Upcoming Events

Day Guest

Open Dates
Come and spend the day at Ananda Laurelwood, with access to meditation chapels, Green Hill Cafe, and the 225-acre campus. You can register for meals as well, and join the rest of the community in the Green Hill Cafe or find a comfortable spot outside with a great view. Visit…

How to Love the Life You Live and Live the Life you Love-CLOSED

With Peter and Pooja Copley

March 22 - 24, 2019
The Science of Success and the Art of Getting What You Want.

Guided Silent Retreat Mar 2019

With David Seybert

March 28 - 31, 2019
Learn how silence can be a powerful tool to help you attain and maintain peace and happiness in the midst of your hectic daily life.

Reiki Attunement Retreat, Level I

With Jujuolui Kuita

March 29 - 31, 2019
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.  - Chinese proverb The same gift-of-empowerment lives through Reiki Teacher Jujuolui Kuita, here at Ananda Laurelwood.   Those who are ready can become practitioners, being guided directly…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Apr 2019

With Maitri Brown and Joy Andreakis

April 5 - 7, 2019
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.

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: April 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

April 12 - 14, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

Spiritualizing Astrology April

With Beth Fox

April 19 - 21, 2019
Book now and get 20% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 19, 2019.
During our time together, you'll have the opportunity to learn how the Western zodiac can be used to further your spiritual growth. Spiritualized Astrology is based on the assertion that the soul cannot be described by any one sign, or even by the complex relationship described in a birth chart, but encompasses…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – May 2019

May 10 - 12, 2019
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.

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

With David Seybert

May 11, 2019
Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness is a modern presentation of ancient meditation techniques that are central to the Buddhist vipassana and zen traditions.

Neelakantha Meditation Immersion

May 16 - 19, 2019
Learn or deepen your practice of Neelakantha Meditation while at this beautiful retreat center just outside of Portland, OR. Over the course of four days, refine your understanding of your meditation practice, spend time in Satsang with Paul, and learn other beautiful, life-supporting practices that are in direct resonance with your daily…

Healing with the Power of God

With Dr. Shanti Rubenstone

May 17 - 19, 2019
 “Healing with God’s Unlimited Power” Join Dr. Shanti Rubenstone, MD, internist, minister and spiritual counselor, as she explores the nature of true healing, and how to be truly well. These states reflect our unlimited ability to tap into eternal and infinite sources of energy, and making the conscious choice to…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: May 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

May 24 - 26, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

How to Work with Your Emotions

With Nayaswamis Narayan & Dharmadevi

June 7 - 9, 2019
How to Work with Your Emotions Do you find yourself reacting to life? Do you overreact to people and situations? Do you experience pain as a result of your reactions? Are you having trouble changing your reactions for the better? Of course you have. We all have. In this weekend…

Adventures in Spirit

June 9 - 16, 2019
A week of fun, connection, and expansion. For more information. . .   For more information. . .    

Qigong Workshop: Movement, Energy & Meditation – June 2019

With David Seybert

June 9, 2019
The simple, accessible movements of qigong use posture, breath and mental focus to help us feel, develop, direct and balance the flow of life energy in our bodies.

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: June 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

June 14 - 16, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – June 2019

June 14 - 16, 2019
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.

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

With David Seybert

June 22, 2019
Mindfulness is the most scientifically studied method of meditation, and has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety and to improve mental health and concentration. Mindfulness is a modern presentation of ancient meditation techniques that are central to the Buddhist vipassana and zen traditions.

Guided Silent Retreat July 2019

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

July 11 - 14, 2019
Learn how silence can be a powerful tool to help you attain and maintain peace and happiness in the midst of your hectic daily life.

How to Love the Life You Live and Live the Life You Love

With Peter and Pooja Copley

July 12 - 14, 2019
The Science of Success and the Art of Getting What You Want.

The Heart of Kirtan Day Guest

With Benjy and Heather Wertheimer

July 13 - 21, 2019
The practice of kirtan is infused with love.  It is a powerful doorway into the lifelong practice of transforming ourselves into loving human beings, bringing us into greater union with the Beloved that dwells inside us and beyond.  In a very unique and personal way, we have the possibility through…

The Heart of Kirtan

With Benjy and Heather Wertheimer

July 13 - 21, 2019
The practice of kirtan is infused with love.  It is a powerful doorway into the lifelong practice of transforming ourselves into loving human beings, bringing us into greater union with the Beloved that dwells inside us and beyond.  In a very unique and personal way, we have the possibility through…

Spiritualizing Astrology July

With Beth Fox

July 19 - 21, 2019
During our time together, you'll have the opportunity to learn how the Western zodiac can be used to further your spiritual growth. Spiritualized Astrology is based on the assertion that the soul cannot be described by any one sign, or even by the complex relationship described in a birth chart, but encompasses…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – July 2019

July 19 - 21, 2019
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.

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: July 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

July 26 - 28, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

With David Seybert

July 26 - 28, 2019
Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be unconditionally present – to clearly see ourselves, just as we are and what is happening, just as it is.

The Physics of Meditation: A Scientific and Experiential Exploration of Spirit and Nature

With Joseph (Puru) Selbie

August 2 - 4, 2019
The Physics of Meditation A Scientific and Experiential Exploration of Spirit and Nature Presenter: Joseph (Puru) Selbie, author of The Physics of God “He draws from the transcendent testimony of mystics the world over as well as from the findings of string theory, David Bohm’s version of quantum physics, quantum…

Optimal Living Self Care Weekend

With Melissa Hedstrom MS NTP

August 9 - 11, 2019
Feeling empty, stressed, and tired? It’s time to take care of you. I invite you to come and join me for a weekend of space to breathe, heal, connect with your inner wisdom, and fill your cup.  Free of worldly distractions we will explore mindfulness, nutrition, meditation, and healing restorative…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Aug 2019

August 9 - 11, 2019
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.

Qigong Workshop: Movement, Energy & Meditation – Aug 2019

With David Seybert

August 10, 2019
This one-day workshop will explore the ancient Chinese healing art of Qigong (chi kung). “Qi” (or “chi”) means “life energy” and “gong” (or “kung”) means “skill gained through practice”. The simple, accessible movements of qigong use posture, breath and mental focus to help us feel, develop, direct and balance the flow…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: August 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

August 16 - 18, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: Sept. 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

September 20 - 22, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

Guided Silent Retreat Sept 2019

With Miriam Rodgers and David Seybert

September 26 - 29, 2019
Learn how silence can be a powerful tool to help you attain and maintain peace and happiness in the midst of your hectic daily life.

How to Love the Life You Love and Live the Life You Love

With Peter and Pooja Copley

October 4 - 6, 2019
The Science of Success and the Art of Getting What You Want.

Introduction to the Four Noble Truths

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

October 11 - 13, 2019
The way to freedom lies not in a scholarly study of the Buddha's teachings, but instead in practicing meditation and mindfulness.

Give yourself a lasting life skill

With Maitri Jones

October 18 - 20, 2019
Give yourself a lasting life skill: Learn how to build an inner portable paradise of peace Find deep rest without collapsing into sleep but learning how to relax upward Learn how to accept and work with the inevitable transitions in your life Use yogic techniques to accept, relax, let go,…

Spiritualizing Astrology October

With Beth Fox

October 18 - 20, 2019
During our time together, you'll have the opportunity to learn how the Western zodiac can be used to further your spiritual growth. Spiritualized Astrology is based on the assertion that the soul cannot be described by any one sign, or even by the complex relationship described in a birth chart, but encompasses…

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: November 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

November 22 - 24, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

How and Why of Rudraksha Malas

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

November 29 - December 1, 2019
Rudraksha seeds have been used for counting Japa and Mantras for millennia. The seeds are said to shield against negative energies, purify your life, food and water, and they balance your Ida and Pingala. During this class you will learn more about the history of wearing and using Rudraksha Malas…

Guided Silent Retreat Dec 2019

With David Seybert

December 5 - 8, 2019
Learn how silence can be a powerful tool to help you attain and maintain peace and happiness in the midst of your hectic daily life.

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: December 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

December 20 - 22, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

How to Love the Life you Live and Live the Life You Love

With Peter and Pooja Copley

December 26 - 31, 2019
The Science of Success and the Art of Getting What You Want.

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: January 2020

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

January 17 - 19, 2020
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

Creator in Residence Program

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 14 - March 16, 2020
Our CREATOR in RESIDENCE program offers a unique opportunity for self exploration, creative unfoldment and soul replenishment. No talent or experience is necessary. […]

About Us

Ananda Laurelwood retreats

Our retreat center is located southwest of Portland in a beautiful pastoral valley. There are numerous places to walk and connect with nature throughout our gardens, orchards, and grounds. Our guest rooms are simple, decorated to create an uplifting space to rejuvenate. Each room has its own sink with bathrooms just down the hall. Three delicious vegetarian meals served each day are included as part of your stay. Your retreat includes morning and afternoon yoga and meditation.