Testimonials from The Art of Living Silent Retreat June 2015
Art of Silence Course with Dinesh Kashikar


Ananda! Food was delicious and you have a beautiful place! Thank you

David, Miriam and all of you wonderful guys. Thank you for making this place home. For taking care of our needs, to taking care of small things. Thank you great guys!!

Thanks, Ananda! Your tomato basil soup rocks!

Great atmosphere! Wonderful weekend.

Ananda! Thank you so much for the amazing food and taking care of us. We love you guys.

We had an amazing time here! Thank you, thank you!

I am so grateful to spend my silent time in such a wonderful place! The food was wonderful. I could taste the love and care put into making it! Thank you! Wonderful ashram!

Thank you so much for your hospitality throughout our stay! We all felt absolutely at home 🙂

Amazing facilities and food. Very grateful. Please thank the cooks for excellent job. Great variety. You exceeded our expectations. Thank you David and all the wonderful volunteers at Ananda. Keyush S., Sacramento, CA

Amazing! Prayers and wishes to continue…… Alcila R., New Jersey

Lovely, soulful place. Wonderful people and food. Thank you. Thanks for everything 🙂

Thank you for sharing this great place!

Thank you for a clean and uplifting environment.

Thank you Ananda for a space divine, food divine, and the service you are doing in the world.

Great retreat center, love the food, warmth and love – thank you :-)!

Thank you for such wonderful people. Service and food

Thank you so much for wonderful food and place and love and help.

Thank you Miriam and David for all your love and service. There were so many wonderful things about the retreat facility! The food was delicious. The meditation hall was so peaceful. The environment and being able to walk in nature. And the serviceable attitude of all the people here. All our needs and expectations were met! Emily P., Portland, OR

Thank you, team, for your amazing hospitality and seva.

Absolutely amazing, could not be better. Perfect!

The food was so tasty and healthy. I never found such a healthy vegetarian food. The place was so calm and quiet all over that it itself gives clear mind to meditate. Bhavani D., Portland, OR

The staff is so helpful. The grounds and accommodations are very comfortable. Food was amazing. Sonia G., Santa Clara, CA

I loved most the view, the quiet, serene environment. The food was creative and varied and all very good vegetarian. The lodging is very good and I really like the sinks in the bedrooms. Mindy, Portland, OR

Food was very yummy. Loved that it was sattvic. I most like the serene environment in the midst of nature. Archana, Hillsboro, OR

Food was delicious. I loved the variety. The grounds are beautiful and the benches up in the orchard was a particular favorite. Scott, D., Portland, OR

Absolutely amazing, could not be better. I loved the food, the warmth, the good vibes, and the beautiful views. Perfect! Anurag G., Portland, OR

Amazing open spaces, great people. Wonderful food. Felt at home. So so good that sweet potato – wow! Vaibhav S., Portland, OR

Perfect place for a spiritual retreat. Everything was wonderful! Sue M., Beaverton, OR

The food was excellent! All our needs were met and rooms were comfortable. Dhivya, Beaverton, OR

I most like the ambiance and the staff at the retreat center. It was much above expectations. I loved the food and there was a great variety of sattvic food. It was wonderful and surpassed my expectations. Rasika, Hillsboro, OR

I loved everything! The peace, the staff, views, food… and pianos! The food and lodging were perfect! Jeremy O., Portland, OR

I most like lots of greenery, so quiet and calm a place, with lots of hiking. Madhumathi C., Hillsboro, OR

Food was amazing. Always service with smiling face. Everybody was ready to help. Amazing. Gurbir M., Union City, CA

My favorite place was sitting on the benches, looking up toward the orchard. The food was wonderful (especially the tomato basil soup!). You have a family of deer that came and hung out with me in the orchard every day. Mike, Portland, OR

The peace and atmosphere of this place! The ambiance was perfect for an inward experience. I look forward to coming again. Tim M., Los Angeles, CA

The hills, fields, and trails were all very good. Sanjay G., Beaverton, OR

The location is beautiful. The mountains and fields. The food is incredible. So nice to eat such tasty and healthy food. The entire facility was extremely helpful for going inward. I would recommend Ananda Laurelwood to others. David, Portland, OR

The food was amazing. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. All our needs were met absolutely! I will recommend the center to friends, family, colleagues, etc. Sanjana, R., Beaverton, OR

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