First Timers’ Weekend: A Meditation Retreat

Yoga, Meditation and Community

Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation, explore spiritual principles and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon. First Timers’ Weekend is the perfect time to experience a little of everything Ananda offers for a discounted price.

Dates Retreats Details Register
July 13 - 15, 2018 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – July 2018
August 10 - 12, 2018 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Aug 2018
September 7 - 9, 2018 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Sept 2018
October 5 - 7, 2018 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Oct 2018
November 16 - 18, 2018 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Nov 2018
November 30 - December 2, 2018 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Nov/Dec 2018
January 18 - 20, 2019 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Jan 2019
February 15 - 17, 2019 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Feb 2019
March 1 - 3, 2019 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Mar 2019
April 5 - 7, 2019 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Apr 2019
May 10 - 12, 2019 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – May 2019
June 7 - 9, 2019 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – June 2019
July 19 - 21, 2019 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – July 2019
August 9 - 11, 2019 First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Aug 2019

Retreat weekend includes:

  • Instruction in effective and practical meditation techniques to expand your consciousness
  • Exploration of universal spiritual principles of Self Realization as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda
  • Introduction to Yogananda’s Energization Exercises and qigong which bring increased energy and vitality
  • An evening of kirtan, devotional chanting that opens the heart
  • Restorative yoga on Saturday afternoon
  • Personal retreat time
  • Daily Ananda Yoga classes
  • An experience of a dynamic spiritual community where every day is a joyful adventure
  • “Satsanga” – fellowship with truth seekers who are committed to living with higher consciousness and expanded awareness

New to Meditation?

While most of our programs are perfect for those with no prior experience, this one is especially designed to introduce newcomers to meditation and spiritual community. You’ll be amazed at the variety of things you can learn and experience in just one weekend.

Personal Instruction, Guidance and Community

Experience in-depth instruction in meditation. 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 a joyful community kirtan, 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.


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