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Hidden Valley Ashram

A guest program for male students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons

A Secluded Spiritual Haven

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At the Hidden Valley Ashram Center, men who are students of the Self-Realization Fellowship Lessons will find an environment conducive to God-centered living in the tranquil beauty of the ashram and surrounding hills.

Among the oak covered hills, secluded trails beckon. Discover striking rock formations and expansive views around the next corner. Find your own ideal spot for meditation, relaxing and enjoying God’s beauty.

Experience group meditations, inspirational classes, satsangas, service, recreation, fellowship, spiritual counseling, and time for solitude and reflection.

The ashram also features a swimming pool, a gym, and a library.

Guest Programs

Hidden Valley Ashram is a monastic facility operated by Self Realization Fellowship monks in a peaceful, rural district in the hills above Escondido, California. Ashram residents grow food for ashram use and perform other necessary work as part of a balanced monastic life. Guests of the ashram have an opportunity to engage in personal meditation, study, introspection, and recreation, as well as sharing in the scheduled and spontaneous activities of the ashram.

Themed Guest Programs

These occasional weekend program offer focused classes, meditations, and introspection, balanced with free time — geared to improving one’s understanding of the Self-Realization Fellowship teachings and meditation techniques.

Volunteer Guest Program

This program provides SRF Lessons students an opportunity to live and serve for up to four weeks in an ashram environment. Volunteer Guests are assigned an ashram duty and serve along with ashram residents.

Resident Volunteer Program

Resident Volunteers participate in all aspects of ashram life for up to two years. Receiving training in the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, they learn as they live in a spiritually supportive environment. This program is for single men with no dependents, who have been students of the SRF Lessons for at least six months and can communicate in English.

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2019 Themed Programs

January 17 - 20

The Cosmic Motion Picture and the Present Moment

March 15 - 22

Deepening Your Practice of Kriya Yoga

July 12 - 19

Deepening Your Practice of Kriya Yoga

September 12 - 15

The Science of Religion: How to Achieve Transcendence

October 18 - 25

Deepening Your Practice of Kriya Yoga

Contact and Reservation Information

Hidden Valley Ashram

16455 Old Guejito Grade Road

Escondido, CA 92027-6208

Tel: 760-749-3399 

Fax: 760-749-3323

Email: info@hvashram.org

Please call between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm (Pacific Time) Monday through Friday.

For directions and more information, please visit www.hvashram.org.

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