Testimonials

I was blown away by Hidden Valley. I will definitely be back, and consider residency next time.

 

 

It’s really helped me to connect the teachings and make more sense out of them.

 

 

Such a very long list of things to be grateful for about this blessed place called Hidden Valley!  The retreat programs are deep and inspiring.  Thank you all!

 

 

Hidden Valley is my India in the West.  Beautiful souls and a higher age environment.  Thank you so very much!

 

 

Thank you all for the invaluable service you provide.  It is impossible to articulate how helpful you are to your fellow devotees!

 

 

The food was out of this world.  Best ever!!!

 

 

I had multiple “aha” moments during the classes – points and questions I have had for a long time were answered.

 

 

I’ve refreshed my body,  my mind and my Spirit.
I re-learned and deeply  understood the SRF techniques.
I feel that I am re-charged as a new beginner Kriyaban.

 

 

On the first night and the first couple of days, I could barely focus.  My mind was still reeling in a million directions.  Now, effortless interiorization is a fact for every meditation.

 

 

It’s like a spiritual golf course for getting a hole in one!

 

 

It is often too easy to read the Lessons and not understand the significance or deeper mechanism of “how to.”  That deft touch connecting the dots and keeping me better understand Master’s intent was priceless.

 

 

I can come back home with a strength that I have never felt before – a fearless view of my future and life.  Now everything has come together to make sense.  The mist is lifted and it is because of Hidden Valley Kriya Intensive Week.  Thank you with all my heart.

 

 

This has been a Heavenly Valley week soul retreat.

 

 

I feel so uplifted and connected to Master while I am at Hidden Valley. The longer period of time here has made all the difference. Everything is so well thought out and I truly appreciated the attention, sincerity, friendliness, love and friendship all the monastics and staff/residents give every time I am on retreat. My consciousness is changed.

Hidden Valley has given me the best of my guru’s teachings.

 

 

For years I suffered aches and pains during meditation that made it extremely difficult to sit fo long periods. At Hidden Valley I learned what proper posture for meditation should be, how to sit with the body relaxed and aligned. I can now sit comfortably and still for very long periods without the aches and pains. Where long meditations were once feared and avoided, I now look forward to them.
Hidden Valley has become for me a sanctuary, where I can greet my brother guru-bhais in friendship and practice the best of my Yogananda’s teachings. I experience a fellowship that revitalizes my spiritual life and keeps me energized on my journey to liberation in God.
There used to be a time, a week or two before a Hidden Valley program, I would doubt myself, my worthiness to be there, and would consider cancelling. Every time a calm inner voice or feeling would cajole me and say, “I’ve made a place for you there. Go and see how I will change you!” And boy was it true! Every time I went to Hidden Valley for a program, I left more willing to meditate, less and less a slave to bad habits or unwholesome desires. I stopped doubting. Because of what I’ve learned, I’m finally becoming the man I’ve always wanted to be.
A place to establish your spiritual routine, refocus on your meditation practice, and learn how to balance a work life and inner life. It is like heaven on earth. Great food, fun activities, and daily group meditation. I make it out as often as possible. I’m finally becoming the man I’ve always wanted to be.
I traveled to California from Canada in my twenties and had a full spiritual awakening, while I was staying at this ashram. I remember my first group meditation ever, it was here, and I was blessed to experience God’s presence for the first time in my life in that meditation. I enjoyed the peace and the quiet, and the beautiful nature. Blessings.