Are you looking for a deeper meaning in life?
Would you like to live in harmony with the world, with others, and with your higher Self?
If so, this is an extraordinary opportunity.
This summer, join a group of 18 – 30 year olds for a three-week program at Ananda Village,
one of the world’s most successful spiritual communities.
Explore your highest potential, practicing the ancient teachings of yoga while camping in the beauty of the Northern California’s Sierra Nevada foothills.
Make friends with people who share your spiritual ideals and aspirations.
Our days begin with a morning practice of yoga postures, devotional singing, and meditation. After breakfast in silence, we’ll spend the morning serving in Ananda’s organic farm, larger community, or in the kitchen, preparing delicious organic vegetarian meals.
In the evening, we’ll have classes led by some of Ananda’s most experienced instructors, on topics including meditation, yoga philosophy, music and its power to change our consciousness, and more.
Finally, we’ll enjoy outdoor adventures in the surrounding area, including trips to the stunning Yuba River.
The three main aspects of this program are service, sadhana (spiritual practices like meditation and yoga), and living in community.
Never go to work again! Learn to practice the principles of Karma Yoga, and see everything you do as a service.
Morning and early afternoon will be devoted to different service projects throughout Ananda Village. In the farming program (now underway), there are be opportunities to work in Ananda’s farm and learn about the principles of organic gardening and permaculture from Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria, who first started in biodynamic farming over 30 years ago.
Service is an essential part of the spiritual path. By learning to focus on what you can give, you’ll find the skills to open inner doors to enthusiasm and joy.
Yoga and Meditation
Imagine rising with the sun and starting each day with yoga and meditation.
Every morning there will be a guided practice of yoga and meditation. (If you don’t know how to meditate, you can learn easily!) Meditation is the quickest and easiest way to connect to the peace already present within our own selves.
The meditation techniques you’ll learn are those that were taught by Paramhansa Yogananda, the great Indian yogi and saint. You’ll be able to quickly improve your meditations by living and practicing in the company of other experienced meditators.
Live with people your age in a place where spirituality is given first priority. Over 200 people live on the 800 acres of Ananda Village who have devoted their lives to the spiritual search. Experience what it is like to live in a spiritual community with hundreds of people dedicated to high ideals.
This program is coordinated by Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria, who have been teaching meditation and yoga for over 30 years.
For over 20 years, they were the spiritual directors of Ananda Sacramento. In 2009 they moved to Ananda Village and now lead a young group of adults at Inspiration House, a new ashram within Ananda Village.
Badri Matlock attended Living with Spirit in 2009 and never left. He is now the Internship Program Director and coordinates Living with Spirit and other events and activities in spiritual community with young adults locally and around the world. He is actively engaged in learning and sharing spiritual living, community building, sustainability, and much more.
Summer 2013 Living with Spirit Program
June 30 – July 21
Join us this summer for three weeks to experience life in one of the worlds oldest intentional spiritual communities.
What we will cover in this program…
- Yoga and Meditation
- Natural Building
- Organic Farming
The cost for the three week program is $1000.00. This includes:
- Day-to-day living expenses
- Three organic vegetarian meals every day
- Classes on and experience in meditation, spiritual living, organic farming and permaculture, natural building, and more
- Passes to events taking place at Ananda Village
- Backpacking trip to the mountains
- Outdoor kitchen and campground space
- The priceless opportunity of experiencing first-hand what it is like to live in a community with hundreds of other truth-seekers
If you are not able to make it for the whole program or the cost is an issue please let us know and we will find a solution to make this unforgettable program work for you.
Get 20% off if you bring a friend
Would you like to find deeper meaning in life? Spots are limited, so take this next step by registering now.
Signing up has no obligation — it’s a way to make a commitment to higher ideals, spiritual friendship, and to finding your own higher Self.
We’ll see you this summer!