Ananda Meditation Retreat will be closed to the public through July 31, with possible openings in August.

Please stay tuned as we navigate through the details of this process. If you have questions about future reservations and programs, please contact us at 530-478-7557 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you!
Be a channel for Light during this challenging time! See Ananda’s main website for inspiring articles, healing practices, online classes, and meditations.
Sending you Love and Light,
Durga, Vidura and the Ananda Meditation Retreat staff

Experience Peace in the Heart of Nature

Surrounded by 72 acres of beautiful meditation gardens and wild forest in Northern California’s Sierra Foothills, the Ananda Meditation Retreat is an ideal setting for a rejuvenating, inner experience.

Our Meditation Retreat has been a place of deep meditation and sincere devotion for fifty years. Long before that, the Maidu Indians held this to be sacred land. The beauty and presence of the Divine is tangibly felt by all who come here.

Studies show that being in nature and using techniques such as forest bathing can greatly reduce stress and blood pressure while strengthening your immune system, concentration, and level of happiness. We provide an ideal setting for quiet immersion in nature.

Plan your own personal retreat or enjoy one of our guided programs led by our caring and joyful staff. Our facilities are also available for groups planning their own events.

A program to live with positive, joyful, solution-oriented, and wise people; to learn and experience the true meaning of yoga and meditation.Yingbing You, China
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Yoga & Meditation for Daily Life

Future Dates TBA

Guided Silent Retreat

September 17-20, 2020

Women’s Retreat: RESTORING BALANCE with Yoga and Meditation

August 28-30, 2020

Yoga & Meditation for Beginners


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Deepen Your Meditation

Fall 2020 Dates TBA

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Be The Change

Meditate For Peace and Harmony

“I pledge to meditate daily, to open my heart and to radiate peace and harmony to all the world.”

Pledge your meditation hours. Together, we will radiate one million hours of peace and harmony into the world.
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Ananda Meditation App

Guided Meditations and Techniques for iOS and Android Based on the Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda

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Go deeper in the joy of your own Self.

This place is the gift that every person on the planet deserves to give themselves. The food, the staff, the beautiful gardens, and the love the flows from every aspect of the retreat restore body, mind and soul. P.Y. Reno, NV
At Ananda, you feel welcome. Whatever faith or background you are from, you are welcome. The garden holds energy that you can feel through your body. The yoga is gently guided and you can come with little or no experience. The practices for meditation that are taught take you to another level of relaxation.
— I would highly, highly recommend. S.L. Grass Valley, CA
My visit to Ananda Meditation Retreat was a really powerful and unique experience that I would recommend to anyone. The staff is very supportive and respectful of every path. Their kindness and joyfulness are a perfect example of what life could be if we were all willing to accept and respect each other.Pierre Monserrat, Sainte-Crois Vallee, France