaders are long time yogis whose honor it is to serve you and make your stay here fruitful in blessings of inner joy.
Come hear, while I sing you of emerald hills, Of valleys and meadows so fair. That all who have seen them have carried away memories in their hearts, friends, like the lilacs of May:
Oh, my song is the story of the lilacs of May.
A Stanza from “Emerald Isle” Swami Kriyananda
If there is a program that you would like to see presented, please let us know about it. We are happy to serve you in creating a personalized silent retreat to suit your needs. Elements to your silent retreat may include:
- Learning basic meditation techniques
- Joining in group meditations that help you go deeper
- Gentle yoga poses that will help relax and release tension
- Accompany you on silent nature experiences in our lush gardens to help you regain your inner awareness and calm