General Advice

Seclusion Is the Price of Greatness

in Ananda Worldwide’s “Ask the Experts"
  • Brief advice to an inquirer’s question about how to spend several days in seclusion, focussing on a natural flow for different parts of the day.

Time Out for Sweet Seclusion

by Nayaswami Savitri Simpson and Brahmacharini Prisha
  • In-depth reflections on seclusion with many “how-to‘s“ and a personal testimonial by one of Ananda’s pioneers and foremost acharyas..


Seclusion as a Spritual Practice

By Prasanna Hankins
  • A testimonial by a long-time secluder about varied seclusion scenarios, from initial attempts as a young mother to longer periods including rented park cabins and a stay at Ananda’s Meditation Retreat in California.

Seclusion for Mommies

By Gita Matlock
  • Not just for mommies but for anyone who, like the author initially, is”terrified to seclude” or otherwise holding back from the experience.

Seclusion is the Price of Greatness

By Melody Hansen
  • “Lessons learned” by a young meditator, comparing an earlier unsuccessful seclusion attempt with a later successful seclusion after she had become a more seasoned devotee.

Seclusion is the Price of Greatness: My Week, and How & Why to Do It!

By Nayaswami Hriman
  • Reflections by a veteran secluder on his own annual seclusions and on seclusion in general.

Three and a Half Lessons from a Nine-Day Seclusion

By Brahmachari Tandava
  • Lessons a devotee found in the challenges of his second experience in seclusion.