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!
The Legacy of Swami Kriyananda
Swami Kriyananda, direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, dedicated his life to share the teachings of his Guru. September 12 is the anniversary of his discipleship. On this special day we share The Legacy of Swami Kriyanada – a cinematic treasure – capturing the final year of Swamiji’s life and the spiritual legacy he leaves in his wake.
Join devotees from the greater Seattle Sangha in October 2014 on a pilgrimage to Italy to visit holy sites blessed by its great saints, and enjoy some of the greatest art and architecture ever created. The pilgrimage will visit Rome, Florence, La Verna and Assisi – renowned as the birthplace of St. Francis. While in Assisi, pilgrims will be hosted by the Ananda Assisi international community, and we will meditate together daily in the beautiful “Temple of Light.”
Are you wanting to learn, or to go deeper into meditation or your yoga practice? Are you seeking a clearer understanding of your life’s higher purpose? Are you in transition, seeking your next step and wanting inner guidance? 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.
Would you like to bring greater meaning, vitality and inner joy into your life? Do you want to help others change their lives through the practice of yoga? If so, then Ananda Yoga teacher training may be just right for you.
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Is your life stressed out? In crises or transition? All conditions are neutral. Our responses depend on our energy level and consciousness. Learn simple techniques to help you calmly face challenging situations, and summon forth the courage to rise to the occasion with confidence. We will use the energy centers of the chakras to help stimulate the qualities we need.
Spend a fall day celebrating the harvest at Ananda Farms in Camano Island. As you participate in bringing in the harvest, learn about our permaculture and sustainability efforts and our no-till grain growing experiment, while you enjoy uplifting company and delicious farm fare. All are welcome!
The Fall Equinox celebrates the bountiful harvest of our spiritual and material efforts to expand our consciousness and to multiply and share the gifts of God in nature. Gratitude is an essential attitude for a life of happiness and fulfillment and sharing is the natural response.Harvest time also gives us an opportunity to view our “harvest” and reflect on how we might improve or “grow” in new directions! No need to register – just come!
This four-part class series uses the 8-Fold Path described by Patanjali in his famous “Yoga Sutras” to teach meditation not only as a daily practice but as a way of life. This class includes:
● How meditation can help you achieve superconsciousness ● Tools for greater self-awareness and understanding ● Relationship of feeling and reason ● Progressive stages of higher consciousness ● Energy awareness
In this workshop, we will explore the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system, and how chronic stress reduces the “relaxation response”. We will then practice specific asanas, pranayams and locks which awaken the relaxation response in the body and help counteract effects of stress.
Energy healing is the true source of all healing. Even prescription drugs can only help stimulate the flow of life force in the body for healing. Energy healing is not a substitute for allopathic, naturopathic chiropractic, or other means of healing but it goes to the source of our body’s own healing capacity and thus can aid in promoting healing and vitality. Paramhansa Yogananda distilled the essence of India’s ancient metaphysical healing techniques and in this workshop we will explore some of them.
What is happiness? Is it a passing mood based on a fulfilled desire? Or, is it something deeper and more lasting? Who is the happiest person you know? What qualities lead to happiness? Or, to unhappiness? In this new series (inspired by the movie of the same name) we will explore how to be happy. Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin, assisted by Lynn Warschauer, will host this dynamic, joyful and energizing new series.
Energy healing is the true source of all healing. Even prescription drugs can only help stimulate the flow of life force in the body for healing. Energy healing goes to the source of our body’s own healing capacity and thus can aid in promoting healing and vitality. Paramhansa Yogananda distilled the essence of India’s ancient metaphysical healing techniques and in this workshop we will explore some of them.
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.
Experience meditation and yoga from the heart of silence in the sacred and peace-filled space of Ananda Community. This all-day retreat includes group meditations, yoga practice, vegetarian meals, afternoon workshop, music and chanting sessions.Ananda Community welcomes visitors and guests for this annual retreat.
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.
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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