Guided Tours

Gather at Expanding Light Guest Services for the tour.

Time: The free community tour departs Thursdays and Saturdays at 1:30pm.

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

For more information: Call The Expanding Light at
(530) 478-7518 ext. 1, between 9am – 5pm daily.
(Calling in advance is recommended, as the tour may not be offered during holidays and special events.)

The tour includes a combination of walking and driving, and takes approximately 1 ½ – 2 hours.

Tour Highlights: Highlights include a visit to “downtown Ananda,” our permaculture garden, Ananda 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 at Other Days and Times

At this time, 1:30pm Saturday is the only time a guided tour is offered.

At other times, visitors are welcome to come to the Ananda Village Reception Office (open 10am – 4pm Mon. – Fri.). We are happy to give you directions to Crystal Hermitage, the spiritual heart of the community.