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About Us

MeditationBench.com is owned and operated by Ananda Woodworking, Inc., a family-run business located at Ananda Village, a cooperative spiritual community in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California. 

Kretzmann Family

Ananda Woodworking was founded by Tim Kretzmann, who lived at Ananda Village from 1978 until 2012 when he passed away after a battle with cancer. Tim lived a life of joy and service as he made quality products that his customers have enjoyed for over 30 years. Peter Kretzmann and Krishnabai Lewis, two of Tim’s children, now run MeditationBench.com and strive to carry on the family business with the exemplary attitude set by their father. 

As daily meditators at MeditationBench.com, we deeply value the uplifting and transformative experience that meditation brings and understand the importance of comfort in this practice. We want to help everyone “create a place of stillness” so that they can explore meditation to its fullest potential.