The Center at Ananda Laurelwood

  • Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath – $1,300.00
  • Harmony Suite – $1,020.00
  • Premium Queen with en suite bath – $917.00
  • Hostel-style Lodging – $506.00
  • Cozy Twins – $662.00
  • Comfy Full – $670.00
  • Serene Queen – $729.00
  • Pet-Friendly Room – $700.00
  • The bunk-bed room – $506.00
  • Accessible Room – $506.00

Accommodations: Choose "Register Now" to confirm availability and pricing for guest rooms and meals.

Guided Silent Retreat Sep 2019

With Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

September 19 - 22, 2019

The Guided Silent Retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators. It is based on the universal, non-sectarian teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic “Autobiography of a Yogi”.

Silence is recognized by many of the world’s spiritual traditions as a powerful tool to help you attain and maintain peace and happiness in the midst of your hectic daily life.

Peace is a palpable energy, making it possible to experience the joy within our beings. These retreats are designed to introduce you to a deep experience of inner peace.

Elements of the Guided Silent Retreat include:

  • Learning a simple but profound technique of meditation
  • Group meditations to support your individual practice
  • Gentle Ananda Yoga® to release tension, raise your energy and lift your consciousness
  • An evening of kirtan to calm your mind and open your heart.
  • Personal time for reading, contemplation and journaling
  • Practicing mindfulness in action – eating, walking, self-care
  • Nourishing vegetarian meals
  • Optional massage and spiritual counseling available by appointment

Peace is the first sensation to greet you when you arrive at Ananda Laurelwood. Our spacious and beautiful campus is the perfect place to unplug from your everyday concerns and recharge your spirit.

If you would like a longer stay, there’s a place on the registration form to come early or stay afterwards for an extended individual retreat.

Planned Activities

Day 1

Room check-in (3:30 -6:00 pm)
Ananda Yoga (begins at 4:30 pm)
Evening meal together
Initial Gathering with guided meditation
Silence begins

Days 2 & 3

Walking meditation morning and afternoon
Group meditation morning, afternoon and evening
Self-reflection, journaling
Visioning
Meals in silence
Ananda Yoga

Day 4

Morning group meditation
Breakfast in silence
Silence ends
Group sharing & integration process
Lunch and departure

 

Leader

Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata
Nayaswami Daiva has spent his adult life studying, practicing and sharing the timeless teachings of Self-realization, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda. He has lived within an Ananda community since 1985, enjoying the friendship, support and inspiration found through living with other like-minded individuals. Daiva has spent the years exploring the…
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