Upcoming Events

Inner Renewal, A Personal Retreat

Flexible Dates
After the rush of the holiday season, take some time for yourself. Relax. Spend time with your journal, a book, a view.   Refresh. Healthy meals, serene vistas, peaceful sleep.   Recharge. Yoga postures, meditation, quiet walks.   Recenter. Find your rhythm, follow your intuition, believe in yourself.   Find…

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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Jan 2019

With Jagadeesh Franklin and Shanta Franklin

January 18 - 20, 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.

Addictive Process: Perspectives and Possibilities

With Anita Vinson, MEd, LPC, Dana Lynne Andersen, MA and Jan McMurphey MS, LPC

January 28 - 30, 2019
This workshop will explore the addictive process from the perspectives of major contributors to the addiction treatment field.  The authors whose works will be discussed include Gabor Mate, Maia Szalavitz, Lance Dodes, Terrance Gorski, J. Donald Walters, Carl Hart, and Johann Hari.  The presentations will encompass both didactic and experiential…

Friendship Renewal

Flexible Dates
Carve out some time and spend it with a special friend. . . The connections we make with our closest friends give our lives profound meaning. Take time to tell stories. Take time to listen. Strengthen your bonds. Celebrate your friendship. Treasure your time together. Nurture your connections.

Collage ~ Archetypes of Soul and Spirit – Day Guest

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 1 - 3, 2019
Through creative play we connect with the source of vitality and radiance that is always at the core of our Being.  We’ll use collage and theatrical improvisation to discover and embody the inner archetypal energies that can heal, nourish and guide us.   Activate your Intuitive Wisdom.   Experience Revelations…

Collage ~ Archetypes of Soul and Spirit

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 1 - 3, 2019
Through creative play we connect with the source of vitality and radiance that is always at the core of our Being.  We’ll use collage and theatrical improvisation to discover and embody the inner archetypal energies that can heal, nourish and guide us.   Activate your Intuitive Wisdom.   Experience Revelations…

Joyful, Authentic, Original Self-Expression – Day Guest

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 8 - 10, 2019
Express your True Self with freedom and JOY! You are unique in all the world!  You have a very particular expression that is yours alone.    Come learn how to truly express yourself-  your joyful, authentic, original TRUE SELF…the real you that is your Soul Nature. In one short weekend…

Introduction to the Four Noble Truths

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

February 8 - 10, 2019
The way to freedom lies not in a scholarly study of the Buddha's teachings, but instead in practicing meditation and mindfulness.

Joyful, Authentic, Original Self-Expression

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 8 - 10, 2019
Express your True Self with freedom and JOY! You are unique in all the world!  You have a very particular expression that is yours alone.    Come learn how to truly express yourself-  your joyful, authentic, original TRUE SELF…the real you that is your Soul Nature. In one short weekend…

Painting from the Heart and Soul – Day Guest

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 11 - 15, 2019
Liberate your own unique, authentic creative expression! This full-immersion intuitive painting workshop gives you the freedom to express your inner Self without self-criticism. Proven techniques will overcome blocks and open the doorway to inspiration. Discover the bliss of losing yourself in the vibrant flow of creative energy. Experience true originality…

Painting from the Heart and Soul

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 11 - 15, 2019
Liberate your own unique, authentic creative expression! This full-immersion intuitive painting workshop gives you the freedom to express your inner Self without self-criticism. Proven techniques will overcome blocks and open the doorway to inspiration. Discover the bliss of losing yourself in the vibrant flow of creative energy. Experience true originality…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Feb 2019

With Joy Andreakis and Maitri Brown

February 15 - 17, 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.

Free Your Creative Spirit – Day Guest

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 18 - 22, 2019
Open the channel to your own unique creative self expression! Creativity is the language of the Soul!  When we are in a high vibration creative flow our hearts open and our spirit expands.  Awaken the artist inside you, and use your innate creativity as a powerful tool for personal and…

Free Your Creative Spirit

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

February 18 - 22, 2019
Open the channel to your own unique creative self expression! Creativity is the language of the Soul!  When we are in a high vibration creative flow our hearts open and our spirit expands.  Awaken the artist inside you, and use your innate creativity as a powerful tool for personal and…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – Mar 2019

With Jagadeesh Franklin and Shanta Franklin

March 1 - 3, 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.

How and Why of Rudraksha Malas

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

March 8 - 10, 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…

Transformational Journey: the Evolution of Consciousness – Day Guest

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

March 9 - 16, 2019
Discover the the Seven Realms of Being within… The Inner Path comes to life in this extraordinary Retreat! 

Transformational Journey: the Evolution of Consciousness

With Dana Lynne Andersen, MA

March 9 - 16, 2019
Discover the the Seven Realms of Being within… The Inner Path comes to life in this extraordinary Retreat! 

Bhagavad Gita Study and Meditation Retreat: March 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

March 15 - 17, 2019
Discover your Divine birthright through Bhagavad Gita study.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

With David Seybert

March 15 - 17, 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.

Reiki Attunement Retreat, Level I

With Jujuolui Kuita

March 22 - 24, 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…

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

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.

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.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

With David Seybert

April 26 - 28, 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.

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.

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.

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat – June 2019

June 7 - 9, 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: June 2019

With Peter Copley and Pooja Copley

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

Qigong Workshop: Movement, Energy & Meditation – June 2019

June 15, 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…

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

With David Seybert

June 21 - 23, 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.

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

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…

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 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. Mindfulness meditation teaches us to be…

Qigong Workshop: Movement, Energy & Meditation – Aug 2019

August 3, 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…

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.

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.

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.

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.