We invite you to attend the Ananda Village 50th Anniversary week-long event

There are many ways for you to join us and all require a pass

See our ‘Learn More’ section below for the types of passes and accommodations we are offering

The Expanding Light Retreat & the Ananda Meditation Retreat are now fully booked. We cannot accommodate RV’s and camping is full.

A week of deep inspiration……

The 50th anniversary of Ananda Village, birthplace of Ananda worldwide, will be a gala affair: deep inspiration, divine joy and fun, honoring the past, facing the future. We will dedicate Ananda’s new Temple of Light. This weekend will be our Spiritual Renewal Week for 2019 woven together with our Temple dedication and July 4th 50th anniversary, and much much more.

A week NOT TO MISS. 

Ananda’s new Temple of Light is far more than a meeting space for the residents of Ananda Village. It is a sacred shrine dedicated to world brotherhood, and to the Light to be found at the heart of all religious paths.

Inside the NEW Temple of Light at Ananda Village

This week of celebration, still in the very early stages of planning, will include activities such as:

  • A July 4 celebration of World Brotherhood
  • 50 years: past, present, and future—expressed by different Ananda communities and ministers from around the world
  • Guests from our Ananda communities worldwide: India, Europe, throughout the U.S.
  • A variety of multimedia presentations from around the world
  • Historical reenactments, vignettes of great moments in Ananda’s history
  • A special day dedicated to the Temple dedication
  • Pageantry, playfulness, participation

Make your plans now. CLICK HERE to get passes and register at Shady Creek Campground.

The Expanding Light Retreat & the Ananda Meditation Retreat are now fully booked. We cannot accommodate RV’s and camping is full.

Ananda Brotherhood World Choir

Information about reserving an Event Pass and Accommodations

  • All guests will be required to have an Event or Day pass on them at all times
  • Accommodations are at Shady Creek Summer Camp, 4 miles from Ananda Village

 

The Expanding Light Retreat & the Ananda Meditation Retreat are now fully booked

Overview of Passes & Accommodations

  • To Reserve click here
  • Accommodation cost is in addition to Pass cost
  • Accommodations does not include meals, or the Garden Party Fundraising Gala

Pass and Accommodation Details:

Event Pass only -
 Full week ($150 Adult / $70 Child)
Four day (Wed - Sat nights for $85 Adult / $40 Child)

Event Pass + Standard Camping

Standard camping includes a campsite and access to shared showers and bathrooms. Camping gear is not provided so please bring your own.

Full week standard camping - Event Pass + $100 each
Four day (Wed - Sat) - Event Pass + $60 each
Event Pass + Shady Creek Summer Camp
Located just 4 miles from Ananda Village, this facility can accommodate 250 and includes indoor, dorm-style bunk beds (6 to 8 guests to a room) with shared bathrooms. Rates include bunk bed, shared bathroom/shower facilities, daily vegetarian breakfast, morning group meditation, and coordinated carpool. Bedding and towels are not provided, so please bring your own. Bedding rental may be available for an additional cost, more info coming soon.

Full week Shady Creek - Event Pass + $350 each
Four day (Wed - Sat)) - Event Pass + $200 each
Event Pass + Family Campground Summer Camp
Families are invited to camp at the Living Wisdom School campus together. Accommodations include shared bathrooms and indoor “camping” in classrooms or bring your own tents. Bedding and towels not included.

Full week Family Campground - Event Pass + $70 for the whole family 

 

 

Inside the NEW Temple of Light at Ananda VillageCelebration in the Amphitheatre at The Expanding Light- Ananda village 

 

Celebration in the Amphitheatre at The Expanding Light- Ananda village
Celebration in the Amphitheatre at The Expanding Light- Ananda village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

View of Amphitheatre at sunsetMeeting new seekers at SRW Celebration in the Amphitheatre at The Expanding Light- Ananda village



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Our regular accommodations are full, however we have many alternative accommodations available for this great event. Learn more and register.


RVs cannot be accommodated at this event.

The 50th Anniversary of Ananda Village 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.


The 50th Anniversary of Ananda Village starts the afternoon of the first date listed. It’s ideal to arrive before 4 pm, if you are able to. That way, you can join in the afternoon session of yoga and meditation, which begins at 4:45 pm. Dinner is at 6:30. The first real gathering of your group is at 7:30 pm. If you need to arrive here after 5 pm, that’s fine, but it helps us if you let us know at 800-346-5350. We can also put aside a dinner for you if you need to arrive after 7 pm. The program ends with lunch on the last date. Please see our Daily Schedule.

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