Calendar of Programs

The Refinement of Awareness



What would “refinement of awareness” look like?  In fact, what is refinement of awareness?  I asked myself this question and this is the photograph that to my eye conveyed this standard of awareness.  In these beautiful young people there is the clear joy of living a life they chose, with the joy of song in their hearts.  The saying is that “a picture says a thousand words”.

There is no crudeness, no baseness, only refinement in their expression of joy and sincerity in devotion to God.

The practice of daily deep meditation, coupled with selfless service is part of the formula for this kind of a life.  It takes courage to be sure, but once in the waters of living rightly and trying to love  the Divine in all, the waters of Truth help to carry us on the way to contentment and a “refined awareness” in every action, in everyday.

Come and refine your awareness by learning how to meditate, or rejuvenate the practice you already have. Coming to the Meditation Retreat for a few days where you are supported and refreshed you will take home a more peace filled self.

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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 retreat to suit your needs.

 Elements to your 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

3 Day Silent Guided Retreat - Finding the Peace of your Soul

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Sept. 17-20--Oct. 22-25 and Nov. 19-22

$150 - 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.and Peace. Yoga Meditation is both a science and an art!  Through the scientific techniques of controlling our breath (prana) which is also life force, we begin to experience the effects of Yoga Meditation on the mind.

In this Weekend you will:

Be given time to absorb the atmosphere of these healing gardens. Come to know that  you have everything within you that you need to be at Peace. Have the opportunity to go deep into the Silence, so you can become aware of  Gods Grace that is ever at hand.


Prayer and Meditation Retreat

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Aug 28-30 and again Nov.13-15

$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

Dedicating an entire weekend to prayer and meditation can give you the breakthrough you have yearned for. Given the opportunity each of us can enter into the chamber of Silence where we can know that our prayers are heard and our ability to listen through correct meditation can be enhanced. “The fundamental cure for all human ills is everywhere one and the same: to raise one’s consciousness.”  Paramhansa Yogananda ‘Whispers from Eternity’

In this Retreat you will:

Have opportunity to experience nature, in a way that will last after you go back home Be given a simple and powerful concentration technique that you will find indispensable in learning to meditate Come to understand Prayer in a new way.  As a child of God, not as a beggar Learn that Power is an aspect of God and how to tap into it


First Timers' Retreat - Meditation for Starters

Sept 4-6 Also Oct. 16-18 and Nov.6-8

$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

Yogananda in the Sky

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

At this Retreat 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

5 Day Guided Seclusion - Answering your Soul call

Mary in the Garden

Sept. 22 - 27

Cabin with private accomodations includes everything is $750. Shared accomodations is an extra $375. $500 for a Tent Bungalow. Shared accomodations is $375 extra. Womens Lodge is also $500. To select your accommodation, click the orange "Book Your Stay" in the upper right on this page

IMG_4331The Fall Season is a natural time when we begin to want to come inward.  Come and join us with other souls who are craving the same solitude you are.  This is an opportunity to take a seclusion with others and go deeper everyday.  The classes that will be lead will  be taught by experienced practitioners in meditation and seclusion.  You will find them to be of the utmost support while you are here.

While you are in Seclusion:

There will be classes on Raja Yoga: Some examples; Hatha Yoga and it’s true purpose Meditation and Prayer as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda You will learn about the 8 aspects of God There will be time for study and reflection You will be able to keep silence as much as you wish to You will be able to participate in Karma Yoga for an hour or so a day…. Therapeutic Massage will also be available to you


A Woman's Retreat - Devotion and Female Saints

Oct 30 - Nov. 1

$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

This Beautiful Retreat will be lead by Spiritual women who have been practicing spiritual principals and teachings for decades.  Each will speak and share about a particular female Saint that has touched their lives.

During this weekend you will have opportunity to absorb and attune yourselves to these Women Saints as well!