Learn How to Meditate Retreat

Led by Nayaswami Mukti, Ganesha Kieran, Sahaja Sims or Nayaswami Krishnadas

Learn How to Meditate Retreat
Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

2-day weekend

  • Nov 4 – 6, 2016
  • Feb 10 – 12, 2017
  • Mar 24 – 26, 2017
  • May 5 – 7, 2017

Learn how to meditate for the first time, or, if you already meditate, learn to bring more concentration and joy to your practice.
You will learn:

  • An effective concentraton technique brought to the West by Yogananda. He called it "one of India's greatest gifts to the world."
  • How to sit comfortably so your body is not an obstacle to inner peace
  • How to begin a daily practice of meditation
  • Ways to experience the benefits of meditation throughout your day
  • How to keep your meditation practice fulfilling so that you want to continue

You’ll leave with the techniques and understanding you need to sustain a meditative practice.

Your weekend will include physical exercises to aid relaxation, and written lessons to help you get the best possible start on your meditation practice.

During this weekend retreat, you have the best setting for learning how to meditate. At The Expanding Light's Northern California Retreat you’ll feel the uplifting peace of more than 40 years of people's devoted meditation practice. The welcoming and relaxed atmosphere here, the daily practice of meditation after yoga postures, the humor and joy of the staff, and the wonderful fellow students – all will help you relax and experience inner peace.

"Thank you for opening my eyes, heart, and brain to meditation. Even though I didn’t know what to expect, I learned more than I could have imagined. Ananda is a magical spiritual place. I also learned about being spiritual, which I didn’t think I had in me. My hopes are to continue what I learned. I will keep you posted."  —S. Schochie

"I just returned from the Learn How to Meditate retreat. I am meditating everyday, so far, and feel that a door opened for me. Thank you for all your dedicated work." — Christine E.

"Krishnadas is kind and compassionate. He exudes a peace that is contagious. He explained the techniques for meditation in a way I have never experienced before.  I know I will be able to take the tools home and experience the same peace. Thank you!”
—Amber,  Sparks, Nevada

“Krishnadas delivers the material clearly and with passion. The content is a good mix of philosophy and practical techniques.”  
—Paul T, Piedmont, CA 

"This program more than fulfilled my expectations. The immersion into the community at The Expanding Light made the experience much more than just a meditation class. Ganesha is kind, compassionate, and a wealth of knowledge, which he shared with joy."
—Suzan, Santa Rosa, CA

"The best thing was the simplicity of the technique and how it was taught. I have taken this class before elsewhere but being in Ananda Village helped a lot and felt great!" —P. Bijlani, Sacramento, CA

"The program greatly exceeded my expectations. I will be able to leave here with the confidence of knowing I can meditate at home or with an Ananda group." J. Flood, Lemoore, CA

"Ganesha was very attentive and generous with his knowledge and willingness to answer questions." M. Brown, Belfast, ME

Do join us! If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 800-346-5350.

This course will be taught by Nayaswami Krishnadas, Nayaswami Mukti, Nayaswami Sahaja, Sabari Lester, or Ganesha.

Learning Online Option:

For those who need the convenience of taking this course online, see our extensive offering of classes through Ananda Online. Click here for the Learn to Meditate series.


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Costs (MED1)
Costs are on a per person basis.

  • Nov 4 – 6, 2016
  • Feb 10 – 12, 2017
  • Mar 24 – 26, 2017
  • May 5 – 7, 2017
Tent /
$238 $298 $428 $388 $558

Prices are all-inclusive and cover accommodations, meals, classes or activities, and course materials.

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Learn How to Meditate Retreat starts the afternoon of the first date listed and ends with lunch on the last date. Please see:

Pick up & drop off at Sacramento Airport. Click links for details.

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