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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 findMeditate

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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Experience a 10 minute guided meditation

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Holiday Events and Classes

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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Pilgrimage to India 2017

February 24 –March 11, 2017 Optional extension to March 14

The blessings of pilgrimage, and the power of being in places blessed by saints, will change you and deepen you in ways you never would have thought possible.

“If you go to places where masters have lived, the vibrations there will quicken your realization. That is the value of pilgrimages to holy places. The masters’ divine vibrations are still there, just as strong as when they were physically present. Those who are in tune will feel that presence. But first, one has to meditate and prepare himself.”
—Paramhansa Yogananda

 

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Retreat to the Heart of Silence Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Friday, October 28 at 6 pm until Sunday Oct 30 at 2 pm @ Captain Whidbey Inn 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.

This weekend in-joy activities such as:

  • Meditation periods each day
  • Yoga posture sessions
  • Chanting, mantra, and “kirtan”
  • Walks in nature including the expansive Puget Sound
  • Inspirational talks
  • Reading, reflection, journaling
  • Sacred ceremony and devotions
  • Vegetarian meals

 

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Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive

14 Tuesdays in Seattle from Jan. 24, 14 Thursdays in Bothell from Jan 26, 6 - 9 pm

Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course!

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.

12 weeks offered both at the Ananda Bothell Temple and at East West Bookshop in Seattle.

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Yoga From Your Chair

4 Mondays, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24; 1 to 2:15 pm in Bothell

Over this 4 week course, you’ll discover how to increase your flexibility, improve your balance and circulation, relieve stress and learn to relax. We’ll practice many traditional yoga poses, modified for safety and comfort, and close with a brief meditation. Enjoyable for any body type. Instructed by Lynne Steele.

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Chakras: Doorways to Your Karmic Matrix

3 Wednesdays: Oct 5, 12, & 19 7 to 8:30 pm in Bothell

The life we call ours is lived from inside: our reactions, perceptions, emotions, desires, impulses and will power. All that we experience as “I” spring from the life matrix centered in our central, astral nervous system which interacts with the physical body and senses through the channels, or doorways, known as the chakras.

This matrix is not a “thing,” it consists of energy patterns guided by a silent intelligence. It is with energy and intelligence that we can begin to change these patterns. But first we must become aware of them and then we can learn the specific energy techniques that can release the more problematical ones into a higher octave of (and more happiness inducing) functionality.

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What is My Dharma?

Saturday, October 8, 9:30 am to Noon in Bothell

Knowing what is right for us, spiritually, is not so easy inasmuch as most anything we do can be spiritualized and nothing is, by nature, more spiritual than anything else!

What is right must be that which frees us from karma (and doesn’t create MORE karma). How, then, do we figure THIS out.

In this workshop with Nayaswami Nivritti Steenstra, she will share with you the nuances, techniques and stories of dharma that can inspire and help you in your daily life and in making key decisions.

 

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Yogasana #2: Yoga for Spinal Health

Saturday, October 15 from 1:30 - 4:30 at Ananda Yoga Hall, Bothell

The Yogasana Intensives are a series of workshops designed to explore the physical, astral, and causal aspects of yoga postures. Designed for all levels and for students considering Yoga Teacher Training, each workshop picks up the thread of Hatha Yoga from a specific topic.

In this workshop, your asana practice will focus on spinal health. Click the link below to learn more about Yogasanas and this particular workshop.

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International Dinner – Danube River Cruise

Saturday, October 15, 6 pm in Bothell

 

This very special evening will be filled with music by Strauss, Bach and Fritz Kreisler, with a finale from The Sound of Music.  The food is inspired by the cuisines of Hungary, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. The guest chef for this dinner is the incomparable Van Barker.

Click on the link below to see the full menu – not to be missed!

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Harmonium Chanting for Beginners

Saturday, October 22, noon - 2 pm at East West Bookshop in Seattle

Harmonium Chanting for Beginners is designed for non-musicians, but open to all. This fun 2 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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NorthWest Yoga Conference

February 8-12, 2017

The Northwest Yoga Conference aims to celebrate and promote the benefits of yoga while cultivating a unified yoga community through learning, sharing, and growing together. We strive to offer an affordable, inspiring and educational experience that welcomes everyone.

The conference features workshops for beginners, advanced students, teachers and studio owners.

 

 

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All Saints Kirtan

Saturday, October 22, 6 - 9 pm in Bothell

As we approach All Saints Day, join us to honor and celebrate saints of East and West, known and unknown, through devotional chanting. We’ll chant until about 7:30 and then meditate in silence until 9 pm. Free! Come for all or part.oach All Saints Day, join us to honor and celebrate saints of East and West, known and unknown, through devotional chanting. We’ll chant until about 7:30 and then meditate in silence until 9 pm. Free! Come for all or part.

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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
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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Upcoming Events

Sep
30
Fri
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Sep 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:50 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by  Michelle Phua Ananda Yoga classes emphasize safety and correct alignment, relaxation amidst effort, and working with the body’s energy for harmony and balance. A typical Ananda Yoga class uses the poses to refine[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 30 @ 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!
Oct
1
Sat
9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught byMurali 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 makes[...]
3:30 pm Farm Supper @ Ananda Farm
Farm Supper @ Ananda Farm
Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Farm Supper @ Ananda Farm | Camano Island | Washington | United States
Again this summer, Ananda Farm Camano Island offers a series of delightful farm suppers. Enjoy several courses, all made with food grown on the farm and freshly harvested. Before dessert, Zach and Hailey will take[...]
6:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Oct 1 @ 6:00 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[...]
Oct
2
Sun
9:00 am Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
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
Oct 2 @ 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 Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Nayaswamis Padma & Hriman McGilloway;Spiritual Directors of Ananda Washington 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.[...]
Oct
3
Mon
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
  Taught by Heidi MacBeth 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[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Oct 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:50 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Lynne Steele 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[...]

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