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Our Reception Center in downtown Ananda Village

Our Reception Center in downtown Ananda Village

Come spend time at Ananda Village – whether for a few hours, a few days, or a few weeks, you are sure to be uplifted and inspired.

In this section, you will find maps and directions to Ananda Village and also to help guide you within the community. In addition, you’ll find information on meals, lodging, tours, suggestions for your visit, and visitor guidelines.

Driving Directions and Maps

Ananda Village is located 90 minutes north of Sacramento, California and two hours southwest of Reno, Nevada. We are also less than an hour from Auburn, and only 30 minutes from Grass Valley.

Ananda Village Reception Center

Open 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday and located in the Village center, we are happy to share information about our community and what you can see and do while here. More

Guided Tours

Guided tours led by Village residents are offered weekly each Saturday at 1:30pm, departing from our guest retreat, The Expanding Light. Tours include a combination of walking and driving, and take approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours. More

Meals and Lodging

Ananda Village offers a variety of options for guests who wish to dine or to stay overnight. We have a saying: “The guest is God.” It is our joy and privilege to share our community with you. More

Day Guests

Let our peace-filled, forested surroundings and uplifting options for rewinding entice you to relax and recharge for the day. Visitors can choose to walk the grounds, enjoy vegetarian meals prepared with love, join a guided yoga session, learn to meditate, view our lush gardens, take a community tour, shop for gifts, or indulge in a massage. More

Stay Overnight

Overnight visitors to Ananda Village can choose to stay at the Expanding Light or the Meditation Retreat. Banyan House (our school dorm) is also open during the summer, especially for families with children. More

Experience Community Life

If you’re interested in an extended stay that would offer a taste of community living while exploring Ananda’s spiritual path, Ananda Village offers the following programs:

The Karma Yoga program at the Expanding Light
The Ashram Program at the Meditation Retreat Light
The Living with Spirit Program (for ages 18 – 30)
Living Wisdom Family Camp (especially for families with children)

Guidelines for Visitors

Ananda Village is a spiritual community. In order to maintain our uplifting and peaceful environment, we ask visitors to please observe the following guidelines… More