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Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Tours depart from the Guest Services building

Time: Tour departs 1:30 pm each Saturday

Location:  Free tours depart from the Guest Services building at The Expanding Light, Ananda Village’s guest retreat, 14618 Tyler Foote Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959.

For more information: call The Expanding Light at (530) 478-7518 option 1, between 9am – 5pm daily.
(Tours may not be offered during holidays and special events. Please call The Expanding Light in advance of your visit to confirm whether a tour will take place.)

Free guided tours led by Village residents are offered weekly each Saturday, departing from our guest retreat, The Expanding Light.

Tours include a combination of walking and driving, and take approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours. 

Highlights include a visit to “downtown Ananda,” our permaculture garden and farm, residential areas, and an extended stop at Crystal Hermitage’s gardens, gift shop and museum, the spiritual heart of Ananda Village.

  1. From Tyler Foote Rd., turn left (at the entrance of Ananda Village) onto Ananda Way.

  2. Almost immediately, turn left onto Expanding Light Way. (If you find yourself at the T intersection with the fountain, you’ve driven too far and will need to turn around.)

  3. Drive up the hill on Expanding Light Way. There is parking at the top, and the Guest Services building (which has a covered portico) is on the right.

Tours on Days Other than Saturday

Visitors who wish to see the community at other times are welcome to visit the Village Reception Office between 9am – 5pm, Monday through Friday.

We are happy to give you an easy to read map of the community, and to offer directions to areas of interest for a self-guided tour.