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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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Experience a 10 minute guided meditation

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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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Pilgrimage to India 2017

February 24 –March 11, 2017 Optional extension to March 14

The blessings of pilgrimage, and the power of being in places blessed by saints, will change you and deepen you in ways you never would have thought possible.

“If you go to places where masters have lived, the vibrations there will quicken your realization. That is the value of pilgrimages to holy places. The masters’ divine vibrations are still there, just as strong as when they were physically present. Those who are in tune will feel that presence. But first, one has to meditate and prepare himself.”
—Paramhansa Yogananda

 

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Retreat to the Heart of Silence Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Friday, October 28 at 6 pm until Sunday Oct 30 at 2 pm @ Captain Whidbey Inn on Whidbey Island

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 retreat, so register soon.

This weekend in-joy activities such as:

  • Meditation periods each day
  • Yoga posture sessions
  • Chanting, mantra, and “kirtan”
  • Walks in nature including the expansive Puget Sound
  • Inspirational talks
  • Reading, reflection, journaling
  • Sacred ceremony and devotions
  • Vegetarian meals

 

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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.

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

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Farm Supper

Saturday, October 1 from 3:30 to 7:00 pm at 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.

We expect the supper to sell out early, so don’t delay!

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Yoga From Your Chair

4 Mondays, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24; 1 to 2:15 pm in the Yoga Hall

Over this 4 week course, you’ll discover how to increase your flexibility, improve your balance and circulation, relieve stress and learn to relax. We’ll practice many traditional yoga poses, modified for safety and comfort, and close with a brief meditation. Enjoyable for any body type. Instructed by Lynne Steele.

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Chakras: Doorways to Your Karmic Matrix

3 Wednesdays: Oct 5, 12, & 19 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. $50

The life we call ours is lived from inside: our reactions, perceptions, emotions, desires, impulses and will power. All that we experience as “I” spring from the life matrix centered in our central, astral nervous system which interacts with the physical body and senses through the channels, or doorways, known as the chakras.

This matrix is not a “thing,” it consists of energy patterns guided by a silent intelligence. It is with energy and intelligence that we can begin to change these patterns. But first we must become aware of them and then we can learn the specific energy techniques that can release the more problematical ones into a higher octave of (and more happiness inducing) functionality.

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What is My Dharma?

Saturday, October 8 from 9:30 am to Noon

Knowing what is right for us, spiritually, is not so easy inasmuch as most anything we do can be spiritualized and nothing is, by nature, more spiritual than anything else!

What is right must be that which frees us from karma (and doesn’t create MORE karma). How, then, do we figure THIS out.

In this workshop with Nayaswami Nivritti Steenstra, she will share with you the nuances, techniques and stories of dharma that can inspire and help you in your daily life and in making key decisions.

 

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Yogasana #2: Yoga for Spinal Health

Saturday, October 15 from 1:30 - 4:30 at Ananda Yoga Hall, Bothell

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, each workshop picks up the thread of Hatha Yoga from a specific topic.

In this workshop, your asana practice will focus on spinal health. Click the link below to learn more about Yogasanas and this particular workshop.

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International Dinner – Danube River Cruise

Saturday, October 15, 6 pm

 

This very special evening will be filled with music by Strauss, Bach and Fritz Kreisler, with a finale from The Sound of Music.  The food is inspired by the cuisines of Hungary, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic. The guest chef for this dinner is the incomparable Van Barker.

Click on the link below to see the full menu – not to be missed!

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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

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Upcoming Events

Sep
26
Mon
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
  Taught by Heidi MacBeth 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[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Sep 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:50 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[...]
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Sep 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Valentin Rezmov 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 Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Designed for those who have completed the Learn to Meditate class (3-part series or Saturday workshop),this class will be a review of our meditation practices together and exploration of how meditation can transform your life[...]
Sep
27
Tue
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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
Sep 27 @ 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[...]
Sep
28
Wed
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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
Sep 28 @ 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[...]

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