Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend

  • Ananda Center Laurelwood Ananda Center Laurelwood
  • May 4, 2018 - May 6, 2018 (3 days)
  • A) Economy Twin (Shared) - $365.00 B) Economy Twin (Private) - $415.00 C) Standard Twin (Shared) - $415.00 D) Standard Twin (Private) - $485.00 E) Premium Queen - $525.00 F) Deluxe Queen (w/private bath) - $655.00 G)…

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Laurelwood Birthday Celebration Weekend!

This uplifting retreat and family fun weekend is open to all, newcomers (like our First Timers Weekend) and long-time devotees. A great way to experience and enjoy Ananda, see what Laurelwood has to offer and be in the company and satsang of joyful truth seekers. We will be exploring, also, the next steps in the new Ananda Community at Laurelwood, which is taking form even now.

Highlights of the weekend celebration to include:

  • Daily meditation and yoga
  • Inspiring talks from Ananda Laurelwood leaders
  • Shared visioning
  • Joyful Seva (service) opportunities
  • Kirtan with our Ananda Laurelwood kirtan group and special guests
  • Purification and Sunday Service at Laurelwood
  • Tours of the campus, Yogananda Gardens and new community
  • Delicious vegetarian meals
  • Entertainment
  • Volleyball/Ballyball
  • Hiking
  • Garden Visits
  • Exploring Arts
  • Satsang, friendship and joy

Friday, May 4, 2017

3 pm – Check in

4:45 – 6:00 pm:  Sadhana (Yoga Room in Expansion Hall)

7:30 pm:  Introductory Evening

Saturday, May 5th

6 am:  Energization Exercises (Front lawn of Harmony Hall)

6:30 am  – 8:00 am:   Long Meditation (Harmony Chapel) or Yoga/Meditation (Yoga Room in Expansion Hall)

8:00 am – 8:30 am:   Breakfast in Silence (Green Hill Cafe)

8:30 am – 9:00 am:   Breakfast continues (Green Hill Cafe)

9:30 am – 12:00 pm:   Seva Day – meet in parking area outside Green Hill CafeSeva

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm:  Energization and Meditation (Front lawn of Harmony Hall with meditation in Harmony Chapel)

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm:   Lunch (Green Hill Cafe)

1:30 pm – 4:00 pm:   Seva Day – meet in parking area outside of Green Hill Cafe

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm:   Wrap-Up

4:30 pm 6:00 pm:    Yoga/Meditation (Yoga Room in Expansion Hall)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:   Dinner (Green Hill Cafe)

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm:    Theatrical Event: PG Wodehous Readers’ Theater (Auditorium in Expansion Hall)

 

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Sunday, May 7th

6 am:   Energization Exercises (Front Lawn of Harmony Chapel)

6:30 am – 8:00 am:   Long Meditation (Harmony Chapel) or Yoga/Meditation (Yoga Room in Expansion Hall)

8:00 am – 8:30 am:   Breakfast in Silence (Green Hill Cafe)

8:30 am – 9:00 am:   Breakfast continues (Green Hill Cafe)

10:00 am -10:45 am:   Purification Ceremony (Auditorium in Expansion Hall)

11:00 am -12:30 pm:   Festival of Light Service (Auditorium in Expansion Hall)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm:   Brunch (Green Hill Cafe)

2:00 pm – 6:00 pm:    Afternoon activities (Volleyball/Ballyball, Hiking, visiting, Garden visits, Exploring Arts, etc)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm:   Picnic-style light dinner (Green Hill Café)

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm:   Kirtan under the stars! (East Lawn in front of Contentment and Serenity Houses)Kirtan 7-4-15

 

10:00 am – 11:00 am:   Closing Circle, Go with Love (AUM Pavilion)

12:00 pm:   Bags Out

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm:   Lunch (Green Hill Cafe)

Ananda Laurelwood is ready to welcome all to celebrate with us. If you choose to come for just a day, or even an afternoon, delicious vegetarian meals can be purchased separately in the Green Hill Cafe.

Please notify us if you plan to be here for a meal! We need head counts! You can write to efl@anandalaurelwood.org to reserve your space for a meal.

 

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