Calendar of Programs

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

10620581_10152369733467717_725393210283184404_nComing 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

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.

DSC01433During 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

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)

free

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


New Year's Kriyaban Retreat

December 28– January 1

$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

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.

Day guest fee:  $30 – $100 donation, includes lunch. Please call ahead to reserve a meal.

Click here to download the schedule


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

January 16–18

$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

JD-padmasanaLearn 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 Chigopal

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

This weekend is led by Nayaswami Gopal.


Learn to Meditate and Go Deeper in Your Practice

February 13–15

$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

brooke-meditateThe 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
  • Jyoti newThe 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.


Yoga to Relax

Assisi Yoga hillside

February 27 to March 1

$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

In the serene atmosphere of the Meditation Retreat you will learn how yoga can be used to relax the body.  Relaxation is the first step in developing a successful meditation practice. You will learn how to access the “relaxation response,” with breathing techniques, stretches, yoga postures, and energy awareness exercises that are all characteristic of Ananda Yoga. You will also be able to raise your level of consciousness and feel the natural rejuvenating effects of this beautiful yogic practice. This program will help you to experience a positive mental outlook, a joyful heart, and an expanded awareness of the beauty of your soul. 

If you are new to yoga and meditation, or want to take your yoga and meditation practice to a new level, this is the perfect weekend for you. During this program you will experience:10632738_10154515452105257_7907163738309066983_n

  • awareness of the subtle movements of breath and of vital energy
  • receptivity to higher states of awareness
  • gentle asanas (postures) and breathing techniques to calm the mind and body
  • expanded inner states of consciousness accessible through the use of simple meditation techniques

Your facilitator for this weekend is Satyana Willard.


20% Off your stay in March

March 1-31

Costs vary according to accommodations

DSC06839Time to plan your personal retreat or seclusion as Spring awakens at the Meditation Retreat. This is a perfect time for being outdoors and being cozy in your cabin with meditation, reading, refection. IMG_4302

Staff teachers are on hand to help your stay be deep and meaningful. Learn a simple technique for meditation, enjoy the sunrise at Bald Mountain vista point, enjoy the purity and silence of nature.