Themed Programs

Date Program  
May 17 - 20 Mental Engineering For Creating A Positive Inner Environment

- Yogic practices for reaching all-around success

- Developing concentration

- Creating channels of positive energy in the mind, by developing will power and won’t power

- Understanding the chemistry of feelings

- Choosing the right life companion

- Managing the relationship of marriage

- Dealing with fear and worry

- Becoming a smile millionaire - the wealth of happiness

Jun 16 - 16 Hidden Valley Father-Son Day

Hidden Valley Ashram will host a Father & Son gathering on Saturday, June 16. The day will be dedicated to celebrating and sharing the unique relationship that exists between a father and son.

Hidden Valley monastics will be on hand to talk about the spiritual & practical principles that our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, has given. They will provide guidance on how to cultivate the trust and understanding needed for the successful sharing of life’s challenges as parents & sons grow in Spirit together.

In addition to lectures and satsanga, a variety of outdoor activities are planned such as group sports & games providing “fun for all ages” There will also be the opportunity for hiking on the many trails that run through the grounds.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. It is open to all SRF fathers & sons (aged 8 years and up). There is a suggested donation of $75 which can be made when registering online or you may donate by leaving cash or check in a donation box onsite during the day of the program.

For those interested in attending, please register online:

Father-Son Day

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Schedule of Activities
10:00 am - Arrival & Registration (light refreshments available)
10:30 am - Welcome & Introduction to the day
11:00 am - Outdoor ‘fun’ activities: games, sports & sharing for all ages
Noon - Group Meditation for All- under the oak trees
12:30 pm - Vegetarian Lunch!
2:00 pm - Hike in the HV ‘South 40’ or a tour of the Ashram
3:00 pm - Spiritual class for father & sons
4:00 pm - Closing Thoughts and Group Photos
4:30 pm - Departure

Jul 12 - 15 The Development Of Selfless Social Arts For Everyone's Highest Good

-Getting along with challenging people

- Practicing the art of forgiveness

- Traveling from personal self-interest to selflessness

- Spiritual study of life - being a life-long learner

- Compassion - developing a deeper insight and interest in the needs of others

- Expressing creativity in all areas of life

- National and international interest and patriotism

Sep 13 - 16 Applied Spiritual Science: From Individuality To Universality

- Identification - the root of all our problems

- Loosening the ego’s hold on our consciousness

- Breaking the eight bondages of the heart

- Three ways to universality

- We already are what we seek

Oct 26 - Nov 02 Deepening Your Practice Of Kriya Yoga

Kriya Week provides an immersive experience that is nothing less than transformational. Kriyabans have traveled from North and Latin America, Australia and Europe to attend this program.

Letting go of the world and plunging deep into Spirit, the results are best described by the devotees themselves: "It was mesmerizing, blissful; it has created such a deep imprint in my heart that I can still close my eyes and re-live the joy, devotion, love and Guruji's divine presence! Thank you is a very small phrase to express my deep gratitude"… "I feel that all Kriya yogis should attend this invaluable program to deepen their understanding and practice of Kriya and to take their sadhana to a higher level. I have spoken about it to my friends and they are looking forward to attending future Kriya Weeks. For the first time since I became a Kriyaban in ’84 do I feel I have a chance to do Kriya correctly, as I have struggled for many years."

"The focus on Kriya, multiple reviews, tips, questions and answers, group practice and multiple opportunities to have Kriyas checked was superb and what I needed. Kriya Week was nothing close to what I envisioned. It was simply phenomenal. The week took me right out of my comfort zone. The vibration of Hidden Valley, the support of the monks in creating more clarity in my techniques and Kriyas allowed my relationship with Guruji to blossom. Thank you for a great week!"

Participants are welcome to remain through the following weekend. Please note: Participants are asked to turn in cell phones upon arrival. Disconnecting from the outer world gives us the freedom to make that deeper connection within.