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
- Meditation: Learn it, teach it.
- Yoga: Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and Kriya Yoga. Find the inner dimension of yoga.
- Spiritual Living Classes, Retreats and Seminars, including Sunday Service
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!
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 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (wherein is found the Eight-Fold Path known as Ashtanga Yoga).
Rather than focusing only on the physical body, Ananda Yoga harnesses the subtle energy of each asana, channeling it inward and upward. As an Ananda Yoga teacher, you will experience and share the higher states of awareness attainable through each asana.
Join us on this amazing spiritual journey.We will visit and meditate at Paramhansa Yogananda’s shrines in Southern California. To allow the vibrations to penetrate our hearts and souls, the pace of the pilgrimage is leisurely.
Classes & Events Coming Soon
Designed to help restore your inner joy and unleash your full potential. This 6-week series is based on ancient teachings of wisdom traditions.
Six Thursdays at the Everett Unity Center (August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 3 and September 17), bring your lunch and join us for a lively and fun hour that will help you reveal the energetic, creative, happy and successful person you truly can be.
Enjoy authentic Lebanese cuisine at the August farm supper, created by special guest chef Raja Zakhary from food freshly harvested at the farm. Before dessert, Zach and Hailey will take you on a personally guided tour of the natural permaculture farm.
Singing, Paramhansa Yogananda said, is a divine art; and devotional chanting is the highest form of this art because it leads to the attunement with the Cosmic vibration.
- We will explore the true purpose of chanting.
- Come prepared to listen and sing a number of chants which will help us live in the consciousness of God.
- Appropriate for beginners and those who already chant.
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.
The term “raja” means “royal.” The royal, 8-Fold path taught by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras is a reference not only to meditation but to the subtle, astral spine: “highway to the infinite.” But this 8-fold practice is not a rejection of our daily life: it embraces all life from our hidden center within. Tonight Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway, teacher of the Raja Yoga Intensive for over twenty years, will explain, share, and give a taste of the meditation techniques we use in the Raja Intensive course that begins Tuesday, September 8.
Presented by Hriman & Padma McGilloway
Tuesday, September 1, 7 to 8 p.m. – East West Bookshop
Thursday, September 3, 7 to 8 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? What commitment, if any, is required of me? What will I learn during the training and how will kriya yoga benefit my life?
Enjoy several courses, all made with food grown on the farm and freshly harvested. Before dessert, Zach and Hailey will take you on a personally guided tour of the natural permaculture farm.
The subtle energy centers hidden in the astral body hold the key to the complex matrix of our karmic destiny. The “Chakras” are doorways to the inner, subtle world of our higher, divine consciousness. With right intention and the scientific techniques of advanced yoga (meditation) practices, one can accelerate spiritual growth and higher Self-awareness hidden in the chakras and astral spine.
” A saint is one through whom the light of the Infinite shines brightly” -Swami Kriyananda
This is the light we want to keep shining brightly in our inner vision. In studying the lives of the saints we see how God has His way with them, and they become spiritual beacons for others. Oh that we may open ourselves up to the transformative power of His Presence, that our lives might have its full share of joy.
Since time immemorial, humans have taken special note of the seasonal rest points in nature. Many of the world’s most celebrated religious holidays take place on or around the Solstice or Equinoxes. At Ananda here in the Seattle area we have celebrated these occasions since the Summer Solstice in 2002. We find that many are magnetically drawn together as if by some special grace we affirm our humanity and our Oneness in Spirit.
Join us for our monthly healing prayer sessions after Sunday Service
Participants of the Ananda Healing Prayer Council offer daily prayers for others. If you or a loved one are in need of healing prayers, please send us a request or call us at 425-806-3700.
Christy Johnston, coordinator, welcome your participation with the Prayer Council’s activities.
Paramhansa Yogananda distilled the essence of Indias ancient metaphysical healing techniques and in this workshop we will explore some of them. We will cover:
*How and why life force energy (aka prana or chi) promotes healing.
*Where prana comes from and how it enters the human body
*Intelligence, concentration, will power and technique: keys to metaphysical healing
*The power of divine attunement
*Exercises to stimulate the flow of life force in various parts of the body
Our text for this workshop will be Divine Will Healing, From the Original Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, compiled by Mary Kretzmann, director of the Ananda Healing Prayer Ministry.
Presented by Christy Johnston, Ananda teacher, minister and director of the Ananda Washington Healing Prayer Ministry.
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.
Donate to Ananda
“… without your assistance, the work cannot go on… All of you who wish to offer much-needed help, now or in the future, I bless.” – Paramhansa Yogananda