Calendar of Programs

“When two or more are gathered in My name…”

Charles and Janikidevi copyComing together with other truth seekers can lend power to guide your spiritual awareness and practices more deeply. These guided programs usher you swiftly into the transforming vibrations of peace on this land that has been home to the meditations and devotion of thousands of people 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.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.—Helen Keller

If we do not have program that is convenient for you, we are also 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

Silence is the Altar— of Spirit 3 day Guided Silent Seclusion Retreat

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October 24– 27

$150 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

During this retreat, led by Nayaswami Mukti, 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 skills for achieving inner stillness and expanding your awareness:

  • The art of meditation
  • How to deepen your intuitive guidance
  • Guided walks to tune into into the nature’s wisdom
  • Gentle exercises and yoga postures to release tension and create refreshed energy

Women's Retreat– Spirit, Art and Nature

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November 7– 9

$140 This fee includes program, art materials, and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

This weekend provides the elements that have proven to be deeply rejuvenating, especially for women:

  • Meditation
  • Personal time for reading, walking and relaxation
  • Nature activities that help still your thoughts and expand your awareness
  • An art project (for all skill levels) that brings your inspiration to a focus
  • Fun, games, laughter, sharing

Your retreated is hosted by Nayaswamis Brindey, Durga and Sabari who have live and serve

Women's retreat, "I can paint!"

Women’s retreat, “I can paint!”

at the Meditation Retreat. You will will enjoy vegetarian meals, the Retreat’s garden and forest trails, and a painting workshop with resident artist, Ashleigh Bayer.

If you are new to meditation, you will be taught a simple breathing technique using a sanskrit mantra that help you to feel the transformative calmness of being inwardly still.

Day guests are welcome! Call us for schedule details. 530 478-7557


Holistic Recovery-Freedom from the Bondage of Self

November 13– 16

$150 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Holistic Recovery is for those who have “recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body” and are interested in going deeper in their experience of Life, from the inside-out! Experience the Promises on a deeper level through meditation by learning simple, yet powerful techniques in a rejuvenating garden setting. In nature, the nerves are quieted and healing begins. This is recovery at its best.

DSC01311We invite those of you who are serious about improving your conscious contact with God through meditation, to spend this weekend at the Ananda Meditation Retreat. This retreat will be led by experienced practitioners of meditation who are also recovered for many years. They will invite you to share your questions and help you to achieve what they have attained—the simple enjoyment of peace and joy in everyday life.

This weekend you will:

  • Explore the healing silence of meditation and nature
  • Experience the joy of surrender in active calmness
  • Awaken the inner peace within you—it’s an inside job.
  • Discover that the Higher Power is a Conscious Presence within you.

Led by Nayaswamis Brindey and Sahaja


Enchanting Stillness- A Weekend Silent Retreat

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November 21– 23

$130 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

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Being silent, having time for longer meditations is a way to establish a deep and permanent connection with your soul self; the divine within you. In order to touch this deep, inward place, it’s invaluable to learn in a calm and focused environment. During this weekend you will learn:

  • Basic meditation techniques
  • Ways to deepen your existing meditation practice
  • The power of nature and guided nature activities to open the heart and still the mind.
  • Time alone to relax
  • Healthy meals and gentle yoga

On Saturday evening there will be a kirtan in the Temple of Silence. Kirtan is sacred chanting that has the power to still the mind and uplift the soul. Most chants are simple to learn, so you’ll be able to join in easily your first time.

This retreat will be led by Nayaswami Sabari, a longtime teacher of the path of 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.


Learn to Meditate and Go Deeper in Your Practice

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December 5– 7

$130 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

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

During this weekend retreat you will have the opportunity to explore:

  • Basic meditation skills
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  • The power of affirmation on a guided, silent nature walk
  • Time alone to relax
  • 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. This retreat will be led by Nayaswami Sabari


All Day Christmas Meditation at the Meditation Retreat

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December 13, 7 am – 4 pm (yoga postures 7- 8 am, meditation begins at 8 am)

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Even beginners, in the inspired atmosphere of this meditation, will find it surprisingly easy to sit far longer and more calmly than ever before. Come for all or any part. Periods of silence alternate with music, chanting, and inspirational words. Chairs provided or bring what you need to sit comfortably on the floor, including a shawl or sweater.

See link to: Christmas meditation schedule 2014

7 – 7:45 am – Energization Exercises & Hatha Yoga

8 am – Opening prayer, chanting & recordings

8:30 am Meditation  (60 minutes)

9:30 am – Chanting break – enter /exit
10 am Meditation  (90 minutes)

11:30 am – Chanting break – enter/exit

12 pm Meditation   (30 minutes)

12:40 pm – Chant

Break for 20 minutes

1:00 pm – Chanting & recordings – enter/exit

1:20 pm   Meditation   (40 minutes)

2:00 pm – Chanting break – enter/exit

2:20 pm    Meditation   (40 minutes)

3:00 pm – Chanting

3:15 pm Meditation  (30 minutes)

3:45 – 4:00 pm Closing


New Year's Kriyaban Retreat

December 28– January 1

$140 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

This retreat has been a become a favorite way to begin the new year with a deep and focusedAspiration whole large intention. This guided seclusion is only for Ananda Kriyabans, so it is a rare opportunity to go deep into the practice of Kriya Yoga and meditation. The seclusion will include:

  •  Long meditations in the Temple of Silence
  •  A guided practice of Kriya
  •  Classes on deepening your practice of Kriya
  •  Hearing archival talks of Swami Kriyananda leading Kriya initiation

Participants will be in silence during the retreat. The guided kriyaban seclusions have been very, very helpful for those who want a deeper experience of Kriya and meditation.


Art, Meditation and Transformation

January 9- 11

$140 This fee includes program, art materials and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

For many people nature is a gateway to feeling the presence of God. Similarly, when we are immersed in a creative flow we can feel God moving through us. Through meditation, guided visualizations, time in nature and time to play creatively, you will melt into a deep attunement horse-power-and-freedom-in-the-moonlight-ashleigh-dyan-moorewith the presence of God.

Celebrate the beginning of the new year by letting go of the old, and embracing what is new and alive. During this week you will:

  • Explore the power of guided visualizations to awaken a sense of abundance and intuitive flow
  • Learn basic essentials of creating a background and focus to your painting
  • Enjoy one on one time with professional artist, Ashleigh Bayer
  • Learn a basic meditation technique and tools for deepening your practice

This retreat is led by Asheigh Bayer and Nayaswami Sabari

Day guests are welcome! Call us for schedule details. 530 478-7557


Peace for Warriors—Spirituality and Martial Arts

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January 16- 17

$130 This fee includes program and meals, cabin prices vary. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

Learn techniques to open to the flow of the higher energy and power within you. Yogananda’s words, principles, and guidance have great power. Practice his simple suggestions, and you will feel a new energy filling you, giving you the power to meet every challenge with joyful confidence, calmness, and courage.

Yoga and martial arts, when practiced rightly, share a great common ground, which you will experience this weekend.

Your weekend will include:

  • Yogananda’s spiritual teachings
  • Ananda yoga postures
  • Non-violent martial arts techniques, combined with meditation, and deep relaxation
  • Light Tai Chi

You will leave this weekend feeling calm, uplifted, centered, and strong.

This weekend is led by Nayaswami Gopal.