Lahiri Retreat House
Nestled in the heart of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment World Headquarters, you will find Lahiri Retreat House—named for the Kriya Yoga householder, Lahiri Mahashaya. Located adjacent to the Grace Meditation Hall and the Temple of the Eternal Way, Lahiri House is sheltered by the magnificent oak tree that graces the meditation gardens. In this quiet spot, convenient to worship and meditation programs, Lahiri House provides a supportive environment for spiritual renewal, rest, contemplation, and silence.
With three small bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchenette, an open living and dining room, and a private bath and shower facilities, the retreat house is self-contained.
Private, group, or guided spiritual direction retreats are offered year-round on donation basis.
To inquire about scheduling a personal meditation retreat
Withdrawing the mind from worldly matters, if one turns it inwards he will rediscover the hidden treasure inside. —Lahiri Mahasaya
The temple of God is within your soul. Enter into this quietness and sit there in meditation with the light of intuition burning on the altar. There is no restlessness, no searching,or striving there. Come into the silence of solitude. —Paramahansa Yogananda
May the blessed nature of Lahiri House
be a shelter for seekers of Truth and lovers of God.
May it be permeated with the Holy Name
that carries the wandering mind
into the blissful abode of the soul.
May it always be a place of peace
and support souls on their path
of Self– and God-realization.
With meditation as its foundation,
may it offer a respite from the world’s demands
and grace its guests with the healing power
of divine love.
—Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian