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!
We invite you to join us in this Peace and Harmony Initiative for the world as suggested by Ananda Worldwide spiritual directors, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Novak. All are invited for this new year to take up a prayer-affirmation practice as a way for us to stand up for peace in a world troubled by uncertainty, violence, and disharmony.
The Ananda Institute of Living Yoga has just completed construction on its Yoga Hall adjacent to the meditation temple, with an expanded offering of yoga classes and more.
Join us in celebration festivities May 15th, 2016:
- Light Lunch at 11:30 am
- Dedication and Program from 12 – 1 pm
- From 1 pm – 2 pm tours of the Ananda grounds
Nayaswami’s Jyotish and Devi Novak are visiting Seattle this weekend and will offer a day-long retreat at the Ananda Meditation Temple. As the Spiritual Directors of Ananda worldwide, they travel each year to India, Europe and America giving programs, counsel, and sharing inspiration with spiritual seekers in all walks of life.
This retreat includes continental breakfast and lunch, meditation, Ananda yoga and much more…
This course is part of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (300 hour) certification program. YTT Level 2 students are required to take both Gita and Advanced Asana.
Gita Class can be taken by itself if you are not part of YTT Level 2
The Bhagavad Gita:
8 Thursdays May 26- July 14 7:00pm-9:00pm
Nayaswami Hriman presents an in-depth course on the most beloved text of India, which Swami Kriyananda called “the world’s greatest scripture.”
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7 Sundays May 22 – July 10 1:00pm-5:30pm
Murali leads the study, practice, and teaching of advanced yoga postures.
Anatomy component includes: fascia, anatomy of inversions, anatomical principles of balance (samatvam) and harmony (sthira and sukha).
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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.
11 Weekends Beginning September in Bothell:
We will learn the classic Hatha Yoga postures (asanas) with a focus on the subtler aspects such as breath awareness (pranayama), prana (energy) in the spine and chakras, affirmations, safe yoga practice, individual modifications, 8-Fold Path & yoga sutras, spiritual awakening, anatomy, and much more!
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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.
In 1894 in Serampore, near Calcutta, a little known swami – in fact, an intellectual giant and renowned astronomer and astrologer – completed a small book. In this book, Swami Sri Yukteswar (who was to become the guru of Paramhansa Yogananda author of, “Autobiography of a Yogi”) writes a distillation of India’s ancient Sankhya, Vedanta and Yoga philosophies with comparisons to the Christian Bible. His mission was to show that the teachings of the rishi’s of India and those of the bible point to the same universal truths. This small book (The Holy Science) is nothing less than a scripture for a new age.
This two-week course is based on the groundbreaking book, “The Yugas,” by authors David Steinmetz and Joseph Selbie. Inspired by the introduction in a little known and abstruse tome,
“The Holy Science,” by Swami Sri Yukteswar (guru of Paramhansa Yogananda), this new (yet ancient) world view will turn your head around!
We will learn:
Why literacy or cities aren’t necessarily progressive
Why art and knowledge began to degrade during history
Why the Renaissance looked back in history for knowledge
Why we now look forward to greater progress
Why humans are struggling and fighting so much today
The primary purpose of Ananda Yoga is to raise consciousness; hence it’s full name: Ananda Yoga for Higher Awareness.
Join us in this workshop as we discuss and practice techniques of pranayama, asana, affirmation, and meditation to magnetically draw prana (life force) up the spine to the brain.
Join the Camano Island Ananda farmers for a garden walk-about and farm tour. Bless the farm with gratitude and joy, and explore the natural farming methods and no-till practices of Ananda Yoga Farm.
Tour begins at 1pm. $5 suggested donation. Come. Walk. Breathe and Relax. And Bask in the Glory of all that is His!
Harmonium Chanting for Beginners is designed for non-musicians, but open to all. This fun 2.5 hour workshop taught by Krishnapriya will teach you a selection of mantric chants. Instruction will focus on how to play melody and chordal accompaniment. Ability to read music is not a pre-requisite.
Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway presents this in-depth course on India’s beloved “bible”, the Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God). The “Gita” contains deep and practical insights into right action, right attitude, meditation, and the underlying reality of creation itself. This scripture takes place on a battlefield. It is a dialogue beetween Krisna (representing God, or the Soul) and his disciple, Arjuna (representing you and I, devotee-everyone).
The Gita explores the great themes of life: death, evil, delusion, happiness, and the true purpose of life. The Gita offers practical solutions to everyday life. It includes meditation, devotion, and activity. It is essentially universal and nonsectarian: a guide for all times and all sincere truthseekers.
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