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.

Greetings from Hidden Valley Ashram

Greetings from Hidden Valley Ashram

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.

Something New at Hidden Valley

Something New at Hidden Valley

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.

Renovation Update

Renovation Update

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’re Harnessing the Sun

We’re Harnessing the Sun

We would like to give you an update on our solar project, and tell you about another major project that is already underway.

Dynamic Chanting

Dynamic Chanting

Paramahansa Yogananda said “Chanting is half the battle” in meditation. Does your chanting regularly take you halfway into interiorization? Join us and learn how to chant deeply.

Spiritual Boot Camp

Spiritual Boot Camp

Do you remember the feeling when you first began to meditate? Did everything just seem to flow effortlessly? When meditation begins to take more effort, this is often a sign we are making progress — and that we are ready for renewal.

Divine Friendship

Divine Friendship

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote: The only way to have a fiend is to be one. Our Gurudeva was a divine friend to everyone he met; he remains ever a friend to all — his growing family of friends and disciples.

Divine Friendship

Divine Friendship

Gurudeva Paramahansa Yogananda tells us there are two pillars of happiness. The first is the friendship we have with each other. The second is our friendship with God and Guru.

February Happenings

February Happenings

This weekend we’re having a new program entitled Spiritual Life in the Later Years. This will be a program for seasoned yogis, and it has filled up quickly (with a waiting list too!)