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

Accommodations at the Expanding Light and the Ananda Meditation retreat are fully booked so please choose from our special 50th Anniversary Event Accommodations.

You can expect…

  • The largest gathering of Ananda family from around the world in our fifty year history – a fitting start to the next fifty years.
  • Masterclasses in spirituality, yoga in daily life, science, yoga, meditation, health and healing, and the arts — offered by Ananda’s leading teachers from around the world.
  • Guided yoga and meditation practices for all levels, in multiple languages daily.
  • Unparalleled special events and performances throughout the week.
  • Dynamic, uplifting programs for all ages and stages.
  • A transformative experience of joy, divine friendship, wonder, and inspiration.

A week of deep inspiration……

A week of deep inspiration...
Hundreds of friends from around the world will gather in the birthplace of this movement, Ananda Village, to honor the life of Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder and direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, and look to the future together. This week-long program will weave together all aspects of Ananda’s worldwide mission — fulfilling the will of the Masters, spiritual community, yoga in daily life, the path of Self-realization — into an experience of divine friendship for all who come.
The culminating event of the week will be the dedication of the Temple of Light at Ananda Village, a symbol of the uniting spirit that Ananda represents. Dedicated to truth-seekers everywhere, the Temple of Light is a physical manifestation of Ananda’s mission in every way. We hope you can come and celebrate this joyful occasion with your worldwide Ananda Family.

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.

You Are Invited To Join Us

50th Anniversary Celebrations Video at Ananda Village

This week of celebration, still in the 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
  • A special day dedicated to the Temple dedication
  • Pageantry, playfulness, participation
  • For more information about the schedule visit ananda.org/50th

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

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 Passes
Admission to the event and does not include accommodations or meals. All guests must purchase an Event Pass to attend. This option is for guests who have made their own accommodations and may request to purchase meals and/or scheduled shuttle transfers

Full week Pass - $175 - Sunday June 30 to Sunday July 7
4 Day Pass - $100 - Thursday July 4 to Sunday July 7

Standard Camping
Ananda Village Campgrounds all-inclusive package - includes admission to the event, campsite, shared shower and bathroom facilities, lunch and dinner, and the option to purchase scheduled shuttle transfers. Camping gear not included. No camp stoves or open flames please.

Full Week - $443 - Sunday June 30 to Sunday July 7
4 Day - $256 - Wednesday PM July 3 to Sunday July 7

Shady Creek Shared Rooms and RV parking
This all-inclusive package includes admission to the event, twin bed* (or request an RV parking spot)*, shared shower and bathroom facilities, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the option to purchase scheduled shuttle transfers. Notable features include a swimming pool, cool rooms, daily event shuttle service...
*Twin bedding and towels not included. Please send an email for the option to purchase.
*Please send an email to request an RV parking spot (limited availability). Hookups not available.

Full Week - $693 - Sunday June 30 to Sunday July 7
4 Day - $396 - Wednesday PM July 3 to Sunday July 7

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

View of Amphitheatre at sunset Meeting new seekers at SRW

Indian Banquet Aerial View- Meeting new seekers at SRW

Celebration in the Amphitheatre at The Expanding Light- Ananda village

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Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi

Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, Kriyacharyas, and Ananda Ministers
What is a nayaswami?

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Novak are the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide. Longtime devotees of Yogananda, Jyotish and Devi have worked closely with Swami Kriyananda since 1969 and before.

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

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.

See Transportation and Directions whether you are coming by plane, car, bus or train. Our Frequent Questions page answers many of the questions you might have about How to Go on Retreat.


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