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Places of Interest

Crystal Hermitage upper gardens

Crystal Hermitage upper gardens

We invite you to experience the beauty and peace of Ananda Village – whether you visit for a few hours, for the day, or for an extended stay. Join us for yoga in our retreat temple, dine at our Market café or retreat dining room, stroll the grounds, visit Crystal Hermitage gardens, shop for treasures, or just simply unwind.

If you’d like a longer visit, treat yourself to an uplifting and relaxing vacation by booking a stay at the Expanding Light or the Meditation Retreat. Whatever you choose,we look forward to welcoming you.

In this section, you will find information about Ananda Village’s main attractions. You can also call the Village Reception Center at (530) 478-7500 for suggestions of what to see and do while you’re here.

Crystal Hermitage Gardens
Crystal Hermitage is the spiritual heart of Ananda Village and the home of Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder. Beautiful terraced gardens, expansive vistas, and peace of mind await all those who visit Crystal Hermitage. More

The Expanding Light Guest Retreat
Whether you’re in the area for a day, planning an overnight stay, or interested in finding out more about living in spiritual community, please be our guest at The Expanding Light, Ananda Village’s retreat center. More

The Meditation Retreat
Nestled in the forest on the original land on which Ananda Village was founded, the Meditation Retreat provides the perfect environment for guests and visitors who wish to tap into deep inner stillness. More

Master’s Market and Deli
Master’s Market is a vegetarian grocery, bakery, deli and café located in the heart of “downtown Ananda.” Sit indoors or out on the Village green, and savor a meal or treat while enjoying good food, good company, and the uplifting surroundings of Ananda Village. More