This program is a very deep experience, and it is important that you are in a place of readiness to receive the maximum benefits and blessings from your time here. As such, the application process is designed to help both you and the Program Coordinator, Niranjana, determine when might be the most appropriate time for you to participate.

If you would like to view the application process overview in document form, please retrieve it HERE.

  1. Seek Recommendation
    Seek the recommendation to participate from your local Ananda Minister or Leader. Ask them to contact Program Coordinator, Niranjana Kushler, to submit your name for application.

    [email protected]
    Home Phone: 425-412-3525
    Text: 530-913-1219

  2. Understand Expectations
    Read through the Living Discipleship Policies and Costs document to understand all expectations before completing the application.
  3. Complete Application
    Complete the Living Discipleship Program Application in it’s entirety, as well as the Medical Form (to be used in event of an emergency). Once submitted, Niranjana will receive a notification, and be in touch to set up a one-on-one meeting.
  4. Meet with Program Coordinator
    Complete a one-on-one meeting with Niranjana (usually 45 minutes in length). This will help her understand where she can support you in preparations for the program, and when might be the most appropriate time for your participation. Based on this conversation, she will approve you to make reservations at the Meditation Retreat.

    Skype Username: willow.kushler
    Facetime/Whatsapp:+1 530-913-1219 (textable number)

  5. Reserve Accomodations
    Once approved to move forward by Niranjana, calculate the cost of your program and note accommodation preferences by submitting the Cost Calculation Form. Once submitted, you may contact Nayaswami Susan directly to discuss your housing preferences.

    Email: [email protected]
    Phone: 530-478-7557

  6. Pay Deposit
    Submit your $350 deposit within 10 days after speaking to Susan. If sending check, please note Mailing Address as follows:

    Meditation Retreat
    14618 Tyler Foote Rd. #114
    Nevada City, CA 95959

Note: Please be mindful that you are not considered registered for the program until you have been approved by Niranjana, and have secured reservations at the Meditation Retreat by paying your $350 deposit.