“Through the portals of silence the healing sun of wisdom and peace will shine upon you”

The silent meditation retreat was an amazing opportunity to unplug and rejuvenate in a nurturing, natural environment. To be amongst the trees and beautiful gardens was so satisfying to my soul and spirit. I feel reborn.

Liz, Sacramento, CA

Experience the nurturing quality of a Silent Retreat in a supportive group environment where you can still your mind and rejuvenate your spirit. Our meditation gardens and wild forest setting provide the perfect backdrop for you to go deep into silence and re-connect with your true reality… the soul’s ever-existing Peace.

The retreat experience begins even before you arrive, with a Group Orientation via Zoom. During the orientation the group will:
*Introduce ourselves to each other
*Share our intentions and goals for the retreat time.
*The instructors will give suggestions on how to get the most out of a silent retreat
*We will cover practical aspects of staying at the retreat
*Share a short guided meditation

During your days of silent retreat onsite there will be:

*Twice daily gatherings for guided meditation and instruction –  in our beautiful Temple of Leaves, weather permitting. or in a ventilated space large enough to allow distancing (masks optional).

*A choice of self-guided activities offered daily (including Nature Awareness, Walking Meditations, Self-Guided Reading and Journaling- etc.) to deepen and enrich your inner and outer experience.

*A brief one-on-one “Check-in” Meeting with the facilitator is available for each person.

At the conclusion of the retreat: Closing Circle:
We will gather for a Closing Circle, which has been very meaningful to guests. You can share any experiences and insights, and the facilitator will share tips on how to nurture the inspiration from the retreat – and take the next steps on your journey.

Meals: Lunch and dinner are served and can be eaten outdoors in the beautiful garden, in your cabin, or in the dining hall. Guests are asked to mask in the food serving line. Breakfasts, snacks, and beverages are “on your own”. (Cabins have coffee cones and filters; bring your own coffee or tea. ☺ ) Gluten and dairy-free options are available- please let us know if you have specific dietary restrictions when you register.

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Sample Schedule

3-4 pm- Check-in

5 pm– Guided Meditation Gathering
6:00 pm– Dinner served

6:45 pm–  Gathering to enter into Silence
Evening– Guided Reading or other suggested or self-chosen activity

Early morning– Yoga, Meditation & Breakfast on your own
10 am– Meditation class or suggested activity. (Or spend time in quiet reflection with your own activity.)
Noon– Group Gathering and Guided Meditation
12:30 pm– Lunch served
Afternoon– Check-in appointment or Suggested Nature Activity, Walking Meditation, or time for Personal Reflection, Reading, Hiking, Meditation, or other self-chosen activity.

5 pm–  Group Gathering and Meditation

6 pm- Dinner served

Friday evening– Silent Sunset Walk, Guided Reading – or your own self-chosen activity
Saturday Evening– Chanting and/ Q & A Session (and take-home self- guided Journaling questions in preparation for Closing Circle)

Early morning– Yoga, Meditation & Breakfast on your own
10 am– Gather for Closing Circle (Silence ends) and Goodbyes
11 am– Check out of cabin – (or book an additional night beforehand and extend your retreat time another day!)

What Others Are Saying

A place where you can connect with your Inner Peace, Nature and Higher Self. Everyone in this busy world of ours would benefit form a silent retreat at Ananda Meditation Retreat. Veronika Winski, Huntington Beach, CA
I discovered the value of not using my words, of being humbled through the silence to connect spiritually, and the value of taking in the joy of service and solitude. I feel strengthened, inspired and freed by staying connected in every moment. J. E., santa Rosa, CA
I came here because I needed to gain a sense of clarity and balance as I work to resolve some painful life experiences this year. Through the 3-day silent retreat, I was able to get in touch with a deep sense of peace and light within me.
B.C., Reno, NV

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Register online above- or call 530-478-7557 or email us for more information.