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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.

The Expanding Light, our community’s main retreat center, offers a wide variety of programs on practical spiritual living, as well as Personal Retreat for those who prefer a less structured stay. Hearty vegetarian meals and optional twice-daily sessions of yoga and meditation are included in your stay. Rates vary with your choice of housing and program.

Click here for more information on programs or accommodations or call the Expanding Light at (800) 346-5350 ext. 1, between 9am – 5pm PST, 7 days a week.

The Meditation Retreat, located on the original land on which Ananda Village was founded, is perfect for guests who prefer a more secluded stay. The quiet setting is especially supportive for those who wish to spend time on their own in reflection or inner renewal. More

Vegetarian meals can be reserved in advance and enjoyed in the retreat dining room, or book a cabin with a kitchen and prepare your own.

Click here for more information on accommodations and rates, or call the Meditation Retreat office at (530) 478-7557 between 9am – 5pm PST, Mon. – Fri.

For Families with Children

Banyan House
(available during the summer, when school is not in session)
Though officially the dormitory for our junior and senior high school students, during the summer this facility is open to accommodate families with children, in addition to other guests. Purchase meals at the Expanding Light or Master’s Market, or prepare your own in Banyan House’s kitchen. More

For rates and availability, please call Bhaktimarg at the Village Reception Office at (530) 478-7500 x 7004 between 10am – 4pm PST Mon. – Fri., or email

An adult family member or friend must remain with children while adults attend classes or other activities, or you must make childcare arrangements in advance of your stay. To explore childcare possibilities, please contact Bhaktimarg Goering from our Family Ministry.