There are many ways to visit or stay at Ananda Village. If you are coming for the day, stop in at the Reception Office, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, to get your bearings and we can direct you on a self-guided tour. Make time to have lunch at Master’s market or the Expanding Light Retreat. Reservations are needed for the Expanding Light 24 hours in advance, please call (530) 478-7518.

For a map of Ananda Village, click here.

For driving directions, click here.

(If you do plan a visit not during our office hours, we ask that you please respect the privacy of the residential areas of the village and do not approach the livestock.)

Expanding Light Reception Building

On Saturdays, guided tours leave from the Expanding Light Guest Services building at 1:30 pm. Staying at the Expanding Light, located at here at Ananda Village is another wonderful way to relax and recharge. Take a program or stay on Personal Retreat and give yourself time to absorb the deep peace and the beauty of nature here. See calendar of programs

Quiet Meditation Retreat

If you would like a quieter respite, you may be interested in a program or personal retreat at the secluded Ananda Meditation Retreat, located just 7 miles up Tyler Foote Road off Jackass Flats Road. See map

The Crystal Hermitage Guest House is a 2 bedroom chalet overlooking the Yuba River Canyon. Situated next to the exquisite Crystal Hermitage gardens, it is perfect for a getaway or honeymoon.

Sunday Service

Join our residents and guests for our weekly Sunday Service, which includes prayer,chanting, meditation and inspirational readings from the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Every Sunday from 10-10:45 (Purification Ceremony) and 11-12:30 (Service), at the Expanding Light. more

special events & holidays

You are invited to join us for our holiday events, workdays, and Springtime at Ananda in April.

Click here for information about our upcoming events Holidays.

Karma Yoga Programs & Internships

We offer Karma Yoga Internships to those who complete a minimum of two weeks of our regular Karma Yoga Program at The Expanding Light Retreat or Meditation Retreat Seva program and wish to serve in various creative ways in the larger Ananda community. more