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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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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Thanksgiving Banquet

Thursday November 27, 2014 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm in Lynnwood

All are invited to this annual planned potluck banquet at Ananda Community in Lynnwood. Call ahead 425 806 3700  to let us know you are coming and to select a vegetarian dish from the planned menu to bring.

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Thanksgiving Kirtan

Saturday November 29, 2014 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in Bothell

We celebrate Thanksgiving with a kirtan focused on the quality of gratitude.

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, celebrating the devotion of the saints. We follow the chanting by going inwards and meditation for about 45 minutes.

No registration needed. Just come!

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Children’s Christmas Party

Saturday December 6 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm in Lynnwood

Children, bring your parents to join the fun at the annual Ananda Children’s Christmas Party at the Ananda Community in Lynnwood. You’re never sure what to expect, but the fun usually includes games, activities, fun and dinner!

Please let us know you’re coming so we can contact you about what to bring for the potluck!

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Christmas Spirit with the Ananda Choir and Instrumental Group

Wednesday, Dec 10 at 7:30 pm. 3rd place books in Lake Forest Park

Please join the Ananda choir and Instrumental group for our annual holiday music event at 3rd place books in Lake Forest Park on Dec 10 at 7:30 pm. join your voices to ours as we sing traditional Christmas Carols.

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Yogasana Intensive #3: Yoga for an Active Lifestyle

Saturday December 13 1:30 - 4:30 pm in Bothell

In this workshop, we explore the science of flexibility, including reflexes, facilitated stretching etc. We then apply these concepts to our body via a series of warm-ups and asanas designed to release muscular tension. A great yoga teacher used to say: “The body is not rigid; the mind is. We tune into the important concept of mental flexibility by inviting the body to go a little bit beyond what it is used to doing.

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That STAR and the Wise men Following It

Saturday, December 13, 9:30 a.m. to noon in Bothell

The hyper- rush of energy all around us as we approach the holiday season, hijacks our consciousness, if we let the outer message take precedence over the inner  blessings of December. Lying deep within the heart of the gift giving, the gatherings,the beautiful decorations is the unfolding story of Christ among us. Think of the moment!  God incarnate on the earth. The Wise men got the message. How? Let’s explore this and other mysteries.

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Christmas Kirtan

Saturday December 13 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Bothell

We celebrate the birth of Christ with a kirtan.

Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence through devotional chanting! Chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and mantras from India. We follow the chanting by going inwards and meditation for about 45 minutes.

No registration needed. Just come!

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Meditation for Caregivers

Mondays, Dec 8th, Jan 12th, Feb 9th 1:30 – 2:30 at East West Bookshop.

Are you a caregiver in need of some stress relief? If so, this class will teach you some basic stress relieving breathing techniques and some ways to integrate stress relief into your daily routine, providing a calming effect to the environment which allows you and your loved one or client some space in which to be nourished, and the courage to be able to cope with the path that lies ahead.

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Christmas Meditation Retreat

Saturday December 20, 2014 10:00 am – 6:00 pm in Bothell

The tradition of a day of meditation on Christ (both in form and formless) was begun by Paramhansa Yogananda many decades ago. Schedules are published the week before and you may come for all or part of the day. There are chanting breaks, a mid-day snack break, and a musical interlude towards the end of the day. This is the heart of the Ananda spiritual Christmas activities.

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Christmas Family Service

Sunday December 21, 2014 10:00 am – 11:00 am in Bothell

Bring the whole family for this festive, joyful and inspired Ananda tradition of celebrating the birth of Jesus and the promise of our own immortality in the universal Christ consciousness of our soul. Awaken the sleeping Christ child which is our own true Self within. Children “of all ages” will participate in this annual pageantry which is followed by the annual Christmas party to which all are welcome.

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All Sangha Christmas Party

Sunday December 21, 11am – 12pm in Bothell

All are invited to sing Christmas carols, including “Silent Night” in many languages, as we celebrate the Christmas spirit together as a family and enjoy delicious savories and sweets.

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Wednesday December 24 9:00pm - 10:00 pm in Bothell.

Christmas Eve enfolds us in the sacred glow and promise of the rebirth of divine love and joy in our hearts. This popular Festival of Light Service brings out the sacredness and inwardness of our soul’s eternal longing for peace.

Free – all are welcome!  Please  join us for this “moment” of silence and candlelight to welcome Christmas day.

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Christmas Day Service

Thursday December 25 at noon in Bothell.

Celebrate Christmas Day with a special noon time service given by Nayaswami Padma McGilloway.

All are welcome!

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New Year’s Eve Meditation & Service

December 31, 2014 10:00 pm – 11:55 pm at Ananda Temple, Bothell

On New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, December 31, 2014: 10 pm to midnight, you are invited to a program of New Year’s Renewal that combines celebration with meditation, chanting, affirmations, readings and brief talks by Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma McGilloway, spiritual directors of Ananda Washington. Meditation time estimated at one hour.

No need to register – just come!  Free and all are welcome.

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Paramhansa Yogananda Birthday Meditation and Program

Monday January 5, 7:30- 9:00 pm in Bothell

7:30 to 9 p.m., Ananda will host a program to honor Yogananda’s birth. It is free and all are welcome. There will be music, chanting, an audio recording of his voice, a brief meditation and simple ceremony, and reflections on his life, teachings and ever-present spirit.

6 to 7:15 p.m. Preceding the birthday commemoration program for Paramhansa Yogananda will be initiation ceremonies for those who are approved to take vows in the different levels of the Nayaswami Order.

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Paramhansa Yogananda Birthday Banquet

Sunday January 4 at 12 noon in Lynnwood

Following a Sunday Service dedicated to Pramahansa Yogananda’s birth celebration, you are invited to attend a banquet in the Ananda Community.

Banquet catered by Taste of India restaurant is held at nearby Ananda Community in Lynnwood. Prepaid reservations required by Sunday, December 30. $25 per adult.

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Affirmations for Self Healing

3 Wednesdays Jan 7, 14, 21 7:30 pm to 9 pm in Bothell

Paramhansa Yogananda taught a powerful method of using affirmations for self-healing.Christy Johnston, and Lynne Steele team up to share with you their years of experience helping others make important changes using affirmations and other techniques.

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How to Be a Success

3 Tuesdays, January 6, 13, & 20, 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Bothell

The keys to success go beyond business school methods and include divine magnetism, creativity, confidence, and joyful expansiveness. Presented by Andrew Solan and Buddy Wilson, both committed meditators and successful in their careers

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Exploring the Wisdom of Our Dreams

2 Saturdays, January 10 & 24 9:30 a.m. to noon in Bothell

Our dreams speak a universal language that comes to us in the service of health and wholeness.

We will discuss the history and spiritual tradition of dreams, and different levels of the subconscious, as explained by Yogananda. You will have the opportunity to process a dream you have through the association method, and if desired, through a group process.

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Retreat to the Heart of Silence

Friday February 20 6:00 pm - Sunday February 22 2:00 pm in Whidbey Island

Let the sound of silence in the trees and the calm waters, as well as 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! The final deadline for registration and balance due is January 18, 2015

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Martin Luther King, Jr: From Darkness to Light – The Untold Story

Monday, January 19 7-8:30 p.m. East West Bookshop

Each year we see programs honoring Dr. King. Few biographers, however, focus on his life behind the scenes and within himself. King’s last year of life was a time of great soul searching. Yet, as if by a special grace, and but hours before his assassination, Dr. King was led to the “mountain top” of Spirit. Join us for this journey into the last year of his life, from darkness to light, as we honor this great soul who gave the ultimate sacrifice to the cause of justice, equality and love. Presented by East West staff members and members of Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell, WA.

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Path of Kriya Yoga

Tuesday, January 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. – East West Bookshop Thursday, January 22, 7:30 to 9 p.m. – Ananda Temple (Bothell)

What is this “Kriya Yoga” that one hears so much about? Is it a meditation technique or is it something more? How does it work and why would I want to undergo the training in preparation for learning it?

Come and get all your questions answered in this free introductory class. Please register and let us know you are coming.

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Meditation Teacher Training

8 Saturdays between February & May, 2015; 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Whether you train to teach meditation, or simply to deepen your understanding and experience of meditation, this power-packed course is for you! This in-depth study of the stages of meditation, the techniques and attitudes for focusing the mind, relaxing the body and calming the emotions, will give you valuable tools to assist others with their meditation.

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Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
425-806-3700
10-6 Tues- Fri | Sat & Sun mornings

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East West Bookshop of Seattle
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

Upcoming Events

Nov
27
Thu
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Nov 27 @ 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!
12:30 pm Thanksgiving Banquet @ Ananda Community
Thanksgiving Banquet @ Ananda Community
Nov 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Thanksgiving Banquet @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
All are invited to this annual planned potluck banquet at Ananda Community in Lynnwood. Call ahead to let us know you are coming and to select a vegetarian dish from the planned menu to bring.
Nov
28
Fri
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Nov 28 @ 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[...]
11:00 am Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop
Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop
Nov 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Led by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin On Fridays: September 5 and 19, October 3, 17 and 31, November 14 and 28 11:00 am to 12 noon at East West Bookshop Share in the spirit of joy[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Nov 28 @ 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!
Nov
29
Sat
9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Nov 29 @ 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
Nov 29 @ 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 Thanksgiving Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Thanksgiving Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Nov 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We celebrate Thanksgiving with a kirtan focused on the quality of gratitude. Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence through devotional chanting! We use Indian harmoniums, guitars, drums, kirtals (bells), gong, and[...]
Nov
30
Sun
9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Nov 30 @ 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[...]
10:00 am Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
(Starting time may vary on holidays.) 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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