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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

Raja Yoga Intensive

14 weeks beginning January 27 in Seattle or January 29 in Bothell

Your next step!

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 now famous Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (wherein is found the Eight-Fold Path known as Ashtanga Yoga).

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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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Retreat to the Heart of Silence

Friday February 20 6:00 pm - Sunday February 22 2:00 pm on 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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Classes & Events Coming Soon

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 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 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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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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Wisdom of India I: Bhagavad Gita Explained

Tuesday, Jan 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m.at East West Bookshop, Seattle OR Thursday, January 8, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Ananda Temple, Bothell

The Bhagavad Gita is India’s most beloved and oft quoted scripture. Explore with us its beauty, its simplicity, its timelessness and its timeliness for our lives and our culture today.

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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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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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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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Meditation for Caregivers

Mondays, 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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Wisdom of India II: Yoga Sutras Explained

Tuesday, January 13, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at East West Bookshop OR Thursday, January 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m.at Ananda Temple, Bothell

The Yoga Sutras, written by the great yogi, Patanjali in the B.C. era, are a distillation of wisdom from a higher age which, even then, was distant in time. Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway, co-spiritual director of Ananda in the Seattle area, will deftly guide us through the blueprint of the universal 8-Fold Path of expanding consciousness.

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

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6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
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Dec
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5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Dec 18 @ 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[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Dec 18 @ 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
Dec 18 @ 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!
Dec
19
Fri
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Dec 19 @ 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
Dec 19 @ 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!
Dec
20
Sat
10:00 am Christmas Meditation Retreat @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Christmas Meditation Retreat @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Christmas Meditation Retreat @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
Dec
21
Sun
9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Dec 21 @ 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 Christmas Family Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Christmas Family Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Christmas Family Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
  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[...]
10:00 am Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Dec 21 @ 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[...]
11:00 am All Ananda Sangha Christmas Party @ Ananda Meditation Temple
All Ananda Sangha Christmas Party @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
All are invited to sing Christmas carols as we celebrate the Christmas spirit together as a family and enjoy delicious savories and sweets.

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