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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 find

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!

What is Ananda? 

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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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Peace & Harmony Retreat Day

Saturday, June 25 from 8:00 am – 5:15 pm at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell

Nayaswami’s Jyotish and Devi Novak are visiting Seattle this weekend and will offer a day-long retreat at the Ananda Meditation Temple. As the Spiritual Directors of Ananda worldwide, they travel each year to India, Europe and America giving programs, counsel, and sharing inspiration with spiritual seekers in all walks of life.

This retreat includes continental breakfast and lunch, meditation, Ananda yoga and much more…

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Bhagavad Gita and Advanced Asanas

May - July See below for details

This course is part of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (300 hour) certification program. YTT Level 2 students are required to take both Gita and Advanced Asana.

Gita Class can be taken by itself if you are not part of YTT Level 2

The Bhagavad Gita:

8 Thursdays May 26- July 14 7:00pm-9:00pm

Nayaswami Hriman presents an in-depth course on the most beloved text of India, which Swami Kriyananda called “the world’s greatest scripture.”
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Advanced Asana:

7 Sundays May 22 – July 10 1:00pm-5:30pm

Murali leads the study, practice, and teaching of advanced yoga postures.

Anatomy component includes: fascia, anatomy of inversions, anatomical principles of balance (samatvam) and harmony (sthira and sukha).
For More Information about Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 Click Here

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Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive

12 Tuesdays in Seattle from Sep. 6, 12 Thursdays in Bothell from Sep. 8, 6 - 9 pm, plus Saturday workshop on Oct 29

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.

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Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 (200 Hour Certification)

September - February Every other Week End

11 Weekends Beginning  September  in Bothell:

We will learn the classic Hatha Yoga postures (asanas) with a focus on the subtler aspects such as breath awareness (pranayama), prana (energy) in the spine and chakras, affirmations, safe yoga practice, individual modifications, 8-Fold Path & yoga sutras, spiritual awakening, anatomy, and much more!

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Bhagavad Gita

8 Thursdays from May 26 – July 14, 7:00-9:15 p.m. in Bothell

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway presents this in-depth course on India’s beloved “bible”, the Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God). The “Gita” contains deep and practical insights into right action, right attitude, meditation, and the underlying reality of creation itself. This scripture takes place on a battlefield. It is a dialogue beetween Krisna (representing God, or the Soul) and his disciple, Arjuna (representing you and I, devotee-everyone).

The Gita explores the great themes of life: death, evil, delusion, happiness, and the true purpose of life. The Gita offers practical solutions to everyday life. It includes meditation, devotion, and activity. It is essentially universal and nonsectarian: a guide for all times and all sincere truthseekers.

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Wisdom of Paramhasa Yogananda: How to Achieve Glowing Health & Vitality

Saturday, May 28, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in Bothell

Learn the art of conscious relaxation and conscious creativity. Say “Yes” to life and unleash energy and joy! Learn about a revitalizing 9-day cleansing and vitalizing diet and use the Ananda tension exercises to recharge the body at will. Discover how to “feed” not only the body but the mind and the soul!

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Kirtan

Saturday, May 28 from 7 - 9 pm in Bothell

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.

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Ananda Temple Auction Event!

Saturday, June 4 from 5:00 - 8:00 pm in Bothell

Mark your calendar to join us on June 4! Have a lot of fun, buy some unique items and help serve the hundreds of people who take advantage of the classes, services, and events that happen regularly at Ananda. Free admission!
Would you like to donate an auction item? We are accepting donations until May 20. You may:
Complete the online donation form on Ananda’s BiddingForGood.com page.
Call us at the Temple – 425-806-3700.
Click here to contact us by email.

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Ancient Keys for Achieving Success and Happiness

6 Tuesdays, June 7 – July 12, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Based on text written by Swami Kriyananda, this 6 week series provides an opportunity to explore the regaining of inner joy and the unleashing of your full potential.

Come join Jamuna Snitkin , minister, teacher, artist and former manager of Ananda’s first East West Bookshop in California, and Tara Silicio, successful and experienced Seattle realtor as we share ideas, exercises, affirmations, meditations from this guidebook for the spiritual path of self- mastery.

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Using Our Dreams as a Spiritual Practice

4 Thursdays, June 9-30, 7:30 - 9 pm

Paramahansa Yogananda emphasizes that advancing on the spiritual path toward Self-realization requires self-introspection of our strong and weak qualities. He also says that our nightly dreams hint of our spiritual progress and of the “call of God.”

Join Shubatani Grubbs for this class to learn techniques to explore the deeper meanings of your dreams.

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Harmonium Chanting for Beginners

Saturday, June 11 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in Bothell

Harmonium Chanting for Beginners is designed for non-musicians, but open to all. This fun 2.5 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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Yogasana Intensive #9: Yoga and the Chakras

Saturday, June 11 from 1:30-4:30 pm, in Bothell

Deep within the astral spine (the central channel through which our life force–called prana in Sanskrit–flows.) lie seven whirling centers of energy which act as distribution points for prana. These astral centers, called chakras, supply energy for outward activities; and when the energy flow turns inward within the chakras, the yogi moves into deeper spiritual states. In this workshop, we will explore the deep relationship between yoga asanas and the chakras.

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Farm Supper

Sunday, June 12 from 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm in Camano Island

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 you on a personally guided tour of the natural permaculture farm.

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Ananda Community Open House & Solstice Celebration!

Saturday, June 18 from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, in Lynnwood

Welcome the sunshine of smiles as we celebrate the beginning of summer in Seattle. The Ananda Community in Lynnwood will once again have a colorful variety of summer market faire booths which will include organic, no-till fresh farm produce, bakery items, crafts, gifts, books, and much more.
Look forward to live music, tours of the community and the gardens, and activities for children.

All are welcome!

 

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Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
425-806-3700
10-6 Tues- Fri | Sat & Sun mornings

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East West Bookshop of Seattle
6407 12th Ave NE
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Upcoming Events

May
31
Tue
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
May 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
May 31 @ 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!
5:45 pm Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
May 31 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Sandhya Banda 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[...]
Jun
1
Wed
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Jun 1 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Michelle David 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jun 1 @ 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!
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Jun 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Nancy Callan 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[...]
7:30 pm Advanced Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Advanced Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Advanced Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Murali Venkatrao, Advanced Ananda Yoga is a more challenging and vigorous class, incorporating traditional yoga postures like inversions as well as a longer sadhana or meditation towards the end. A minimum of 6[...]
7:30 pm Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Designed for graduates of How to Meditate classes but open to all, this weekly session includes a complete but guided practice of meditation including simple stretches, chanting, breath control techniques and silent meditation. Each session[...]
Jun
2
Thu
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Jun 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:50 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Samara Spitzer 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
Jun 2 @ 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!

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