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!
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).
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.
Classes & Events Coming Soon
Introducing a new series of classes – Meditation in Life: How to Practice and Change Your Life!
In each series we pick up a different topic to help you change your life through practicing meditation and other teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
Overcoming Moods June 30 Lynne Steele
Enhancing Creativity July 7 Suryadas Holliman
Enhancing Healing July 14 Christy Johnston
At Work and Home July 21 Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin
Again this summer, Ananda Farm Camano Island offers a series of delightful farm suppers. 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.
Murali Venkatrao will show us how “east meets west” in the modern age, free from the mysterious and exotic overlays of popular imagination. Murali follows the time-honored Indian tradition of teaching through the medium of stories. The stories are picked from Vedas and Puranas.
Visit the Ananda no-till permaculture farm, homestead, and yoga ashram on Camano Island for our annual open house. Learn how this natural farm operates, meet the alpacas and chickens and relax in nature.
- Farm Tours
- Yummy Snacks
- U-Pick Lavender
- Lavender Distillation Demo
- Fun in the Sun!
Stop by any time between noon and 5 pm to join the fun!
Visit www.Ananda Farms.com for more information.
During this course we will concentrate mainly on stories for children between the ages of 4 and 10. You will learn to use meditation to tap into hidden resources of fantasy and come up with stories that are attuned to your children’s emotional, mental and spiritual needs. You will learn to move and to discover overtones and subtle vibrations in your voice as you speak. You will learn to improvise and to write: the end product of the course will be a little booklet with stories and poems for children.
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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“… 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