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Awakening Arts Academy!

Join us this February and March for Awakening Arts programs with world-class, renowned spiritual artist, Dana Lynne Andersen!

Programs Offered

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A Soul Awakening Retreat for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Their Hearing Friends

Led by a deaf spiritual teacher with voice and ASL capabilities, this weekend retreat will offer students a myriad of tools to expand and deepen awareness of their divine purpose in life. Participants will dramatically alter their perceptions of life’s challenges as they learn to view life from a higher perspective and transcend limiting beliefs.
- Rediscover the Role You Were Born To Play in Life- Experience more clarity and inner peace- Increase your magnetism and ability to attract more of what you want in your life.
This exciting upcoming Obstacle Illusions weekend retreat is led by Stephen Hopson and begins on Friday, April 17. Learn More

David-Eby-headshot-with-celloSymphonic Meditation for Inspired Performance

A spiritual retreat weekend just outside Portland, Oregon to upgrade your musical experience from stage fright to dynamic presence, from a spinning mind to centered focus and from dry technique to inspired flow.

In this retreat you will learn a four-step process:
The Hush—How to create Dynamic Stillness.
The Heart—How to deepen your perception of genuine inspiration.
The Lift—How to engage your energy and catch the rising wave.
The Flow—How to perform consistently with flow & inspiration.
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Energy Healing Training with Dr. Lowell Chodosh

The Energy Healing Program, led by Dr. Lowell Chodosh, offers a variety of classes for those who are new to the idea and concepts of holistic health, and for those who are experienced in practicing holistic methods of healing.

For more information, visit Energy Healing Training or learn about the upcoming Energy Healing Retreat.

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Group and Personal Retreats

Ananda Center at Laurelwood has Group Facilities for conferences, meetings, performances, retreats, and informal gatherings. Or book your Personal Retreat any time! We offer overnight accommodations, meeting rooms, a large auditorium and our Green Hill Café serves three delicious vegetarian meals each day. Daily yoga classes and delicious vegetarian meals included. Ananda Laurelwood is a serene and uplifting place for your conference, program, meeting or event. Feel surrounded by nature just 25 miles from downtown Portland.

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Gluten Free Pizza NightOngoing Internships at Ananda Laurelwood

Live in community, practice yoga, meditation and gain hands-on experience. A great fit for college students during a break, recent high school graduates or any person who is in transition or looking for new opportunities.

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Yogananda Gardens of the Northwest

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The creation of a lovely park-like Gardens for contemplation and meditation is in the process of being launched at Ananda in Laurelwood Valley, Oregon.  It is being created to honor the great Yoga Master, Paramhansa Yogananda.  It will feature secluded areas of inspiring shrines and quiet nooks, as well as lawn areas surrounded by colorful flowers and ornamental plantings where musical events will be held on summer evenings.

On a high point of the park, there will be a beautifully designed, special area of the Gardens featuring an inspired new statue . . .Read more

Yoga Teachers in seated postureFirst Timers’ Weekend: Yoga, Meditation, and Community

Interested 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 Retreats

Rediscover 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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  • 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

Here and Nearby

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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Follow Self-Study with Action!

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Originally posted on www.writingandconsciousness.com Our Writing and Consciousness journaling classes are taught from a yogic perspective. Yoga is commonly understood to mean “union,” referring to oneness with the divine. We also know that man is made in the image of God, and therefore, divinity lies within each of us. The Indian scriptures define our inner... Read more »
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Experiencing Joy: Harvest Day and benefit concert

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We had a couple of annual events last weekend that were very inspiring. On Friday night, Living Wisdom School (LWS) had a fundraiser for their new school building. A wonderful concert featuring Lori Henriques and David Eby. Lori composes and performs as a pianist and singer. She is well known in the music industry for her work in the... Read more »
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Being Ever-Present Here and Now

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By Shaun Finn, Laurelwood Intern The past few weeks, I have made it a habit to sit outside and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the Laurelwood campus while reading a book. I found myself at odds of being truly present with the nature around me, while also focusing my attention on the book in my... Read more »

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Revelations From My Journey Inward

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By David Seybert, Teacher & IT Services at Laurelwood One constant in my daily rhythm at Laurelwood is the intern circle.  Every morning except Sunday, our interns (who stay with us from two weeks to three months) meet for half an hour with some of the full-time residents to discuss a topic or participate in an... 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 Programs.

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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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