How and Why of Rudraksha Malas

  • The Center at Ananda Laurelwood The Center at Ananda Laurelwood
  • Gaston, Oregon, USA
  • Mar 8 - 10, 2019 (3 days)
  • Contentment - 2 bedroom apartment with living/dining room, kitchen, and bath - $690.00 Premium Queen with en suite bath - $600.00 Serene Queen - $470.00 Comfy Full - $430.00 Cozy Twin - $422.00 Hostel-style Lodging - $316.00…

About us

Rudraksha seeds have been used for counting Japa and Mantras for millennia. The seeds are said to shield against negative energies, purify your life, food and water, and they balance your Ida and Pingala. During this class you will learn more about the history of wearing and using Rudraksha Malas as well as make a mala for yourself.

The class fee includes supplies to make a mala for yourself using Rudraksha Seed Beads with stone or glass counting beads. There will be additional supplies available for those who wish to make Malas to give as gifts for the holidays.

The Center at Ananda Laurelwood is an ideal environment to quickly “unplug” from life’s daily stresses and learn lifelong techniques for an improved quality of life. The retreat center has great energy, beautiful surroundings, and warm, open people. The food was excellent and the lodging comfortable.

Venue Highlights

The Center at Ananda Laurelwood is located 45 minutes west of downtown Portland in Oregon, surrounded by farmland, forest, and wetlands, with vistas of gently rolling hills stretching west to the coastal range. Quiet, serene, and inspiring, the landscape itself rejuvenates the soul.

The campus was originally designed and built as a residential high-school for the Seventh Day Adventist community. Retreat buildings are updated and comfortable, while retaining the charm and nostalgia of mid-century architecture.

Classrooms are sunny and bright, with plenty of room to stretch out and immerse yourself in a workshop, discussion group, or movement class.

Afternoon yoga classes are offered almost daily, year round.

Group meditations are held each morning and mid-day. Meditation instruction can be arranged.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

All meals are vegetarian, with vegan and gluten-free options available. Grace Kitchen tries to accommodate special dietary needs.

Accommodations

Most of the accommodations at the Center at Ananda Laurelwood are dorm-style bedrooms with shared bathrooms down the hall. Most rooms have a sink in the corner. All rooms have ample closets and are quite spacious, light, and airy with good-sized windows looking out either across Laurelwood valley or onto the hillside above the retreat center.

You can choose your sleeping preference: twin, double, or queen bed. A small number of rooms have an en suite bathroom. A 2-bedroom apartment with kitchen and bath is also available.

Directions

From Portland airport (PDX), take the MAX light rail to the Beaverton Transit Station. Uber or Lyft are available for the picturesque, 30-minute drive to the Center at Ananda Laurelwood.

For GPS directions, enter Academy Way, Gaston OR.

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How and Why of Rudraksha Malas

at The Center at Ananda Laurelwood

  • Mar 8, 2019 - Mar 10, 2019 (3 days)

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