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!
Saturday May 31, 2014 5 pm-8pm in Bothell
Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss the fun at this year’s annual auction! Enjoy great food, bid on wonderful and unique auction items, and celebrate our Wonderful World. Admission is free! But please let us know you’re coming so we can have your bidder packet ready. If you’d like to donate a unique or interesting auction item, there’s still time!
Join devotees from the greater Seattle Sangha in October 2014 on a pilgrimage to Italy to visit holy sites blessed by its great saints, and enjoy some of the greatest art and architecture ever created. The pilgrimage will visit Rome, Florence, La Verna and Assisi – renowned as the birthplace of St. Francis, whom Paramhansa Yogananda called “his patron saint.” While in Assisi, pilgrims will be hosted by the Ananda Assisi international community, and we will meditate together daily in the beautiful “Temple of Light.” The temple here in Ananda Washington was modeled after that beautiful temple! We will also enjoy guided tours of the great art and architecture in Rome and Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.
Classes & Events Coming Soon
3 Thursdays April 10, 17 & 24 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Bothell.
The journey continues as we gather to consider the lives and spiritual treasure,of those who live with God.What a boost of encouragement and inspiration we receive from the saints-coming from all walks of life and overcoming delusion to blaze a path of light for us.Let us keep the company of Julian of Norwich, Milarepa, Kabir and Guru Nanak. Taught by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin.
Easter is the most celebrated of the Christian holy days. Its timing with the passage into Spring is no coincidence. Jesus’ resurrection is clearly a promise of immortality, a symbol of hope for all humankind. But it took place long ago. What relevance does the life and teachings of Jesus Christ have for us today for those of who are “spiritual but not religious?”
Sunday April 20, 10 am, Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
This celebratory and inspiring service reflects the dawn of a new age of universal respect and understanding of ancient teaching in a new light. Celebrate with us the resurrection of our soul’s immortality. Special activities for children.
Followed by an Easter potluck banquet at Ananda Community in Lynnwood. Please call us at 425-806-3700 if you would like to join us for the banquet.
6 Tuesdays starting April 22, 7:30 – 9 pm at East West Bookshop in Seattle
Take all 6 classes or pick and choose your course! Designed especially for graduates of the Raja Yoga Intensive but open to everyone, you will journey through yoga’s origins in the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and even discover yoga precepts in the Bible.
Karma & Reincarnation April 22 & 29
Chakras: the Inner Zodiac of Your Soul’s Knowing! May 6
Reincarnation, Chakras & Kundalini in the Bible? May 13
Apocalypse Now, or, New Age of Energy? May 20 & 27
4 Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 24, May 1, 8, (Skip 15) & 22 in Bothell.
This six week class is designed for those who would like to learn more about the core precepts of Ananda, and about the history and many expressions of Ananda’s work, both locally and worldwide. No one class, service or event among the many that are offered here at Ananda, embraces this “big picture.” All are welcome.
At this workshop, you will learn simple, sustainable, and effective ways to manage stress. First, we will introduce some basic principles of these systems of energy medicine, sharing with you time-tested and dependable ways to attain balance and harmony. We will explore the main five elements in nature (earth, water, fire, air and ether) and how each can support health and wellness.
Saturday April 26 7- 8 pm followed by Meditation until 9 m in Bothell
Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence within through devotional chanting! We use Indian harmonium, guitar, drum, kirtals (bells), gong, and occasionally other instruments such as harp, flute or violin. Enjoy chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and mantric chants from India.
Let the sound of silence in the trees and the voice of silence in your own soul bring peace, wisdom, and refreshment to body, mind and spirit! Space is limited on this popular annual retreat, so register soon.
Saturday, May 17 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in Bothell
In this workshop, we explore the Energization Exercises in depth. The principles of energization – tense with will, relax and feel, and the greater the will, the greater the flow of energy – can also be applied to the practice of asanas. The system of Energization Exercises is based on the principle of drawing the Cosmic Energy into the body through the medulla oblongata by the power of will.
Saturday May 17, 7:00-9:00 pm in Bothell
Come and celebrate the birthday of Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda, and disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, with a selection of his favorite kirtans. Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence through devotional chanting. No registration, just come.
Saturday May 24 10:30 am – 1:00 pm in Bothell
A 3 Hour Interactive Workshop for everyone. Are you ready to generate consistent inspired living? Are you blocked by your inner critic and searching for deeper meaning? Introducing the four accords: The Hush, The Heart, The Life andThe Flow. This 4-step process connects you to your source of inspiration and allows you to resonate at your highest level.
Saturday May 24 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Bothell
In this special musical evening, David Eby directs local Ananda musicians in a celebration of Inspiration. David Eby brings his many years of channeling inspiration through musical performance, teaching, and directing Ananda Music worldwide. Most recently he was music producer and costar for the film, Finding Happiness.
David will also offer aSaturday morning interactive workshop.
Read more and register…
“… 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