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Retreat registration is now closed, but you can still attend our Good Friday Kirtan  and Easter Sunday service.

“Christ was resurrected not only on Easter morning, but He reanimates Himself in the dawn of each soul’s awakening. Resurrect your soul in the ever-reigning Light of immortality. Let this be your Easter awakening.” -Paramhansa Yogananda

Join guest ministers Jitendra and Brahmachari Sagar from Ananda Village for an uplifting and joy-filled Easter Celebration as we enjoy the beauty and quiet of the Springhill Retreat Center located in Richardson, Texas.

This four day, three night retreat offers numerous avenues to deepen your connection with Jesus Christ and Paramhansa Yogananda, as we explore the deeper meaning of Easter. Not to mention ample time for meditation and nature in this wonderful, immersive natural setting. On Sunday everyone is invited to join us for Sunday Service and a celebration of Easter that will include an egg hunt for children and adults alike!

You will have the opportunity to experience:

  • Full length classes with Jitendra and Sagar, based on Yogananda’s Bible  commentaries
  • Yoga sadhanas and meditations
  • Ceremonies, including the Purification Ceremony and Easter 
  • Sunday Service
  • Kirtan, bonfire, and gathering to watch a recorded offering of Swami Kriyananda’s Christ Lives Oratorio, performed at Ananda Village.
  • Time for seclusion, silence and introspection
  • Group activities, sharing and satsang
  • With special dietary needs taken into consideration.
  • Establishing new friendships and deepening existing ones

View our FAQ page here: Easter Retreat FAQ page

View the retreat schedule here: Easter Retreat Schedule

CANCELLATION POLICY: ACCOMMODATIONS:50% refund if cancelled by March 14th. All other guest cancellations after March 14th are nonrefundable as we are within the cancellation policy window of the facility. PASSES AND BANQUET: All guest passes and banquet tickets are nonrefundable. If retreat is cancelled due to an act of God, government mandate, etc., we will reschedule the event and your registration is automatically transferred. Credit will be given if you cannot participate in rescheduled event.
Registration is now closed for onsite overnight accommodations. Participants can stay off-site on their own and purchase Two-day passes.  The Two-day passes are now available and include all sadhanas, classes and meals for Friday and Saturday and the Easter Banquet. Easter Sunday Banquet tickets are also available separately. If you’d like suggestions for nearby hotels please email maitri@anandadallas.org. 
Contact Maitri@anandadallas.org if you would like to attend but are experiencing financial hardship and need assistance.

Two-Day Pass (Fri & Sat) $198 includes all meals, sadhana plus Easter Sunday Banquet  
Easter Banquet (Adults) $30  
Easter Banquet (Children under 15 years) $15  

COVID-19 Protocol

Following current local and state guidelines, we encourage everyone to join us that is healthy and symptom-free of fever and other outward signs of sickness. If any symptoms occur just prior to the retreat, we request that infected participants responsibly get COVID tested.  Masks and social distancing are encouraged indoors for those unvaccinated. In general, protocol relies on personal responsibility and discretion at this time.


3991 E. Renner Rd, Richardson, TX 75082


Easter Retreat Schedule
Thursday, Apr 14  
4:30pm onward
5:00 – 6:00pm
Sadhana in Chapel
6:30 – 7:30pm Dinner on your own
7:30pm Welcome, Maundy Thursday Presentation and Orientation
Good Friday, Apr 15  
6:00am Wake Up
6:30 – 8:30am Morning Sadhana in Chapel
8:45 – 9:15am Breakfast
9:30 – 12:00pm Class: From Crucifixion to Resurrection: The Soul’s Journey to Self-Realization 
12:00 – 12:30pm Meditation in Chapel
12:30 – 1:00pm Outdoor labyrinth (Stations of the Cross)
1:00 – 1:30pm Lunch (In Silence)
1:30 – 4:15pm Free Afternoon in Silence
4:15 – 5:30pm Evening Sadhana
5:45 – 6:45pm Dinner
7:00 – 8:30pm Kirtan followed by Bonfire Fire Ceremony
Saturday, Apr 16  
6:00am Wake Up
6:30 – 9:00am Longer Morning Sadhana
9:00 – 9:30am Breakfast
9:45am – 12:00pm Class: Sharing the Light: How to Live as an Instrument of Christ in Daily Life
12:00 – 12:30pm Meditation
12:45 – 1:30pm Lunch
2:00 – 3:30pm Sharing Nature Exercise
3:30- 4:30pm Free Time
4:30 – 6:00pm Evening Sadhana
6:15 – 7:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Oratorio
Sunday, Apr 17  
6:00am Wake Up
6:30 – 8:30am Easter Sunrise Meditation with Purification
9:00 – 9:30am Breakfast
10am – 11:30am Sunday Service + Online
12:00 – 2:00pm Banquet/Egg Hunts/etc.
2:00pm Good Byes and then Clean up!

About our Presenters


Brahmachari Sagar resides in the Ananda Monastery located at Ananda Village in Northern California. Born into a family of kriya yogis, Sagar read Paramhansa Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi at a young age, an influence that culminated in his decision to serve Yogananda’s mission through Ananda. Sagar led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years and has served Ananda’s work in India and the US as a teacher and counselor to students and as a meditation and stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporates. Sagar currently serves in Ananda’s Online Ministry. He is one of the principal instructors for the Ananda Course in Meditation and has helped create several online offerings such as the full-length courses The Yoga Teachings of JesusKarma and Reincarnation and the webinars The Anatomy of the Astral BodyLosing the Fear of Death Through the Science of Yoga, and How to Stand Unshaken amidst Life’s Challenges. You can read some of his articles here. Prior to commencing his life of service at Ananda, Sagar was a graduate student with full scholarship at Boston University and holds advanced degrees in Engineering.


Jitendra Guidon, Director of Online with Ananda’s Online Outreach ministry, is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda living at Ananda Village in Northern California. While serving with Ananda, he enjoys spreading the ancient teachings of Yoga to all truth seekers around the world and look forward to connecting with new friends from different backgrounds and affiliations. After reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda, Jitendra began his journey with the teachings and meditation in 2006. He continues to feel the inner transformation that comes with the power of the techniques. He is a certified Yoga and Meditation Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200). Jitendra is originally from Rhode Island, where he helped lead the Ananda Yoga and Meditation Center and aided in spreading the path of Self-realization in Boston and New York City. He has taught meditation in diverse settings including yoga studios, colleges, high schools, rehabilitation centers and more.