Crystal Hermitage is the spiritual heart of Ananda Village and the final resting place of Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder.
Beautiful terraced gardens, expansive vistas, and peace of mind await all those who visit Crystal Hermitage. Find solitude in the lovely Chapel which was inspired by the Porziuncola of Saint Francis, or in Shrine of the Masters, which houses relics of our gurus and other great saints of Self-realization. Shop in the Crystal Hermitage Gift Shop for friends or yourself. Stay overnight in our Guest House overlooking the Yuba River Canyon. — Or, simply enjoy some time in the gardens.
Garden Hours (other than during Springtime at Ananda): The Upper Gardens are open daily, from 9am – dusk. The Lower Gardens are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The Hermitage offers venues for weddings, receptions, workshops, and community events. Once a year we have a “Springtime at Ananda” Tulip Open House, to share more than 13,000 tulips with guests from the surrounding area.
Directions to Crystal Hermitage