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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

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!

What is Ananda? 

Experience a 10 minute guided meditation

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Featured Events

Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive

12 Tuesdays in Seattle from Sept 8, 12 Thursdays in Bothell from Sept 10 , 6 - 9 pm plus 1 Saturday Workshop Oct 17

At the Raja Yoga Intensive, you’ll learn how to meditate, and how to practice the yoga postures in the way they were originally intended: as a priceless aid to inner unfoldment. You’ll thrill to discover how the inspired wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita integrates with the a deeper understanding of the Judao-Christian heritage, and how the science of yoga comes to us through the timeless psycho-spiritual insights of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (wherein is found the Eight-Fold Path known as Ashtanga Yoga).

 

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Yoga Teacher Training

11 Weekends From September 11 - Feb. 21 in Bothell

Rather than focusing only on the physical body, Ananda Yoga harnesses the subtle energy of each asana, channeling it inward and upward. As an Ananda Yoga teacher, you will experience and share the higher states of awareness attainable through each asana.

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Pilgrimage to the Shrines of Paramhansa Yogananda‏

Sept 28 TO Oct 4, 2015

Join us on this amazing spiritual journey.We will visit and meditate at Paramhansa Yogananda’s shrines in Southern California. To allow the vibrations to penetrate our hearts and souls, the pace of the pilgrimage is leisurely.

Register before May 15 for Early Bird discount!

 

Classes & Events Coming Soon

How to Be Happy and Successful

6 Thursdays from August 6 - September 17 from noon to 1 pm

Designed to help restore your inner joy and unleash your full potential. This 6-week series is based on ancient teachings of wisdom traditions.

Six Thursdays at the Everett Unity Center (August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3 and September 17), bring your lunch and join us for a lively and fun hour that will help you reveal the energetic, creative, happy and successful person you truly can be.

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Farm Supper

Saturday, August 8, 3:30 - 7pm, Camano Island

Enjoy authentic Lebanese cuisine at the August farm supper, created by special guest chef Raja Zakhary from food freshly harvested at the farm. Before dessert, Zach and Hailey will take you on a personally guided tour of the natural permaculture farm.

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Power of Chanting

Thursday, August 13, 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Bothell

Singing, Paramhansa Yogananda said, is a divine art; and devotional chanting is the highest form of this art because it leads to the attunement with the Cosmic vibration.

  • We will explore the true purpose of chanting.
  • Come prepared to listen and sing a number of chants which will help us live in the consciousness of God.
  • Appropriate for beginners and those who already chant.
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Krishna Kirtan

Saturday, August 29, 7 - 9 pm in Bothell

Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence through devotional chanting! We use Indian harmoniums, guitars, drums, kirtals (bells), gong, and sometimes even harp! Chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and mantras from India. We follow the chanting by going inwards and meditation for about 45 minutes.

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Path of Raja Yoga

Monday, August 31, 7:30 - 8:30 at East West Bookshop

The term “raja” means “royal.” The royal, 8-Fold path taught by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras is a reference not only to meditation but to the subtle, astral spine: “highway to the infinite.” But this 8-fold practice is not a rejection of our daily life: it embraces all life from our hidden center within. Tonight Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway, teacher of the Raja Yoga Intensive for over twenty years, will explain, share, and give a taste of the meditation techniques we use in the Raja Intensive course that begins Tuesday, September 8.

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Path of Kriya Yoga

Tuesday, Sep 1 OR Thursday, Sep 3, 7 pm - 8 pm

Presented by Hriman & Padma McGilloway

Tuesday, September 1, 7 to 8 p.m. – East West Bookshop
Thursday, September 3, 7 to 8 p.m. – Ananda Temple (Bothell)

What is this “Kriya Yoga” that one hears so much about? Is it a meditation technique or is it something more? How does it work and why would I want to undergo the training in preparation for learning it? What commitment, if any, is required of me? What will I learn during the training and how will kriya yoga benefit my life?

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Farm Supper

Saturday, September 5, 3:30 - 7pm, Camano Island

Enjoy several courses, all made with food grown on the farm and freshly harvested. Before dessert, Zach and Hailey will take you on a personally guided tour of the natural permaculture farm.

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Chakras: Reprogramming our Karmic Software!

3 Wednesdays, September 9, 16 & 23, 7:30 pm in Bothell

The subtle energy centers hidden in the astral body hold the key to the complex matrix of our karmic destiny. The “Chakras” are doorways to the inner, subtle world of our higher, divine consciousness. With right intention and the scientific techniques of advanced yoga (meditation) practices, one can accelerate spiritual growth and higher Self-awareness hidden in the chakras and astral spine.

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Keeping Our eyes on the Saints

Saturday, September 12 9:30 am - 12 noon in Bothell

” A saint is one through whom the light of the Infinite shines brightly” -Swami Kriyananda
This is the light we want to keep shining brightly in our inner vision. In studying the lives of the saints we see how God has His way with them, and they become spiritual beacons for others. Oh that we may open ourselves up to the transformative power of His Presence, that our lives might have its full share of joy.

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Celebrating the Divine in All: Solstice & Equinox Celebration

Saturday, September 19, 7:30 - 8:30 pm in Bothell

Since time immemorial, humans have taken special note of the seasonal rest points in nature. Many of the world’s most celebrated religious holidays take place on or around the Solstice or Equinoxes. At Ananda here in the Seattle area we have celebrated these occasions since the Summer Solstice in 2002. We find that many are magnetically drawn together as if by some special grace we affirm our humanity and our Oneness in Spirit.

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Healing Prayer Council

Sunday, September 20, 11:45 - 12:30 in Bothell

Join us for our monthly healing prayer sessions after Sunday Service

Participants of the Ananda Healing Prayer Council offer daily prayers for others. If you or a loved one are in need of healing prayers, please send us a request or call us at 425-806-3700.

Christy Johnston, coordinator, welcome your participation with the Prayer Council’s activities.

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Divine Will Healing

Saturday, September 26, 10am - noon in Bothell

Paramhansa Yogananda distilled the essence of India’s ancient metaphysical healing techniques and in this workshop we will explore some of them. We will cover:

• *How and why life force energy (aka prana or chi) promotes healing.
• *Where prana comes from and how it enters the human body
• *Intelligence, concentration, will power and technique: keys to metaphysical healing
• *The power of divine attunement

*Exercises to stimulate the flow of life force in various parts of the body

Our text for this workshop will be Divine Will Healing, From the Original Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, compiled by Mary Kretzmann, director of the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry.

Presented by Christy Johnston, Ananda teacher, minister and director of the Ananda Washington Healing Prayer Ministry.

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Kirtan

Saturday, September 26, 7 pm - 9 pm in Bothell

Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence through devotional chanting! We use Indian harmoniums, guitars, drums, kirtals (bells), gong, and sometimes even harp! Chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and mantras from India.

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IN BOTHELL:

Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
425-806-3700
10-6 Tues- Fri | Sat & Sun mornings

IN SEATTLE:

East West Bookshop of Seattle
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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Upcoming Events

Jul
31
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12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 31 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
This half an hour meditation starts with a chant and a prayer reading leading to a silent meditation. No need to register – just come and meditate!
Aug
1
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9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable[...]
7:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Aug 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. Saturday night meditation begins with a short[...]
Aug
2
Sun
9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Purification Ceremony, 9 – 9:15 am The Purification Ceremony is an opportunity for you to individually pray for purification and invoke God’s grace and power through the masters.  Instructions are available in the foyer or[...]
Aug
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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Aug 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable[...]
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Aug 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable[...]
7:30 pm How to Meditate: Inner Peace Thr... @ East West Bookshop
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Thr... @ East West Bookshop
Aug 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Through Relaxation & Concentration @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with Spirit lies its greatest joy.” —Yogananda   Meditation can transform your life. Learn to relax your body, quiet your mind, awaken intuition and experience greater joy[...]
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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
This half an hour meditation starts with a chant and a prayer reading leading to a silent meditation. No need to register – just come and meditate!
5:45 pm Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Aug 4 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Ananda Yoga offers classic asanas with affirmations and energizing pranayam movements that will bestow physical strength and relaxation, inspiration and inner peace, and clarity of mind. Our meditative and individualistic style makes Ananda Yoga suitable[...]

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