Guided Nature Experiences


The gardens at the Ananda Meditation Retreat have a magical way of revealing the hidden light and beauty of nature. Created by years of sensitive planning and planting by master gardener, Charles Evans, the gardens at the Meditation Retreat create the perfect environment for silent inner communion. Pathways lead to hidden fountains and benches to relax and enjoy the silence in the majestic canopy of pine and oak that shelters the grounds.


Seeing God in the World Around Us— A guided retreat weekend with Nayaswamis Nirmala and Dharmadas

dharmadas-and-nirmalaApril 25-27$115 program fee, includes program, all meals, and a Hermitage Garden tour

Come and enjoy the peace and beauty of Ananda’s Seclusion Retreat ~ Join your gurubhais in welcoming spring, and dive deep in meditation and kirtan to renew and refresh your spirit.

April is a special month at the Crystal Hermitage gardens when the tulips are in full bloom. As a special treat, we have arranged to visit the Hermitage to meditate in Swami’s personal daisiesapartment, and to enjoy the gardens in the morning tranquility.

This will be a perfect opportunity to  commune with Divine Mother in all Her splendor!”