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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 Tour

A free guided tour, led by Village residents, is offered weekly each Saturday at 1:30pm, departing from our guest retreat, The Expanding Light. The tour include a combination of walking and driving, and takes approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours. More

Guest Lodging

Visitors who wish to stay at Ananda Village are welcome to book a stay at one of our community’s guest facilities: The Expanding Light (our main retreat center), the Meditation Retreat (perfect for silence and seclusion), or Crystal Hermitage Guest House.

Families with children are welcome at Banyan House (available during the summer when school is out). Groups (for weddings, family reunions, spiritual retreats, and business/staff retreats) are welcome to inquire about Gaia House. 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