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.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – March 2018

With Jacob MacLeod

March 16 - 18, 2018
Instruction in effective and practical meditation techniques as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – April 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

April 13 - 15, 2018
Introduction to meditation, the Energization Exercises and Qigong which bring increased energy and vitality

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – May 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

May 11 - 13, 2018
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, 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 Meditation Retreat – June 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

June 8 - 10, 2018
Introduction to meditation and Ananda Yoga, suitable for all bodies and abilities

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – July 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

July 13 - 15, 2018
Learn beginning meditation in a dynamic spiritual community where every day is a joyful adventure.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Aug 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

August 10 - 12, 2018
Experience in-depth instruction in meditation, and guided yoga postures.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Sept 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

September 7 - 9, 2018
Instruction in effective and practical meditation techniques to expand your consciousness as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Oct 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

October 5 - 7, 2018
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, 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 Meditation Retreat – Nov 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 2 - 4, 2018
Learn meditation in a dynamic spiritual community where every day is a joyful adventure

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Nov/Dec 2018

With David Seybert and Miriam Rodgers

November 30 - December 2, 2018
Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, and feel the joy of community while surrounded in the beauty and peace of our rural retreat center west of Portland, Oregon.

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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