Beginner Meditation Retreats Summer 2022

This summer, 2022, New York Sector organized three new people retreats in the USA, with an attendance of over thirty people, and three retreats in Canada. The first program in the US was at Ananda Dhiira Master Unit in Grass Valley, California, led by Avtk. Ananda Acira Acarya and Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt., the second one was at Ananda Kanan after the Summer Conference, led by Ac. Diiptimanananda Avt., Ac. Satyamitranananda Avt., and Avtk. Ananda Acira Acarya. The third retreat was at Ananda Girisuta MU in North Carolina. The beginner meditation retreats are essential for giving people who have started  Baba Nam Kevalam meditation and those who are entirely new to meditation a gentle way to experience Kiirtana, meditation, waking up early for Paincajainya, and enjoying delicious food and beautiful nature in our Master Units. 

Sudhiira guided the youngest participant in the meditation retreat, sister Liina during art class.

Sudhiira painting by the river during the outing in the meditation retreat

Dada Satyamitrananda giving class during the meditation retreat at Ananda Kanan

Picture by one of the participant

Picture by one of the participant inspired by the outing to the river

Didi Ananda Acira giving class during the meditation retreat in June at Ananda Dhiira

Collective photo during the retreat at Ananda Dhiira from June 10 – 14, 2022

Collective meditation on the deck at Ananda Dhiira

Yoga class by Didi Ananda Acira

Delicious and beautifully arranged food

Group activity during the meditation retreat at Ananda Girisuta

Lunch ready at Ananda Dhiira during the retreat

Delicious fruit and chia desert

Pesto noodles with avocado and tomoto decorations

Sudhiira gave Liina the picture he had made of her during the outing to the river. She is proudly holding it up for us. She was happy with the picture.

Liina with her mother