Upcoming Events

Individual Retreats

Flexible Dates
Create your own sanctuary with a self-nourishing retreat at The Center at Ananda Laurelwood. Nestled in the lush, Oregon countryside on 200 acres of rolling hills, our peaceful, uplifting valley makes it easy to rediscover your own center.

Extended Stay

Package Dates
Searching for economical, wholesome extended-stay or corporate long-stay lodging?  Book one of our Extended Stay rooms for 30 days or more and receive a deep discount over our normal nightly rate.  We'll even feed you 3 delicious, home-cooked vegetarian meals daily, with vegan and gluten-free options available at every meal.…

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…

Ancient art of Tibetan healing – Lu Jong

With Natallia Sialishchava

May 31 - June 2, 2019
Relax, rejuvenate, and learn the ancient art of Tibetan healing - Lu Jong. Lu Jong (body transformation in Tibetan) is an ancient practice rooted in Tibetan medicine that combines form, movement, breath, and awareness in a way that promotes multiple benefits on the physical, mental, and energetic levels: it nurtures…

Adventures in Spirit

June 9 - 16, 2019
A week of fun, connection, and expansion. For more information. . . The Adventures in Spirit program is an amazing opportunity for young adults and students of all ages to express their joy and experience the power of selfless-service. It includes daily yoga and meditation, service projects and Oregon adventures;…

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.

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.

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.

Spirit, Art & Nature

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

August 4 - 9, 2019
A week of creativity and communion in Nature.  Blissful days of painting and learning to co-create with the the devas and nature spirits.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

Open Your Heart Through Art

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 12 - 14, 2021
Using art and creativity to ‘become as little children,' we will PLAY with art- clay, collage, paint and pastel- focusing on the process, not the product. Through this creative process we can reach beyond the mind to touch the heart directly.

Creator in Residence Program

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 12 - March 12, 2021
Our CREATOR in RESIDENCE program offers a unique opportunity for self exploration, creative unfoldment and soul replenishment. No talent or experience is necessary. […]

Joyful, Authentic, Original Self Expression

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 19 - 21, 2021
Express your authentic Self! You have a very particular expression that is yours alone. Learn how to express your TRUE SELF.

Painting from the Heart and Soul

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 21 - 26, 2021
Unleash the joy and passion of your own unique expression.

Free your Creative Spirit

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

March 7 - 12, 2021
Creativity is the language of the Soul: It opens our hearts and lifts our spirit.

Healing Journey

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

March 21 - 26, 2021
A Creative Journey of Inner Transformation that takes us to the heart and soul of who we really are. Using all the modalities of the arts – pastel drawing, painting, clay, collage, singing, expressive dance, authentic movement, costume and theater- etc., as vehicles for self exploration, healing and spiritual growth.

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.