A place of exploration and growth; a campus, a retreat center; a place where divine joy, friendship, respect and understanding thrive.

Sharing Nature Training

Sharing NatureMake learning fun. Learn award-winning nature activities. Discover Flow Learning, an amazingly effective teaching strategy. This special opportunity is coming May 2nd – 4th.

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Upcoming Music Retreats

Inspired Muscian VocalistsAnanda Singers Retreat
June 15 – June 21: Immerse yourself in the Sound of Joy and experience the life changing power of Ananda Music.

Four Accords of the Inspired Musician
July 21-25, 2014: Attune to deeper meaning, silence your inner critic and generate consistent inspiration in playing and performing music.

Summer Internships at Ananda Laurelwood

Summer interns in the gardenLive in community, learn yoga, meditation and gain hands-on experience. A great fit for college students during summer break, recent high school graduates or any person who is in transition and looking for new opportunities.

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Group Retreats - Enjoy Inspired Moments Together

Expansion HallAnanda Laurelwood is a serene and uplifted place for your conference, program, meeting or event. Feel surrounded by nature just 25 miles from downtown Portland. Facilities include multiple bright open classrooms and meeting spaces, a 500 seat auditorium, dining facilities, and overnight guest rooms .

 

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First Timers' Weekend: Yoga, Meditation, and Community

Meditation and YogaInterested in yoga, meditation and community? Our retreat center offers a First Timers’ Weekend the first weekend of every month. See upcoming retreats on our calendar.

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Personal Retreat

Restorative YogaRediscover your own center with a Personal Retreat at Ananda Laurelwood. A beautiful natural environment, nourishing vegetarian meals, and hatha yoga and guided meditation each day make it easy to recharge and rejuvenate.

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Here and Nearby

  • Henry Hagg Lake - 15min

  • Beaverton, Forest Grove, Hillsboro Farmer's Market - 15-30min

  • MAX Light Rail connects to downtown and airport - 30min

  • Cannon Beach - 1hr15

  • Multnomah Falls - 1hr20

  • Mt. Hood Behind Downtown Portland - 2hr

  • Downtown Portland - 45min

  • Japanese and Classical Chinese Gardens - 45min

  • Washington Park Rose Gardens - 45min

Ananda Center at Laurelwood is situated on 50 acres of fertile land near Gaston, Oregon. Natural areas, outdoor recreation and the urban centers of Forest Grove, Hillsboro and Beaverton are only a short drive away. Enjoy the serenity of the Laurelwood Valley, while only being 25 miles away from downtown Portland, one of the world’s most livable cities.

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Higher Education for Higher Consciousness

Ananda College LogoAnanda College is revolutionizing higher education with a student-centered curriculum founded on universal spirituality and experiential learning. Discover a holistic approach to learning and life in our state-approved, academic setting that uplifts, inspires, and prepares each individual for self-discovery and an opportunity for positive change: in themselves and the world around them.

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Garden Notes

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New Location! The St. Francis statue has been moved about 10 feet up the path to an area perfect for two benches and a small flower bed and maybe a bird bath. You can see from the photo that it is still a work in progress. Lend us your creativity to make this an area... Read more »

Connect with Nature

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Being in nature and connecting with nature aren’t the same thing, as is so wisely pointed out in the excerpt below from a blog post written by Joseph Cornell, author of Sharing Nature with Children: When outdoors, many people are so engrossed in their own private concerns that they notice little of their surroundings. I... Read more »

Valerie, yoga and meditation teacher

5 Reasons to Meditate

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Have you been thinking about starting a meditation practice? Here are 5 reasons to meditate today. 1. Find Calmness Within My favorite metaphor for meditation is the ocean. At the surface the ocean is restless with breaking waves, but the ocean depths are always calm. We have that calmness within us. Sitting still in meditation... Read more »

Mandala

Mandala: the Sacred Art of Centering

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Mandala is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”, the primordial shape that represents wholeness, completeness and unity. This ancient and enduring archetype resonates deeply within the human psyche. It is found in all cultures and time periods. Carl Jung discovered that the Mandala, as a potent archetype of the human psyche, could be used as... Read more »

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Community Living

Kirtan
Are you interested in spiritual living? Consider joining us for an Internship or one of our  Community Living
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Growing Dharma

Sunflowers growing in the garden
Join us on Saturdays from 2 – 5 for an opportunity to learn and apply spiritual principles to agriculture.

 

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