Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation

Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna (the Divine) is teaching and caring for his devotee Arjuna and giving him darshan (personal appearance). He removes all veils of delusion by explaining different paths of God realization. The love from God and reassurance of the Divine will help you to stop your anxious mind and discover a place of rest in your center as you read through the verses. During the retreat you will enjoy the beauty and serenity at Ananda Center at Laurelwood and get much deserved time for your body and mind to relax.



Retreat weekend includes:

  • Study Sanskrit slokas (verses) from the Bhagavad Gita and Paramahansa Yogananda’s translation of those slokas into English from Swami Kriyananda’s book, “The Bhagavad Gita According to Paramahansa Yogananda”.
  • Practice Ananda Yoga to fill your body and mind with concentration.
  • Learn meditation techniques that help you to study and understand your reality.
  • Study the Bhagavad Gita as a method of Self Realization in which the Krishna manifests his Divine appearance to remove the doubts of his devotee.
  • Practice the Energization Exercises: a gift from Paramahansa Yogananda to draw energy from nature.
  • Chant to invoke devotion in your heart.
  • Use your personal retreat time to assimilate the teachings of Bhagavad Gita and gain strength to minimize the stress from everyday life.
  • Experience an intentional spiritual community and meet friends who have spent some time in self-introspection.
  • Enjoy “simple living and high thinking”.

Start or Enhance your Yoga and Meditation practice

Ananda Yoga is designed to explore the full potential of your body and mind to peace. It is a gentle practice and uses superconscious affirmations combined with yoga asanas (postures). The meditation techniques will help you to center yourself with every breath. It will be an experience that you will cherish in your heart.


Personal Instruction, Guidance and Community

Experience in-depth instruction in meditation, and guided yoga postures. Morning and afternoon yoga and meditation are offered daily in addition to sessions of instruction and discussion. Explore spiritual principles that can help you improve your quality of life. Enjoy a tour of Ananda Laurelwood, sing and play along with joyful devotional chanting, and get to know residents and the uplifting music and stories of Ananda.

Our teachers have devoted their lives to life-transforming meditation and yogic principles and will guide you from their own love of the practice and of people.

Dates Retreats Details Register
June 29 - July 1, 2018 Introduction to the Uddhava Gita
July 20 - 22, 2018 Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: July 2018
August 24 - 26, 2018 Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Aug 2018
September 21 - 23, 2018 Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Sept 2018
September 28 - 30, 2018 Introduction to the Uddhava Gita Sept 2018
November 23 - 25, 2018 Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Nov 2018
December 28 - 30, 2018 Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Dec 2018
January 11 - 13, 2019 Introduction to the Uddhava Gita
January 18 - 20, 2019 Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Jan 2019