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A cooperative spiritual community dedicated to the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, founded by his direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda

Crystal Hermitage Tulip Open House

Tulips at Crystal Hermitage

“Springtime at Ananda”
Weekends, April 4 & 5; April 11 & 12; April 18 & 19; 10am – 5pm
Weekdays through April 24, 10am – 5pm
Admission: $5 per person (12 and under free); season pass $10

This year, staff and volunteers have planted 15,000 tulips in our world class gardens at Crystal Hermitage. Weekends, our master gardeners, along with community members, will be on hand to answer your questions and to share about the history of Crystal Hermitage. (We’ll have live music and refreshments, too!)

Garden visitors are also welcome weekdays,
10am – 5pm. (If bringing a group, please plan a weekday visit.) Call (530)478-7587 for more info.Read more

Living with Spirit Program

sustainable farming

Exploring Spiritual Community for Ages 18 – 30
Sun., June 21 – Sun., July 5
at Ananda Village – come for all or part!

Explore community through yoga, meditation, organic farming, and joyful service with friends who share your spiritual ideals and aspirations.
Enjoy 2 weeks of adventure in spirit, friendship and fun at one of the world’s most successful spiritual communities.

Call (800) 346-5350 x1 or email info@expandinglight.org
for more info. or to sign up.
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Sunday Service



Spiritual Travel
with The Expanding Light

  1. Pilgrimages & Retreats
More info.

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Inner Renewal Week 2015

  1. It's not too late to be inspired!
  2. Enjoy videos of the morning classes on inner pilgrimage, and the evening Q&A with Jyotish & Devi.
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