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

Opening the Heart —A Guided Retreat with Nayaswami Brindey

mala in hands

September 5-7

$130 (program fee and meals) to select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

If you want to learn how to feel and experience devotion at a deeper level, this Program is for you!

Part of going deeper in devotion is yearning for God’s inner response in silence which forges that divine inner contact. You will be given tools to learn how to listen for that longed for response!

Your host for this retreat will be Nayaswami Brindey who will draw from Paramhansa Yogananda,  Swami Kriyananda and Sister Gyanamata’s writings on prayer and devotion.

During this weekend you will explore:

  •    Basic meditation skills
  •    Ways to deepen your existing meditation and devotional practices
  •    The power of nature and guided nature activities to open the heart and still the mind.
  •    Simple techniques for healing body and mind and spirit
  •    Time alone to relax and feel
  •    Healthy and delicious meals
  •    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 for your spiritual life!


A Women's Getaway- From Joy I Came-

Women's retreat, "I can paint!"

October 9– 12

$150 (program fee and meals) to select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

A deeply rejuvenating 3 day retreat for women that will include:

  • 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 Durga and Sabari who serve at the Meditation Retreat. You will will enjoy vegetarian meals, the opportunity for massage with Ashleigh, and the Retreat’s garden and forested trails.

If you are new to meditation, you will be taught a simple breathing technique using a sanskrit mantra that help you to gain an experience of transformative inner peace.


Learn to Meditate and Go Deeper in Your Practice

jyoti

October 17- 19

$130 (program fee and meals) 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
  • Ways to deepen your existing meditation practice
  • The power of affirmation on a guided, silent nature walk
  • Time alone to relax
  • Healthy meals and gentle yoga

This retreat will be led by Nayaswami Jyoti, a longtime devotee and 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.


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

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October 24– 27

$150 (program fee and meals) 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

Holistic Recovery-Freedom from the Bondage of Self

Brindey

November 13– 16

$150 (program fee and meals) 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.

We 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 Brahmacharini Brindey