Meditation, Yoga, Bringing Spirit to Life
The Ananda Meditation Temple is a sanctuary of inner peace, where “yoga” comes “to life!” Here you will find
- Meditation: Learn it, teach it.
- Yoga: Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Kriya Yoga. Find the inner dimension of yoga.
- Spiritual Living Classes, Retreats and Seminars, including Sunday Service
If you are one who steps apart from the crowd, who cherishes truth and high ideals and quiet time for the more important things of life, we think you’ll feel right at home here, at Ananda. Families, couples, singles–all are welcome! Come and find like-minded people. Most of all come and find inner joy!
While it was on this date in 1952 that Paramhansa Yogananda left this earth with conscious awareness, today we celebrate the practice of yoga that he helped usher in for a new age of awareness. Yoga is for everyone! Join us for all or part of the afternoon and evening.
Part 1 – A Celebration of Yoga, 3 to 7 p.m.
Part 2 – Saints that Moved the World, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Spring Equinox celebrates the return of life, joy, and hope after the stillness and silence of winter. Our special guest speakers this year are Zach Abbey and Hailey Anderson, farmers at Ananda Farm on Camano Island.
Together let us plant seeds of nobility and goodness in the soil of our thoughts and actions with affirmation, chanting, music and ceremony. We’ll have delicious sweets and savories to share afterward and special activities for children during the celebratory service. Bring a friend, bring the whole family!
Classes & Events Coming Soon
This three-week class presented by Rebecca Davis, a college-level writing teacher, is for those who would like to learn how to use writing to apply intuition to real-life challenges. We will practice a variety of exercises designed to put us in contact with true intuitive guidance.
The path of right action may seem unpleasant to the comfort-seeking ego, but once embraced with creativity and joy, duty flowers into the beauty of joy and inner freedom. Be a spiritual Alchemist and learn that the cup of life can be more than half-full.
Special guest instructor, Willow Kushler!
Yoga is closely aligned with Ayurveda. Asana practice can be used very effectively to keep the doshas in their proper flow and to sustain them as forces of health and vitality. In this class we will explore the practice of yogasanas, along with pranayama and meditation, to balance and harmonize the doshas.
We all have energy. But how can we use it more effectively? More joyfully? More creatively?
In this class, we will practice the Energization Exercises and explore the link of energy and will that exists between our mind and body.
Learn the basics of how to play the harmonium. Bring your harmonium or learn on one of ours. Pre-registration will ensure that we will have an instrument for you to use. Join us for this fun and inspiring class.
Spiritual counseling is not a process of “giving advice.” It has its roots in intuition: the art of listening! Nayaswami Padma McGilloway has a lifetime of experience sensitively guiding others, having been trained by Ananda’s founder, Swami Kriyananda in the art of giving spiritual counsel. Melissa Yaden has a doctorate in Acupuncture and as a healer she offers spiritual counsel to patients with and without words.
Superconscious Living is designed for people who seek spiritual growth and fulfillment in the midst of their daily responsibilities. This class shows that challenges such as marriage, relationships, child-raising, money, and career actually provide priceless opportunities for spiritual realization. Learn practical techniques for releasing energy blocks & establishing new habits of willingness and creativity. Discover how to live a healthy, dynamic life, bringing to you a sense of well-being and spiritual growth.
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“… without your assistance, the work cannot go on… All of you who wish to offer much-needed help, now or in the future, I bless.” – Paramhansa Yogananda