Dear Friends…

We are moving ahead with our plans for going together as a group to Spiritual Renewal Week next year: June 23-30. If you would like to consider joining us, here is the basic information to know at this time.

We have reserved a block of six rooms, double occupancy, at the Expanding Light’s Serenity House. Also available at this time are four cabins and several rooms in Harmony House, all of which are adjacent to the Temple of Light, dining room and boutique.

Cost for the week – inclusive of accommodations, 3 meals per day, and all programs during the week – is $1,218 if staying at Serenity House or in one the cabins, a little more for Harmony House.

Because of wanting to accommodate as many people as possible during the week, only double-occupancy rooms are available, no private rooms. However, you may also request to stay with Ananda Village residents you may know, but call them soon, as folks from other colonies may be contacting them also. Another option is tenting in assigned Village areas.

Tent camping or staying with Village residents does not carry a fee, in which case you would pay for the SRW package of programs and meals.

The other expense will be transportation. We will rent van(s) for the drive, leaving about 5 am on Sunday, June 23, and returning on Sunday, June 30. The cost per person will be an estimated $200 round trip. The cost of flying to Sacramento and renting a car would obviously run more, and you wouldn’t have the satsang of riding together.

So, to round off the overall cost, $1,500 seems about right, leaving a little extra for snacks for the drive and boutique purchases at the Village.

For us to reserve the van(s), each person will need to give a deposit of $100 to Ananda Portland by December 20. You can give the deposit to Melissa at the Temple or just leave it in an envelope at the front desk with a note: “For the ride to SRW.”

Reservations for the entire SRW package at Ananda Village will need to be booked individually, and I highly recommend that you do this as soon as possible. After the 1st of the year, rooms will be harder to book because of high demand, and availabilities may be limited or closed.

To call The Expanding Light for your booking – be sure to mention the Ananda Portland reservation at Serenity House if that is where you would like to stay – the phone number is 530-478-7518.

This is going to be a wonderful time, and we look forward to sharing it with you and your worldwide Ananda family.

We would love to include as many folks as we can, so pass the word along to others you think might like to join us, but everyone will need to act soon.



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