Devotee Retreats, Hospitality and Property

This page contains links and information about devotee businesses, with the thought that other devotees may want to help support them. It is in no way an endorsement or statement of the quality or reliability of the business represented, but merely a collection of "business cards" and links. If you have a devotee business that you would like to include, please click here and complete the form.

Lake Shrine Area Condo for Rent (minimum of 4 days)

Website is www.edgewatercondo.vpweb.ca

I am seeking only responsible devotees that can enjoy this beautiful condo with its gorgeous grounds.

My condo is 7-10 min. walk to lake Shrine and 3 minutes to the pacific Ocean.

Oussama Kaidbey

Missouri Building Space for Rent

We are looking for someone to create a business in our building....
Susan Bickly/Lidia Hodor
Email: sbickly@centurytel.net

Shell Knob, MO 65747

We have a building available for rent. about 2200 sq. feet with a studio apartment. $950.00 per month plus utilities.

We are hoping to find someone interested in starting up a business.

The building was a restaurant so has one large area, a smaller area, a private room, and a bar besides, and a studio apartment where the kitchen/dish room was.

Many possibilities: gift shop? book store? coffee/desert/sandwich bar? yoga? classes?

We are a resort area on Table Rock Lake in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, with a growing residential population of people interested in yoga, meditation, health, etc.

We are about 60 miles from a very devoted SRF Circle in Springfield, MO., and about 60 miles from popular Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Serenity Lake Retreat House

Deborah Sheetz
Email=sheetzd@hotmail.com

Serenity is the name of my lake retreat house as well as the name of my yoga teaching business.

I am looking for a housemate for the home or to rent out the whole house, ideally to a devotee. I am a kriyaban and 20 year lesson student with a permanent residence outside of Washington, DC.

The lake retreat house is 2 hours south west of DC in the Shenandoah Valley just over an hour from the SRF Greenfield Retreat. I open the house once or twice a year to SRF friends for a spirit and nature retreat and hope to do so more in the future.

During my transition from federal government employee to full time yoga teacher, renting the home is helpful. I maintain a smoke and alcohol free, vegetarian friendly environment there and find it to be an ideal location for deeper meditation and communing with nature.

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Joshua Tree Retreat
Carole Gagnon
Health Educator Certified by the Hippocrates Health Inst. of Florida
Hatha Yoga Teacher and Coach

Encinitas Room for Rent

Encinitas. Room for rent to visiting SRF Kriyabans short term. I have a 2 bedroom 1 1/2 bath townhouse apartment in a small complex with all SRF people living here.

It's located on J St between the SRF Ashram and Temple and less than a 5 minute walk to either. The new J Street Chapel is less than a minute walk. I have 2 cats who never go into guest bedroom whether someone is there or not.

E-mail me at smchela@aol.com with any questions and rental rates.

Sharon
760-633-4873

Short-Term Lodging in Encinitas

Lodging, from one night to maximum of two weeks in Encinitas for SRF Kriyabans in home of long-time Kriyaban couple.

My husband, Russ, and I are accepting guests all year round. We live about a mile from the Temple and about half a block from a bus stop. The bus stops at the Encinitas Station which is about six blocks from the Temple. It runs every hour or so both directions, and I am willing to take guests to and from the Temple. Some of our guests walk or bike back and forth.

We have no pets or children and are on a quiet cul-de-sac with very limited traffic. Devotees can contact us for rates and more information. We are offering short-term stays from one night to two weeks. We are both Kriyabans and have been in SRF for over 25 years.

Our contact information is:

Russ and Rita Detweiler
rrdet607@yahoo.com
h 760 943-8126 (Pacific time)

Song of the Morning Ranch

Song of the Morning Retreat Center was founded by Yogacharya Oliver, a direct disciple of Master.

Since 1970 we have hosted followers of the teachings of Yogananda with evening meditations, Sunday Service, Hatha Yoga and many other retreat themes.

Please see our program guide at www.goldenlotus.org

Please spend some time with us. Our 800 acre center in the forest of Northern Michigan offers an ideal opportunity for spiritual growth. We also offer work exchange programs and, at various times, have staff openings for work in the kitchen, maintenance, office, housekeeping and gardening.

Saathi Travel

Samrat Pandey
samratpandey@hotmail.com

A chain of hospitality based private organization that includes the following:
1. Saathi Nepal travel and tours
2. Baithak restaurant
3. Bhangeri durbar Retreat Resort

www.saathitravel.com

SRF Proposed Retirement Community

"Blood may be thicker than water, but spiritual blood is thicker still. The spiritual relation of souls united in seeking God is stronger and more binding than any other relation. Each person is born into a particular family for one lifetime only; but he or she who forms a spiritual bond with kindred souls will walk together the path to God through many lifetimes. Out of numerous children of numerous families, the disciples chosen by the guru become his expanded family responsibility until all are liberated in God."

Why not check out www.srf-retirement-community-az.com and see if this proposal for an SRF retirement community in Prescott Valley AZ is something you'd like to get involved in?

In Master's Love,
Jai Guru,

Chris Ashley

Renew Your Spirit - Yoga, Nature and Adventure Retreats
Carlos da Silva

With Yoga Teachers: CAITLIN MATTESON, CARLOS DA SILVA and SAMARA MONDELLO

- Bodywork by Licensed Massage Therapist SUSAN MATTESON

- Delicious Food and Menu by Chef/Naturopath Dr. PAUL GANNON

For more info please visit us at: http://www.renewyourspiritretreats.com

I am an SRF devotee and Hatha Yoga teacher. Alomg with my co-teacher/partner Caitlin and co-teacher Samara, we host amazing Yoga retreats in beautiful locations around the world. Our retreats usually include a balanced combination:

* Hatha Yoga
* Stunning Accommodations
* Fun, Uplifting and meditative focus
* Breakfasts and Most Meals
* Complimentary Full Massage
* Massage Workshops by our own Massage Therapist
* Nature Excursions and Adventure Activities
* Delicious Healthy Cooking/Eating Workshops by chef Dr. Gannon
* Gift Bag with lots of goodies
* and much More!

For more nfo and complete Bios visit: http://renewyourspirit.blogspot.com

CARLOS DA SILVA
Yoga Instructor | Musician
Miami Beach, FL

Email: iseekknowledge@gmail.com
Yoga Web: http://www.renewyourspirit.blogspot.com
Music Web: http://www.myspace.com/meanstreetsmusic
iChat/AIM: deemyzedeemyze
MSN: iseekknowledge@hotmail.com (not email)

For Sale: 14 Acre Lot Two Miles To SRF Greenfield Ashram - $160,000

*Overlooking Shenandoah Valley*

Unparalleled peaceful living is being introduced to our busy, busy lives with this 14-acre setting of lush trees in beautiful Mosby’s Overlook Estates, Front Royal, VA. Fourteen acres of tranquil beauty just a couple of miles from the SRF Greenfield Ashram – enjoy nature trails, fresh air, good view of Shenandoah valley, mountains, pastures, and other retreat treasures. If you are drawn to possibly owning this property, seller financing is an option (owner and realtor are also devotees).

We can also connect you with reputable builders, which other devotees have used, to build their home. A barn and a pasture for horses could easily be accommodated, or create your own pond and wildlife habitat. There is no time limit to building a home and you can also just keep the lot for future use.

Take your second residence, investment, or primary home to a wonderful location in Front Royal and Linden, with easy commuting distance to Fairfax County. Located just 2 miles from Route 66, minutes to downtown Front Royal for easy shopping, 45 minutes from Dulles Airport (IAD) and 70 miles west of Washington DC. Away from it all yet so close to all amenities.

Devotee seller is offering seller financing (10% down, $750 a month for 5 years; balloon payment after or very negotiable terms) - sellers need to sell.

I will be happy to answer any questions. Thank you again.

Jai Guru,
Carina
Carina Slepian, PMP, CRS, ABR, Realtor®
Weichert Realtors, Great Falls, VA 22066
Licensed in VA and Washington DC
Equal Housing Opportunity
Cell : 703-919-6364
Fax : 703-738-7404

Breath of Heaven Retreat Maui Retreat Studio

Farm/Sustainable Living Center

Dear SRF family,

We wanted to update you on our ever unfolding progress to build a Sustainable Living Center run by SRF devotees on our newly acquired 24 acres here on Maui. By the grace of our loving Guru there are now two 60 ft trailers on the land plus a 20 ft Matson shipping container for secure storage. We have cleared about 2.5 of the 24 acres and are beginning to see the design of the meditation garden plan which will include small streams, waterfalls, ponds and statues.

The intention is to become self-sufficient and self-sustaining . Toward that goal, our 15,000 gallon water tank has been filled by the well (which will soon be pumped by solar power) and we have planted about 35 fruit trees. We've also begun taking care of some of the mature (and loaded) organic macadamia nut trees that cover most of the 24 acres. By next year we hope to be harvesting the nuts and selling them since each acre produces thousands of pounds. The panels for a 10,000 watt solar power plant have arrived and appliances for a big kitchen in one of the trailers has been ordered. The cabinets are already delivered. We still need to work on the solar hot water and Bali bath house but should begin on those projects by January. We have all the tools, other than a tractor (on our wish list), and are only missing some willing hands and strong backs to come and help.

Mother Center has told us that we will need to build it, get it up and running and self sufficient and then they will consider taking it over. (Same thing they told Hidden Valley farm retreat). If you have any promptings to be a part of this creation, please don't hesitate to email us at meganjwells77@gmail.com.

In God and Guru,
Megan & Will

Aloha SRF family,

Things are progressing here at Breath of Heaven Sustainable Living Center and Retreat. We now have off the grid power and water to the lower farm trailer. Our new work trade volunteer, who has come here from Encinitas, has been a huge blessing helping us build a new deck and outdoor shower, plant dozens of black raspberries and taking over other farm chores. Having another pair of hands has been a huge relief as well as joy in sharing the blessings of the beautiful land Master has provided.

We will have a second bedroom ready shortly for another work trade devotee to come. He will need to be strong and healthy and willing to do physical labor demanded at this initial stage of development. It would be helpful for the volunteer to have experience as a carpenter, mechanic or organic farming but devotion to Master is the most important. You can visit us at http://www.breathofheavenretreat.com/Breath_of_Heaven_Maui_Retreat/Home.html although our building schedule has not allowed any update to the site.

Please let us know if you have any interest in helping with our 34 acre project. We still need to pave our 1 mile access road and purchase a tractor but so far, Master has provided everything needed... even though it usually miraculously appears at the very last minute!
In God and Gurus Grace,
Megan

PS. Willing hearts, green thumbs and mechanic/carpenter skills most welcome
PSS The existing studio (on our other property near the farm) is available for short or long term rental and can be seen at breathofheavenretreat.com


Beautiful new retreat studio on Maui constructed as a sacred space just for Master's own.

Located in a non-touristy area called Waiehu on the east facing shore. Enjoy spectacular 30 mile coastline views with inspiring sunrises, some of the cleanest air in the world and almost daily sunshine. Walk to nearby remote beaches for swimming, yoga and contemplation. We are only a few minutes drive from bamboo forests, rivers and pools.

There is a full library of SRF books, CD's and videos available for guests.

Make your own food in the well stocked large kitchen or enjoy gourmet vegan meals made with devotion featuring on site or locally grown organic produce.

Enjoy listening to or playing the many kirtan instruments here.

Located in the home of a Kriyaban on the path for over 40 years (originally from Encinitas) .

Spiritual and health counseling available to guests along with special detox programs and supervised fasting. Contact Megan at 808-244-0231Spacious retreat studio with breathtaking ocean views on the beautiful island of Maui. Newly built especially for SRF devotees only.

Go to www.breathofheavenretreat.com for photos and info.

Encinitas Area Room for Rent by Ramesh Jain

A furnished room for rent on daily basis in a very beautiful home with separate bath.

This home is around 5 miles from the SRF temple/Hermitage in Encinitas

Email: gpsyindia@yahoo.com

Peace of HeavenOceanfront Hawaiian Beach House
Deanna Zivalic

Peace of Heaven vacation rental www.konabeach.us

SRF folks will receive one free night!

Deanna Zivalic

 

 

The Center For Living In Harmony
http://www.livinginharmony.org/

Are You Looking For A Peaceful Place For Transition, Creative, Or Self-Healing Work?

The Center For Living In Harmony offers private living spaces in a quiet, peaceful, high vibration environment conducive to a focus on personal self-growth, healing, and service to mankind.

The private residences are located in Valley Center, California, in the foothills of Palomar Mountain (near the SRF Hidden Valley Ashram) on the quiet 10 acres of Little Creek Acres Farm; a nonprofit small family retreat farm. Perfect for those desiring seclusion.

The Center For Living In Harmony provides these private spaces in an effort to support goodness in the world by providing safe, private, secluded places in which one may come to rest, think deeply, enjoy nature, and become more at peace within; thereby contributing more personal peace and harmony to the world.

When/as Available:
Motor Home – by the week
Small Trailer – by the month
Large separate Loft Apartment – by the month

Inquiries may be sent to: Brenda Roberts info@livinginharmony.org

PDF of the Loft

Little Trailer Video Part 1 – Entry and neighbors
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqJ8IlGKtqQ

Little Trailer Video Part 2 – Little Trailer’s Debut - a cozy quiet private space…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POW4Ef5kV_E

Pilgrimages to India: Homeland Pilgrimages www.shantilok.com

Brenda Roberts, Executive Director
The Center For Living In Harmony
Little Creek Acres Farm
Voice: (760) 749-9634 Fax: (760) 749-0720
mailto:info@livinginharmony.org
http://www.livinginharmony.org/

Organic Farm in Sweden
Email: Ander Berlin
ramsjomail@telia.com
www.ramsjogard.com

I and my wife Karin run an organic Farm in the middle of Sweden. We are devotees since the 70’s. We run the Farm in the model of “plain living and high thinking” for the benefit of Masters growing spiritual family. We grow an abundance of vegetables distributing them locally in the form of CSA-baskets (consumer supported agriculture) much like the Little Creek Acres Farm near Hidden Valley. We are members of WWOOF (willing workers on organic farms). This is a very nice way to travel on this globe. Those who are spiritually inclined we invite to meditate with us. For those planning to travel in Europe and wants to try this feel free to contact us directly or thru WWOOF Sweden.

Oregon House
www.oregonhouse.com

For the last few years we have been having SRF Silent Retreats on the magnificent Oregon Coast for devotees in Oregon. In the fall we have coed retreats and in the spring, we have a women's retreat.

We are happy to invite other devotees in America (or elsewhere) to attend. If any devotees are interested, we will send you all the information.

Our Guru, Paramahansa Yogananda stressed the importance of souls coming together for silent communion with the Divine and refreshing our souls in nature.

"The value of silence cannot be understood except through experience…. What joy awaits discovery in the silence behind the portals of your mind no human tongue can tell."
~Paramahansa Yogananda

The retreat will include silence, meditation, devotional chanting, group energization exercises and readings. There will also be time to hike or walk by the sea and reflect and relax by the shores of the great Pacific. Wholesome and delicious vegetarian buffet meals will be served.

If you have always wanted to come to the northwest, this is a divine opportunity to meet other devotees and enjoy the silence and
communion with God and Guru.

Oregon House's unique, private location offers a peaceful getaway. Nestled on a cliff directly overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Central Oregon Coast, this beautiful property is like none other. Five buildings spread across 3 1/2 acres of forest with mature central lawns, wooded trails, a creek crossed by arched bridges and a lighted trail down the cliff to a secluded sandy beach. Explore the
treasures of the beach with its caves and tide pools, or discover the charm of the gardens and seek out one of the many sheltered and secluded places for inner communion.

We hope that you can join us for a weekend of Divine Fellowship and spiritual renewal. Space is limited to 32 devotees and will be given on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us (below) as soon as possible if you would like more information.

Contact information:
Email: Lynn Walker
corvalliscircle@yahoo.com
or call at: 541-929-7747

Cortesia Sanctuary & Center
http://www.cortesia.org/

We seek refuge from the world, yet within it Embracing the heart, celebrating life. There is healing and comfort in the little rooms of our soul. Cortesia Sanctuary is a 22-acre nature sanctuary nestled among towering 150-year old firs and intimate meadows atop a dramatic ridgeline in the south hills of Eugene, Oregon, USA.