Teachers

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 application of deep spiritual experience and understanding to daily life.

 Nayaswami Gangamata is joyful and inspired in all that she does. In sharing the teachings of Self-realization, as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, she offers a blend of philosophy and personal experience based in her decades of living at Ananda, and daily practice and exploration into the spiritual life. Practical and grounded, she shares wisdom naturally in all she does.
Trained by Swami Kriyananda, Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata founded Ananda Center at Laurelwood as a retreat center and spiritual community to provide haven for anyone seeking respite, renewal, discovery and support for inner growth.

Events with Nayaswamis Daiva and Gangamata

Guided Silent Retreat Aug 2019
August 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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - September 2019
September 6, 2019

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, 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…

First Timers Retreat September 2019: Saturday
September 7, 2019

You can register to come to The First Timers Retreat for Saturday only. Please select the vegetarian meals that you’d like to have in our Green Hill Cafe.

Guided Silent Retreat Sep 2019
September 19, 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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - October 2019
October 4, 2019

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, 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…

First Timers Retreat October 2019: Saturday
October 5, 2019

You can register to come to The First Timers Retreat for Saturday only. Please select the vegetarian meals that you’d like to have in our Green Hill Cafe.

Guided Silent Retreat Oct 2019
October 17, 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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - November 2019
November 1, 2019

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, 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…

First Timers Retreat November 2019: Saturday
November 2, 2019

You can register to come to The First Timers Retreat for Saturday only. Please select the vegetarian meals that you’d like to have in our Green Hill Cafe.

Guided Silent Retreat Nov 2019
November 14, 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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Dec 2019
December 6, 2019

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, 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…

First Timers Retreat December 2019: Saturday
December 7, 2019

You can register to come to The First Timers Retreat for Saturday only. Please select the vegetarian meals that you’d like to have in our Green Hill Cafe.

Guided Silent Retreat Dec 2019
December 12, 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…

First Timers Weekend Meditation Retreat - Jan 2019
January 10, 2020

Yoga, Meditation and Community Experience a relaxing retreat with guided meditation and yoga, 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…

First Timers Retreat January 2019: Saturday
January 11, 2020

You can register to come to The First Timers Retreat for Saturday only. Please select the vegetarian meals that you’d like to have in our Green Hill Cafe.


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