CPAK 2024 is located at the Expanding Light Retreat, within the spiritual yoga community of Ananda Village in the scenic Sierra Nevada foothills of Northern California, 90 minutes northeast of Sacramento, California.

Ananda Village includes several sacred temples, including its largest, the Temple of Light, a three-minute walk from where CPAK 2024 is held. The Temple of Light, with its dome-shaped sanctuary, was designed and built as a Dwapara Yuga temple, encouraging meditation and sending light out to our galaxy.

To stimulate higher consciousness, the Temple of Light includes a unique copper Yantra under the main altar, touching the earth. This Yantra includes sacred Sanskrit mantras and symbols, gifted to Ananda by a holy swami from India who many years ago intuitively foresaw the creation of this temple.

The Yantra, when combined with the meditation that occurs in this temple, acts as an ‘energy conductor”, sending out magnetic rays that radiate in concentric circles outward through the earth filling the planet with light and peace. Guests to CPAK 2024 will have the opportunity to attend a special musical kirtan inside this temple on Friday evening, October 18th.

13930 Expanding Light Dr, Nevada City, CA 95959

Transportation and Directions


Expanding Light Retreat

Expanding Light Retreat accommodations:

Harmony House, Serenity House, Cabins, & Gaia House

All these are available by calling (800) 346-5350 or (530) 478-7518, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Ananda Meditation Retreat

Available by calling (530) 478-7557, 9-5 PST. The Meditation Retreat is a 15-minute drive to the main Expanding Light Retreat, where the conference will be held.  The Meditation Retreat has been used as a quiet, forested retreat for over 50 years.

It includes a dining facility, small boutique, meditation gardens, two meditation temples, and nearby hiking trails.

Housekeeping Cabins: Rustic cabins have views of the surrounding forests.

Happiness Lodge:  5 simple rooms with a shared bathroom and shower for women only.

Bungalows:  Simple forest bungalows have two twin beds with a nearby bathroom and shower house.


(If you are attending CPAK 2024 we also have several airbnbs that we work with and recommend nearby:

  1. This Airbnb is 10 minutes from Ananda, has 6 bedrooms:
  1. VRBO is 15-minutes from Ananda and has 5 bedrooms with private baths:

Nevada City Accommodations
(30 min. drive)

The Parsonage 1865
427 Broad Street
Nevada City, Ca 95959
(530) 798-6061

National Exchange Hotel
211 Broad Street Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 362-7605

Northern Queen Inn
400 Railroad Ave Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-5824

Outside Inn
575 East Broad St. Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2233

Broad Street Inn
517 West Broad Street Nevada City, CA 95959

Piety Hill Cottages
523 Sacramento Street Nevada City, CA 95959

Grass Valley City Accommodations
(35 min. drive)

Best Western Gold Country Inn
972 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 273-1393

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites
210 North Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945

Holbrooke Hotel
212 W Main St Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 460-4078

Gold Miners Inn Grass Valley
121 Bank St Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 477-1700