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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!

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Featured Events

Peace and Harmony for the World

Throughout 2016

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.

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Dedication of the New Yoga Hall

Sunday, May 15 from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm.

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
All are welcome! Free – Join us!

Peace & Harmony Retreat Day

Saturday, June 25 from 8:00 am – 5:15 pm at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell

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…

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Bhagavad Gita and Advanced Asanas

May - July See below for details

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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Advanced Asana:

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).
For More Information about Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 Click Here

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Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive

12 Tuesdays in Seattle from Sep. 6, 12 Thursdays in Bothell from Sep. 8, 6 - 9 pm, plus Saturday workshop on Oct 29

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.

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Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 (200 Hour Certification)

September - February Every other Week End

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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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Kirtan

Saturday, April 30 from 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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East Meets West: The Sacred Science of Yoga

3 Tuesdays, May 3, 10, & 17 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at East West Bookshop

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.

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Yugas Cycles: A New View of History from the Ancients

2 Thursdays, May 5 & 12 from 7:30 to 9 pm in Bothell

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

and more…….

 

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Yogasana Intensive #8: Yoga for Higher Awareness

Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in Bothell

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.

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Ananda Camano Island Farm Walk

Saturday, May 21 from 1-3 pm

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!

Directions Temple to Farm

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Harmonium Chanting for Beginners

Sunday, May 22 from 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm at the East West Bookshop

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.

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Bhagavad Gita

8 Thursdays from May 26 – July 14, 7:00-9:15 p.m. in Bothell

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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23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
425-806-3700
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Apr
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6:00 pm Raja and Hatha Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Raja and Hatha Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Raja and Hatha Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course!  Hatha Yoga segment (6 – 7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures(asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines. Raja Yoga segment (7:30 – 9 pm) includes: meditation practices using breath, mantra, pranayama, affirmation, chanting, visualization, and chakra[...]
10:30 pm Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Apr 28 @ 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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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[...]
Apr
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Fri
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Apr 29 @ 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!
Apr
30
Sat
9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Apr 30 @ 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[...]
9:30 am Superconscious Living – The Self... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Superconscious Living – The Self... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Apr 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Superconscious Living - The Self You Were Born to Be! @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
6 Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 from 9:30 am to noon at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell Superconscious Living is designed for people who seek spiritual growth and fulfillment in the[...]
7:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Apr 30 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
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9:00 am Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
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EVERY SUNDAY A place to meditate in a group on Sunday morning 9-10 am in the Gallery at East West Bookshop. We invite you to put this group meditation into your week to strengthen your[...]
9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
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10:00 am Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Sunday Service, 10 a.m. in Bothell Sundays at Ananda Meditation Temple are the highlight of the week and are an excellent occasion for your first visit. Sunday Service is drawn from the ancient meditation tradition[...]

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