Autumn Season at Ananda Ashram
Come and experience the magic of Ananda in our 59th Autumn Season! The Ashram has a rich history as a year-round yoga and meditation retreat, a center for transformation through meditative understanding, as envisioned by Founder Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati.
Come explore this peaceful haven in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains, just an hour from New York City. Walk the wooded path around the lake and rejuvenate in our contemplative meditation temples.
Enjoy simple lodging with delicious vegetarian food, morning and evening fire ceremony for healing and world peace, meditation, Sanskrit chanting and scriptural studies. Yoga classes, devotional singing (Kirtan), Indian music and dance, and other cultural events are offered year-round. Indulge yourself by letting go of your ordinary world, moving into peace, creativity and spiritual inspiration!
Please come and celebrate with us at our Thanksgiving Retreat! Join us for a delicious vegetarian feast, special musical events, yoga and Sanskrit classes, workshops, Meditation for world peace, and more!
The office can be reached at 845-782-5575 between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm.
For those wishing to stay longer, please Click Here for our Guest Residency Program.
Also, visit us on Ananda Ashram Live on Facebook for some of our virtual classes and events.
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Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati
(Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.)
Ashram Founder Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, also known as Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D., was a highly respected spiritual teacher for countless students and devotees from all walks of life. A prolific author on the science and philosophy of Yoga-Vedanta, he combined the universal message of these teachings with his deep knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine and psychology. His areas of specialty ranged from Ayurveda to modern psychiatry and neurosurgery.
Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Yoga Society of New York, Inc. (1958) and its country center Ananda Ashram (1964). He also established the Yoga Society of San Francisco, Inc. (1972), known as Brahmananda Ashram, and inspired several other centers of meditation in the United States and abroad.
Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati's publications are available through our online bookstore, AnandaBookstore.com.