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!
Register by October 26 for Early Bird Discount!
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 meditation & yoga retreat, so register soon and take advantage of the early registration special before October 26th!
Ananda Community in Lynnwood invites you to take a day of retreat for your Self! Treat your Self to yoga, meditation, chanting, vegetarian meals, inspirational and creative workshops and friends of like mind. This easy-to-please retreat requires no travel, no long drive, no ferry or bridges and no airline flights and security checks. Treat the Self to a day of inner joy.
You are invited to the Gala Launch to raise funds for the Fellowship Hall of the Ananda Meditation Temple.
Please join us for this historic occasion! The evening will include music, enchanting stories from India, a delicious catered Indian dinner, presentations by our architect and contractor, inspirational talks and an explanation of the campaign to fund the hall.
To help us plan the dinner, please RSVP before November 9!
Classes & Events Coming Soon
Come join us on this feast for devas. Gentle and aromatic spices liven up new and delicate vegetables. Satisfying, comforting dals and fragrant rice grains flowering with flavor. Krishnapriya brings the best of the deep south of India and combines it with the delicate spices of the north, while keeping in mind the sensitivity of the Seattle taste-bud.
It is said that there are only two kinds of people: those that have had back pain, and those that will have back pain. The intent of this workshop is to understand the common causes of back pain, and explore preventative yoga routines that keep back pain away.
We will explore the importance of core muscles and deep spinal muscles in keeping the back healthy. Through several yoga postures, we will also highlight the relationship between the pelvis and low back. Learn how simple hip-opening routines can be remarkably efficient in keeping the back healthy.
We celebrate All Saints Day with a devotional Kirtan.
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.
Is success in your life’s work eluding you? Have you had a string of unfulfilling jobs? Would like to enjoy your work AND be successful? It has been truly said that “success is a state of mind!” But this is more than mere affirmation. Success is a level of consciousness, energy, and magnetism.
The Bible, like scriptures in other traditions, contains stories whose interpretation is matter of wisdom and consciousness. A true scripture will offer guidance for daily life, for introspection and self-awareness, and for revealing the nature of God and of our souls. Together we will explore famous Biblical passages through the eyes of the metaphysician and yogi using the wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda.
Do you want to get off the merry-go-round of emotional highs and lows? Do you sometimes feel you are an actor in a reality TV show called “Today’s Drama”? Have you been plagued by despondency, melancholia, or even depression? In this workshop we will explore how happiness can become a conscious and determined choice: a way of life that is formed from good habits and responses to life’s circumstances.
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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“… 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