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Ananda Retreat Near Nevada City

Susan Helene Kramer

Kriyananda passed away April 21, 2013, but leaves many writings as well as Ananda, a World Brotherhood Community he founded. Kriyananda was a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Ananda setting is exquisite forest and clear space conducive to spiritual practices.

Visitors can come for different periods of time and stay in semi-private or private rooms or do tent camping. The large center is located near Nevada City in north-eastern California.

As I had a camper-van I chose the tent camping which worked out fine. I will have to say that the vegetarian meals were absolutely delicious and inspired my own cooking. The atmosphere is congenial and friendly and of course inspirational.

You can also arrange a personal retreat where you can spend as much quiet time as you choose, or just enjoy simply walking the grounds listening to the melodious sounds of nature.

Personally, I like the balance of spiritual classes with plenty of time for walking in nature. Its grandeur never fails to bring me peace of mind and inner calm.

Ananda is located on 700 acres, has its own distribution center with writings of Yogananda, Kriyanda and others in the field of spirituality. Plus you can enjoy buying from their marketplace.

Driving directions from Sacramento: Drive east on Rt. 80 toward Reno. In Auburn take Rt. 49 north through Grass Valley and Nevada City. After passing through Nevada City turn north on Rt. 49 toward North San Juan. Cross the Yuba River. Turn right onto Tyler Foote Road until arriving at The Expanding Light and Ananda Village, on the left.

Nevada City, elevation 2,477 feet, is 60 miles east and north beyond Sacramento to give you an idea of the location. And, Nevada City to Ananda is 14 miles, about a half hour drive. It is in beautiful woods and open spaces. The map at this URL is the recommended route and it can be printed out - - be sure to fill the gas tank before leaving Nevada City.

Ananda Village is a place to feel uplifted and learn useful spiritual living techniques.

The address is The Expanding Light, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City, California 95959.

Traveling directions and reference

Rand McNally Road Atlas

Ananda Village and programs

Article by Susan Helene Kramer

Copyright 2012-2015 Susan Helene Kramer
Santa Barbara, California USA
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Published by Creations in Consciousness
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