Who We Are
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
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.”
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
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.
As Christmas approaches, we think of you —- our family of divine friends — and wish you all the joy of this sacred season.
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.
Learn more about our programs for 2017. Then take a visual tour of Hidden Valley in our website’s photo galleries. Hidden Valley Programs – 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
As 2014 rolled along, many improvements happened because of you. Whether you volunteered your service or helped with financial contributions, all your efforts and the force of our joined prayers and meditations kept on making a difference.
We’ve been watching the landscape become greener with recent rains, as the mornings become colder and the evenings darker. As we approach the season of Christmas, we remember and are grateful to you, our enthusiastic supporters.
The renovation of our kitchen and refectory is well into the home stretch. This week the new hood for the stoves arrived and the sinks rolled in too.
We would like to give you an update on our solar project, and tell you about another major project that is already underway.