Ox Yoke

Ox Yoke Retreat
Twentynine Palms, CA

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Ox Yoke Retreat is situated in the scenic high desert in Twentynine Palms, California, approximately 150 miles east of Los Angeles. Paramahansa Yogananda spent much time in the Twentynine Palms desert, meditating deeply and working on his writings. Ever thoughtful of others, he envisioned a similar oasis of serenity where devotees could find peace, strength, and spiritual renewal.

This dream was realized when Self-Realization Fellowship made the Ox Yoke property available to a committee of lay disciples, who assumed responsibility for its care and management. The committee transformed the three authentic adobe structures into retreat houses with modern facilities. In a radiant desert setting, Ox Yoke Retreat, with its rugged beauty and charm, now provides the ideal atmosphere for silence, solitude, and meditation.

Who May Attend the Retreat

Ox Yoke Retreat is available to Self-Realization Fellowship Kriyabans serving at California or Arizona temples.

Accommodations are separate for men and women except one married couple may occupy a retreat house. Children sixteen years or older may accompany their parents. No pets please.

Consult with your temple Ox Yoke coordinator to schedule a retreat and to make arrangements for accommodations. The coordinator can also advise you on what to bring with you on your retreat.

We are Grateful

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Ox Yoke is supported solely by contributions. To help maintain this wonderful retreat haven, we suggest the following minimum donation to help meet the cost of operations.

Basic Rate:

$35 per person per night

$45 per married couple per night

For Reservations & More Information

Glendale Temple Devotees
Please contact Anahid Moradian at:


All other Devotees
May contact Mother Center at: