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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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Upcoming Highlights

Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy

October 4-18, 2014

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.

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The Art and Science of Raja Yoga

12 Tuesdays at East West Bookshop, Sept 9 - Nov 25, 6 to 9 pm OR 12 Thursdays at Ananda Temple, Sept 4 - Nov 20, 6 to 9:15 pm

Are you wanting to learn, or to go deeper into meditation or your yoga practice? Are you seeking a clearer understanding of your life’s higher purpose? Are you in transition, seeking your next step and wanting inner guidance? 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. The inspired wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita integrates with the a deeper understanding of the Judeo-Christian heritage. Learn the science of yoga through the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Eight-Fold Path known as Ashtanga Yoga. Work with the subconscious mind to change habits and using breath work for release of tension and emotional blocks. The secrets of success, personal magnetism, right attitude, creativity and energy form an integral part of this yoga science.

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

The Yoga Clinic Intensive! Building Balance & Stability from the Core

Michelle Marshall 3 Fridays, July 11, 18, 25 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Ananda Temple, Bothell

Would you like to improve your balance & stability? This Yoga Clinic Intensive brought to you by leading Ananda Yoga trainer, Michelle Marshall, offers yoga students an opportunity to take a more in-depth approach to working with key yoga postures (asanas) for health and well-being.​This 3-week series is the first of several. In this series we will begin with an exploration of how yoga postures can help you develop balance for safety, stability and flexibility. Classes are to be PREPAID whether on website, by phone, or in person. If you have a yoga pass card you can use it by marking off 3 classes on the card.

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Healing, Vitality and Well-being through Life Force Stimulation

Thursdays July 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7, 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm in Bothell

Energy practitioners from Ananda offer to you this collaborative energy and healing series. Take all four classes or individual classes. July 17 – Health & Healing through Ayurveda July 24 – Craniosacral Therapy & Massage July 31 – Health & Healing through Acupuncture Aug 7 – Healing Yourself and Others

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The Yoga Ideal of Renunciation

Saturday, July 19, 11 am to 1 pm in Bothell

We must breakthrough the age-old thought that renunciation looks like the life of Saint Francis or else it’s not the real thing. Or that the meditating top-knotted yogi is where we should be. Not necessarily so! Today, renunciation is not as much reflected outwardly, for it is a matter of consciousness. This means we can act as “secret agents” for God in the midst of ordinary daily life. Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin.

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Art of Spiritual Counseling: Helping Friends in Need

2 Tuesdays, July 29 and August 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m in Seattle

We all have a source of truth within ourselves which knows what is going on for us. Advice from someone else is not as effective as when I find the answers within myself. Learn how to hold the intuitive, answering space for others so that they can learn and grow spiritually with confidence. Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin, teacher and friend.

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How to Smile at All Times

Saturday August 9, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in Bothell

There are many types of smiles, ranging from insincere to sincere to the smile of the soul!
Paramhansa Yogananda liked to encourage students to “Be a Smile Millionaire” — blessing all whom you meet with the smile of your soul’s eternal joy! Presented by Tyagis Larry & Prem-Shanti Rider, Ananda ministers and teachers whose smiles are infectious!

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Path of Kriya Yoga

Tuesday August 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at East West Bookshop, Seattle
Thursday Aug 28, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Ananda Temple in Bothell

Kriya Yoga can transform your life! Brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda and described in his now classic and popular life story, “Autobiography of a Yogi,” people all over the world have been drawn to learn and receive the blessings of the masters through Kriya Yoga. In this free talk you will learn about the fascinating history of Kriya Yoga, its underlying psycho-physiological effects, and how you can learn Kriya and its related techniques. Presented by Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma McGilloway
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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
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

Upcoming Events

Jul
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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Jul 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Rashmi Dave 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 24 @ 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! 
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 24 @ 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! 
7:00 pm Healing, Vitality and Well-being... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Healing, Vitality and Well-being... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Healing, Vitality and Well-being: Craniosacral Therapy & Massage @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
This class on July 24 is the second class in a 4-part series on Healing, Vitality and Well-Being Through Life force Stimulation, offered by energy practitioners from Ananda. Register for all four classes in the series, or[...]
Jul
25
Fri
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 25 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome! The morning meditation[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 25 @ 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! 
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 25 @ 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! 
Jul
26
Sat
9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Murali Venkatrao 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[...]
7:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Jul
27
Sun
9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 27 @ 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[...]

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