Calendar of Programs

“Stillness is the Alter of Spirit” PY

“Be Still and know that I am God” This is in Psalm 46:10 of the Bible.  In Nayaswami’s Jyotish and Devi’s new book “Touch of Light” Jyotish talks about this subject in a much more expansive way.  That it isn’t meant simply to be physically still, although a necessary component. He speaks about stilling the prana, or the life force….and that this is how we will come to know God.  Learning how to experience inner Stillness is what is taught here at Ananda Meditation Retreat as well as our other facilities and Colonies.  We are here to serve in your journey to Stillness

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.

The Essence of The Bhagavad Gita:

Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda

As Remembered by His Disciple, Swami Kriyananda

The state of complete inner tranquility, (which is) attained by yoga meditation, wherein the little self (the ego) perceives itself as the Self, enjoys itself as the Self;–“

Stanza (6:20) Chapter 18 the True Yoga

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:

  1. Learning basic meditation techniques
  2. Joining in group meditations that help you go deeper
  3. Gentle yoga poses that will help relax and release tension
  4. Accompany you on silent nature experiences in our lush gardens to help you regain your inner awareness and calm

 


Finding the Peace of Your Soul —A Guided Silent Retreat

June 25-28 (3 days)

$150 - for 3 days - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

During this retreat, led by Nayaswami Brindey and Nayaswami Durga, you will learn to still your mind and open your heart to the whispers of guidance that are freely available to you. Learn specific, proven techniques for drawing inner guidance, and testing its validity in your life. Discover who you really are, and all you are meant to become.

You will learn these proven tools for achieving inner stillness and expanding your awareness:

  1. The art and science of prayer and meditation
  2. Deepening your intuitive guidance
  3. Guided Nature exercises that will open your heart
  4. Gentle Ananda Yoga postures, that will help to release tension and give you the ability to Meditate more deeply

First Timers Learn to Meditate Weekend

July 17–19

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Angel Blessings


The Ananda Meditation Retreat, a place of deep meditation for the past 45 years, provides a perfect atmosphere for cultivating awareness of your own inner peace. This weekend will provide you with a simple and profoundly effective meditation technique,as well as time (and lots of quiet) to practice and have your own inner experience of soul awareness.

Led by Nayaswami Brindey

During this retreat you will explore:

  1. Basic meditation skills
  2. Nature activities that will enhance your inner Joy
  3. The power of affirmation
  4. Time alone to relax
  5. Healthy meals and gentle yoga

A perfect weekend if you are new to personal retreat or wish to have just enough structured time and activity to allow you to relax in yourself and find renewed inspiration.

See Schedule for the Weekend


A Women's Retreat-God in the aspect of Divine Mother

July 24 - 26

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Here in the Sanctuary of nurturing Gardens, in clean fresh air, you will begin to feel energized and able to meditate.  This will be followed by nature activities and classes to help enhance your nurturing and intuitive nature.
This is a very important time for Women to come together and learn how
to meditate and pray together.  Then as we serve in the world it will be
in harmony with divine love.

You can learn:

  1. That you are a part of All that Is
  2. How Divine Mother manifests
  3. To experience true relaxation through nature and stillness

God is for Everyone~~yes even you~~

July 31-Aug 2

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

woman on benchNaughty or good, we are children of the Divine.  This Retreat will help you know how to make that connection.
This is a non-dogmatic approach to Spirituality.
How we relate to God is essential to our happiness
This Retreat is inspired by the book “God is for Everyone” written
by Swami Kriyananda.  He was inspired to write it because of the original “Science of Religion” published by Self  Realization Fellowship and originated from the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Led by Nayaswami Brindey and Anandi Gray

What to expect:

  1.   You will be given key techniques on how to practice the presence of God.
  2.   You will come to understand the difference between Religion and the
    the Spiritual life as Paramhansa Yogananda explained it.
  3.   You will begin to learn how to live in Peace with God
  4.   Learn the benefits of Meditation and Devotion

 

 


Silent Guided Retreat

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Aug 21-23

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Now more than ever is the time to retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life and re-enter your true reality………the Souls ever existing Calmness.

Silent Satsang (Fellowship) is one of the best ways to do this.  The surrounding support of other truth seekers and the gentle guidance of those who are living the teachings of Sanatan Dharma (Eternal Truth) brought by Paramhansa Yogananda and taught by his Direct Disciple Swami Kriyananda.

In this Weekend you will:

  • Enjoy listening to teachings that will bring you into your own experience of Peace.
  • Be given time to absorb the atmosphere of these healing gardens.
  • Have the opportunity to go deep into the Silence, so you can become aware of  Gods Grace that is ever at hand.

Conscious Recovery

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Aug 28-30

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Deepening your Conscious contact with God as you understand Him can be a daunting task.  Taking what we have already learned and expanding it so that it is a joyful practice is what Conscious Recovery is all about.

How we identify ourselves can either limit us or begin to expand us.  As we begin to experience deeper love for this life that has been saved from hopelessness and despair.

Meditation is the Key that can unlock doors that seem to be shut or not easily opened for those of us in recovery.

In this Retreat you will:

  • Be given a simple and powerful concentration technique that will be indispensable
  • Learn a 5 point process that will help you integrate yoga and recovery in a holistic way.
  • Have opportunity to experience nature, that you can take home with you
  • Gain once again the deep gratitude for the life you have been given

 

 


Beginners Learn to Meditate Retreat

Sept 4-6

$130 - This fee includes program and all your meals. Lodging varies according to the cabin you choose. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

301298_10150420495578410_1742582367_nHere in the beautiful foot hills of Nevada City Ca., where the tall Pine and Manzanita grow you will find the perfect environment to learn how to meditate or to refresh your practice if it’s gotten a bit stale!  “Environment is stronger than will power” Paramhansa Yogananda often repeated this to his disciples.

Then you will be able to take it home and create an inner and an outer environment that you can always retreat to!

“Everything else can wait but your search for truth cannot wait!” PY

You will learn:

  • An ancient an extremely effective technique for concentration that will help you calm the mind and the breath~
  • What Meditation is and what it is not~
  • How to apply these practical teachings in everyday life~
  • How to experience these healing gardens in peace and quiet~

 


Art Workshop-Painting from your Center- with Ashleigh

Sept 5

$25 Day guest fee This includes Lunch and sliding scale donation to Ashleigh of $60-$100

11252867_10153420795083729_4013675579940058760_n AshleighAshleigh wants everyone to know that they can paint!  Yes, even you! Learning to Paint from intuition, painting from your Center, rather than by form or technique is Ashliegh’s specialty.

This one day Painting Workshop will bring you a sense of child like freedom that is waiting to be expressed once again.

You will experience

  1.   Yourself Painting from Within
  2.   Bonding with other creative like minded souls
  3.   How Painting can help free you from ego
  4.   The Joy of Painting Intuitively