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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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Featured Events

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.

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

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Meditation Teacher Training

5 weekends between March 25 & June 4, 2017 (Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:45 pm & Sundays 1 – 5 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. Taught by Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway.

Click on the link below for full details, call us at 425-806-3700, or attend one of the free introductory classes listed below.

 

Detailed information about Meditation Teacher Training at Ananda ...

Introduction to Meditation Teacher Training

Sunday, January 29 at 12:30 pm in Bothell OR Saturday, February 4 at 11 am in Seattle

In this free introductory class, Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway and meditation teacher Lynne Steele answer all your questions about Ananda Meditation Teacher Training, the in-depth program that will help you learn to teach others to meditate or deepen your own practice. Meditation Teacher Training is also part of Ananda  Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (500 hours).

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New! Fullness Meditation Class Series

Weekly beginning in January

Meditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are peace-full, health-full, mind-full and soul-full.

Each month, at the Ananda Center in Bothell, AND, at the East West Bookshop in Seattle, we offer four classes for you to choose from. You can take any one of them or all of them, to suit your interests. Each class offers a particular emphasis and specific techniques:
Class 1: Mind Fullness
Class 2: Health Fullness
Class 3: Peace Fullness
Class 4: Soul Fullness

Have you taken a Learn to Meditate class series at Ananda before? You may take any or all of these new classes at no additional charge! Refresh your practice; Recharge your life!

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Introduction to Raja Yoga

Free Introductory Class! Tuesday, Jan 17, 7-8 pm at East West Bookshop in Seattle OR Thursday, Jan 19, 7:30 - 8:30 in Bothell

Ananda’s most popular, in-depth class, the Raja Yoga Intensive, begins in Seattle at East West on Tuesday, January 24 and in Bothell on January 26. In this free sampler class, Ananda teachers, Bhima and Bhakti Breckenridge (in Seattle) and (Zach & Hailey Abbey) in Bothell, will explain and give a “taste of the Intensive,” including a sample guided meditation. “Raja” means royal for it includes all aspects of yoga: yoga postures, philosophy, health, and meditation. Give it a try!

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Yogasana #5: Yoga for Vitality

Saturday, January 21 from 1:30-4:30 at Ananda Yoga Hall, Bothell

Vitality is the effortless functioning of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of self. In asana practice, we begin with the physical body and posture. Asanas allow for the best possible health by strengthening and stretching, releasing minor pains and illness, and bringing balance to our physical systems. Asanas keep our spine supple, allowing for the optimal flow of energy through the nerves to enervate organs and glands. Asanas systemically clean tissue and detoxify the body preparing it for pranayama and meditation.

In this Yogasana we will explore the impact of posture on the digestive tract, the respiratory system, the mind and the nervous system. You will experience a healing quiet as we use asana, breath, relaxation and meditation to balance body, prana (energy), senses and mind. You will also learn how to use prana to direct healing and increase vitality and health.

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Death and Dying: Must You Go? Living through Loss and Returning to Joy

January 28, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm in Bothell

(The first session on death and dying in November began several conversations that need more exploration. If you were in the class in November please consider continuing. If you missed the November class please join us now as we consider all aspects of death & dying.

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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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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

Upcoming Events

Jan
19
Thu
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jan 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!
7:30 pm Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Hailey & Zach Abbey Also offered in Seattle: Tuesday, Jan 17, 7-8 pm Ananda’s most popular, in-depth class, the Raja Yoga Intensive, begins in Bothell at Ananda on Thursday, January 26. In tonight’s[...]
Jan
20
Fri
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jan 20 @ 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!
Jan
21
Sat
1:30 pm Yogasana #5: Yoga for Vitality @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Yogasana #5: Yoga for Vitality @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Yogasana #5: Yoga for Vitality @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Suzi Wright 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,[...]
6:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jan 21 @ 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[...]
Jan
22
Sun
9:00 am Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 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.[...]
12:00 pm Healing Prayer Council @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Healing Prayer Council @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jan 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Healing Prayer Council @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Join us for our monthly healing prayer sessions after Sunday Service: January 22 February 19 March 19 (no prayer council in April) May 14 June 18 Participants of the Ananda Healing Prayer Council offer daily[...]
Jan
23
Mon
7:30 pm Fullness Meditation Class Series @ East West Bookshop
Fullness Meditation Class Series @ East West Bookshop
Jan 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Meditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are peace-full, health-full, mind-full and soul-full. Benefits: The benefits of meditation have been amply documented by medical[...]