Surrounded by 72 acres of beautiful meditation gardens and wild forest in Northern California’s Sierra Foothills, the Ananda Meditation Retreat is an ideal setting for a rejuvenating, inner experience.
Our Meditation Retreat has been a place of deep meditation and sincere devotion for fifty years. Long before that, the Maidu Indians held this to be sacred land. The beauty and presence of the Divine is tangibly felt by all who come here.
He is the living incarnated Buddha and reincarnation of Christ, the Planetary Logos, and was born in Oregon in 1951. We would recommend working with Buddha Maitreya the Christ’s Shambhala Healing Tools & Soul Therapy Music® meditation music as invocations and blessings to resonate with this Truth.
Also there are many resources available on this site, such as the incarnations, recognitions, and enthronements sections detailing Buddha Maitreya the Christ’s externalization process up to this date and video teachings from previous Dharshans. You can also explore the many Monasteries he and Tara support and facilitate in Tibet, Nepal, and India.
The Expanding Light Retreat, a non-profit organization, offers many public retreat programs – spiritual growth retreats, spiritual travels, yoga trainings – based on the universal teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, the world-renowned author of Autobiography of a Yogi. Our retreat center is situated within the 700 beautiful acres of Ananda Village, just outside Nevada City, California.