The Greatest Influence

The Greatest Influence

The greatest influence in your life, stronger even than your will
power, is your environment. Change that, if necessary. Until
you are mentally strong, you can never be what you want to be
without a good environment to help you. When you are having
difficulty in trying to change for the better, spiritual company
and other uplifting influences are essential.
— Paramahansa Yogananda —

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News From Hidden Valley

News From Hidden Valley

Convocation visitors –
During the time around Convocation, Hidden Valley gets visitors from all over the world. This year we had guests from the following 26(!!!) countries in the weeks before and after Convocation. Truly an international family! Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Channel Islands, Great Britain, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, England, Germany, India,Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, New
Zealand, Nigeria, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, USA. Read more
What’s happening at Hidden Valley? Lots!

What’s happening at Hidden Valley? Lots!

Father/Son Day at Hidden Valley

On Sat, June 16, around 65 devotee fathers and sons had a day of
spiritual fellowship, fun, and joy at Master’s Hidden Valley
Ashram. The schedule included sports, archery, meditation,
laughter, lunch, a hike and a class. We hope to have another
Father/Son day next year, please stay tuned. Read more

The Selfless Social Arts of Yoga

The Selfless Social Arts of Yoga

What does Paramahansa Yogananda say about the yogi’s way to navigate times of change?
During this weekend we will explore his thoughts and practices:

– A Yogi’s Poise Between Order and Chaos
– Making Our Work an Offering of Service
– Building Deeper Relationships
– The Mirror of Behavior
– The Social Way to Universal Consciousness
– Satsang – Answers to Your Questions
– Guided Meditations

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The Chalets Renovation Project

The Chalets Renovation Project

Dear Friends,

For almost four decades, the Self-Realization Fellowship Hidden Valley
Ashram Center has served as a spiritual haven for men from around
the world who are students of the SRF Lessons. They are drawn to the
guest programs to experience God-centered living in a secluded ashram
environment, to volunteer alongside the monks who reside here yearround,
and to immerse themselves in the teachings of our beloved
Gurudeva, Paramahansa Yogananda. Read more

Happenings at Hidden Valley

Happenings at Hidden Valley

CHANTING UNDER THE STARS – In April, some monks from our YSS Ranchi Ashram, brought the devotion of India and transformed an evening under the stars into an enchanting event. Read more about what’s been happening at Hidden Valley Ashram.

Father & Son Day on Saturday, June 16

Father & Son Day on Saturday, June 16

Come join us for 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 in a spiritual environment located in the beautiful countryside of Escondido. Read more.

Springtime at Hidden Valley

Springtime at Hidden Valley

It’s a beautiful time of year at Hidden Valley.
In case you’re not able to come anytime
soon, we’d just like to share with you… (read more)

New How-To-Live Conducted Programs For 2018

Sustainability at Hidden Valley

Next year Hidden Valley Ashram will offer two week-long Kriya
programs and four new three-day programs. These new
programs originate in Guruji’s “How-to-Live” teachings, as
outlined in the Self-Realization magazines throughout 2017.

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How To Receive the Most From Your Meditations

How To Receive the Most From Your Meditations

May 11 through May 14 can be a time for a truly new beginning.

Learn how to meditate again, as if for the first time.

Sit outdoors in the asana of meditation in these beautiful days of early summer. Learn why Guruji called Hong-Sau Technique “the baby Kriya.” Then renew your acquaintance with the Aum Technique. As Guruji chanted, “I’ll roam, roam with Om.”

Sustainability at Hidden Valley

Sustainability at Hidden Valley

Dear friends,

Hidden Valley is a great place to push the “pause button” of life, and refashion life ideally. Whether you’re a student considering a gap year or giving yourself a later-in-life career break, good things are happening at Hidden Valley.

Live here in a monk’s ashram for a few days, weeks, months or longer — and and see the difference it makes in your life.

Into the New Year – 2017

Into the New Year – 2017

Into the New Year – 2017

Hidden Valley Ashram Serves Our Gurudeva’s Worldwide Mission

Hidden Valley is a community — your personal haven — – where you can live the ashram experience and deeply dive into your own spiritual practice.

Merry Christmas from Hidden Valley

Merry Christmas from Hidden Valley

Dear Friends,

As Christmas approaches, we think of you —- our family of divine friends — and wish you all the joy of this sacred season.

Growing an Ashram – 2017

Growing an Ashram – 2017

Dear Friends,

Because of your prayers, your help as volunteers and your financial support, together we are fulfilling our Gurudeva’s vision for Hidden Valley Ashram—a place for cultivating Self-realization and having fellowship with like-minded devotees.

Plain Living and High Thinking

Plain Living and High Thinking

Dear friends,

How are we meant to live?  Paramahansa Yogananda described it simply:  plain living and high thinking. Deepening meditations and giving back in gratitude. Hidden Valley Ashram is an ideal place to do both.

New Website

New Website

Dear friends,

We want you to be among the first to know that Hidden Valley Ashram now has a new up-to-date website.  The site first went live on Sri Yukteswarji’s birthday anniversary and we took a few more days to make sure everything was humming along.  We will continue to add refinements over the coming weeks and look forward to your comments.

Upcoming Weekend Programs

Upcoming Weekend Programs

In the coming months Hidden Valley will be hosting a variety of weekend programs, ranging from an overview of spiritual life for younger men, to the period of transition for “seasoned veterans” 50 and above. For a complete listing, visit our Calendar page. Read more for an overview of two upcoming programs.

Growing an Ashram

Growing an Ashram

Joining the monks in daily routine of meditation and service, guests at the Hidden Valley Monks’ Ashram can discover a greater sense of their true Self. In a community of divine friendship, we offer focused instruction on Paramahansa Yogananda’s meditation techniques and his practical “How-to-Live” principles.