Are you looking for happiness, peace and meaning in your life? Are you a seeker — looking for spiritual solutions — continually seeking to grow and change? Are you in need of balance — between your work and family life? Are you tired of just looking for the superficial “fix,” but want to see the whole of life and make conscious choices to improve yourself? Or perhaps you’re just looking to get away from it all, for a while?
If your answer to any of these questions is “YES!”, then come and experience the joy of ANANDA.
Situated in the natural serenity of the rural countryside, at the foothills of the beautiful Sahyadri hills near Pune, removed from worldly distractions and responsibilities, surrounded by other truth seekers. A place where you can develop a deeper relationship with Nature and the Divine potential within you.
Our retreat is an integral part of the Ananda Kriya Yogashram Community. It provides a place for guests from all over the world to come and experience the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda. We follow and share a non-sectarian approach to yoga . The ancient science of yoga and meditation, made practical and applicable to daily life, is manifest in living form in our community life.
Open to visitors every day of the year, guests participate in a variety of weekend, week-long and month-long programs. They are also welcome to join in the daily life of the residents, by being part of our “Karma Yoga” programme devoting a few hours each day to service projects. For those desiring it, complete seclusion can be arranged.
Retreat accommodations include private cabins, dormitories, and, in dry weather, tents as well. Vegetarian meals are served in a central dining area. Spiritual activities and classes are held in an indoor meditation hall, or the open-sided Meditation Mandir.
- Enjoy a new experience.
- Spend time in nature.
- Break away from the everyday routine.
- Dive deep into your spiritual life.
- Learn age-old meditation practices made relevant to modern life.
- Relax with like-minded people.
- Spend time being quiet in a peaceful environment.
- Enjoy healthy homemade vegetarian food.
- Learn about organic gardening, alternative energy solutions, and ecological building methods.
We honor your spiritual journey, no matter what path you follow.
We look forward to serving you!
In Divine Friendship,
Ananda Retreat Team