The Movement Center

The Movement Center

Swami Chetanananda established a spiritual community in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1971, at the direction of his guru, Swami Rudrananda (Rudi). The community has evolved into The Movement Center--a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, where Swamiji resides most of the year.

The Movement Center is located in an historic building on beautifully landscaped grounds with a variety of garden areas. The facility includes a residence with private rooms and common living areas (ashram), a meditation hall, and hatha yoga studios. A small number of guest rooms are available for personal retreats.

The Movement Center offers a variety of programs in meditation, the philosophy of Kashmir Shaivism, hatha yoga, Vajrayana healing practices, and more. It also hosts guest lecturers, kirtans, and concerts by Indian classical musicians.

Swamiji offers 5 day intensive practice retreats twice a year, holds occasional satsangs, and teaches eyes-open meditation twice a week at the Movement Center.