Ananda Marga Master Units (MU) provide service to the community and act as the spiritual and social hub of the neighborhood. Amongst the main goals of the Master Units is to achieve self-sustainability in food, clothing, housing, education, and medical, and to encourage research in all of these aspects in an ecological, cooperatively-run project. Those goals require community engagement and cooperation of several people. The first goal will always be to be self-sufficient with food.
Dada Dayashiilananda takes care of the Ananda Kanak Master place, and he receives guests, organizes meditation retreats, and does organic farming. The main crops are carrots, potatoes, beets, corn, a variety of beans, and pumpkins. Every summer on the first weekend of August, Ananda Marga in Canada conducts a summer retreat nearby at the SAJO retreat center.
The Master Unit has 72 acres of land, mostly covered with dense forest and about 4 acres of cultivated land. The house is traditionally built with wooden logs and is more than 150 years old. It can accommodate groups of 5 – 12 people for retreats and weekend programs.
The quiet environment is a perfect setting for going deep into meditation. If you would like to visit Ananda Kanak or enjoy a meditation program there, please contact us, and we will arrange a suitable time. During the coldest winter months (November to April), we shift our activities to Ottawa, Gatineau, and other parts of Canada.