Welcome to Ananda
Drawing from the timeless traditions of both East and West, Ananda focuses on the individual quest for Self-realization, seeking the underlying reality behind all spiritual paths and behind all human striving.
Ananda has several locations to serve you, but, more importantly, “ananda” is a state of consciousness! The word, in Sanskrit, means bliss and refers to our soul’s true and essential nature. Meditation combined with right attitude and action can help us rediscover our soul’s joy with ever greater depth and consistency.
Ananda Sangha (Fellowship) is one of the most prominent groups and centers for meditation, yoga, and intentional community in Washington State. All are welcome to visit, to explore, or to participate!
Meditators from all traditions are welcome to meditate in the Meditation Temple in Bothell. Find out more
The Passing of Swami Kriyananda
Swami Kriyananda, aged 86, the founder of the worldwide work of Ananda and one of the few remaining living disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda, has left his physical body and this earth. His passing took place in Italy on Sunday, April 21 at 8 am (Central European time). He had been in residence at the Ananda Center near Assisi, Italy where, each year, he would often spend a few months teaching and writing. He had been scheduled to come to America for the summer months as he has done in the last many years.
Many years ago Swami Kriyananda guided Ananda’s worldwide work in preparation for this moment and thus the work will go on; it will continue to expand and serve truthseekers from all walks of life, from all nations and all people, spreading the message of Self-realization through the liberating technique of Kriya Yoga.
We will, however, miss our divine friend and guide, who embodied so joyfully the spirit and teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda.
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The Teachings and Philosophy of Ananda
The ministry of Ananda is guided by its founder, Swami Kriyananda and by those whom he has appointed to serve in this capacity. He is one of the few remaining (and best known) direct disciples of Yogananda. Swami Kriyananda is the author of more than hundred popular books and many hundreds of musical compositions (which figure prominently in programs and services at Ananda). More
Classes & Events Coming Soon:
Friday, May 24, 7:30 pm in Bothell
Nayaswami Dhyana visits us from India for the first time in many years, and will share what’s happening with Ananda’s work in India. We don’t have many opportunities for satsang with Dhyana, or to hear first hand the dynamic stories of India. Don’t miss it! (Suggested Donation $10). Register…
Dhyana will also give Sunday Service on May 26.
June 1, 5 – 8 pm in Bothell
Sunday Service, June 16, 10 am
Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi, spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide, have rescheduled their visit to this area. They will give Sunday Service at the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell on Sunday, June 16.
June 22, 3 – 6 pm in Lynnwood
“… 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