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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

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

When Ananda members and friends from Seattle went on pilgrimage to India in 2013, we were entranced and enamored of our inspired yet restful experience at the seashore temple city of Puri in the State of Orissa, India. Not only is Puri one of the great spiritual centers in India but it is home to the hermitage of Swami Sri Yukteswar and is the site of his burial (in lotus pose) in 1936.

For this 2017 pilgrimage we decided to reduce the amount of intra-India travel (plane, train, bus) and, instead, to hold a week long retreat in Puri where we can dive more deeply into Ananda yoga, the beach at sunrise, have daily meditations, a kirtan, classes and workshops on Ananda yoga, meditation, and the rich spiritual teachings of India. We will also have outings to visit Sri Yukteswar’s ashram and other sacred places, as well as optional treatments at a highly regarded local Ayurveda spa/clinic.

The main trip will be 14 nights and the Babaji’s Cave option an additional 4 nights.

We hope to share this blessed pilgrimage experience with you!

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Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive

12 Tuesdays in Seattle from Sep. 6, 11 Thursdays in Bothell from Sep. 8, 6 - 9 pm, plus Saturday workshop on Oct 15

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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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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The Art and Science of Spiritual Counseling

Saturdays, Sept 17, 24, Oct 8, 15 Nov 5, 19 from 9 am to 6 pm in Bothell

This course is designed to be accredited with the Yoga Alliance for 55 hours in Level 2. But all are welcome to take this course, and it can be taken not-for-credit as well. This course is valuable for all who seek a deeper understanding of their human nature, and how to integrate our inner lives with the world around us. Whether you find yourself needing to assist friends, students, co-workers, family members or clients (if you are a therapist), this course will provide you with tools and techniques to bringing one’s physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual natures into balance.

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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 and take advantage of the early registration special by July 31!

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

Accomodations at Captain Whidbey Inn are charming and comfortable. A few rooms have garden or sound views and bathrooms down the hallway – European Inn Style. Most rooms have views of water: Puget Sound or lovely Lagoon. Most rooms have one queen bed to accommodate single occupancy or a couple. There are a limited amount of double-bedded
rooms for double occupancy on a first come, first served basis! Meals are provided by the Inn’s chef.
The retreat begins Friday at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. This is a “silent” retreat. Retreatants are asked to remain in silence whether in group activities or in their rooms, during meals, and on the grounds from the end of the Friday night orientation until lunch on Sunday.

 

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

The Healing Kitchen: Vegetarian Cooking for Higher Awareness

Sundays, Aug 7, 14, 21 and 28; 1 pm to 5 pm in Bothell

Have you wanted to explore transforming your kitchen into a sacred space, and increasing your knowledge of vegetarian cooking, and nutrition? Learn the keys to adding the most importuned ingredient of all to your meals: higher awareness and intention. It is a transforming joyful experience that will uplift your as well as your whole family.

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Practicing the Presence of God: The Inspiring Lives of Three Saints

Monday, Aug. 22, Tuesday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug. 26 from 7pm to 8:30 at Ananda Community in Lynnwood

We will explore the lives of Brother Lawrence, Frank Laubach and Swami Ramdas (from India, not the American). Coming from vastly different backgrounds and religions these three great souls show us the way to nurture our relationship with the divine in our daily lives.

Presented by Ananda Meditation teacher, Suryadas Holliman.

All are welcome.

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Introduction to Raja Yoga

Tues. Aug. 23 @ East West Bookshop from 7 - 8 pm OR Thur. Aug. 25 at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell from 7:30 - 8:30 pm

Ananda’s most popular, in-depth class, the Raja Yoga Intensive, begins soon in Seattle and Bothell. In these two free sampler class, Ananda teachers, Bhima and Bhakti Breckenridge (at East West Bookshop in Seattle), and Zach and Hailey Abbey (at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell) will explain and give a “taste of the Intensive,” including a sample guided meditation.

Krishna Kirtan

Saturday, August 27 from 7 to 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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Farm Supper

Sunday, September 11 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.

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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

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East West Bookshop of Seattle
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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Upcoming Events

Aug
25
Thu
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Aug 25 @ 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
Aug 25 @ 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!
7:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:20 pm
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[...]
7:30 pm Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Zach and Hailey Abbey Also offered in Seattle: Tuesday, Aug 23, 7-8 pm Ananda’s most popular, in-depth class, the Raja Yoga Intensive, begins in Bothell at Ananda on Thursday, September 8. In tonight’s[...]
10:30 pm Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Aug 25 @ 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Shaefeather Windsong 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 Ananda[...]
Aug
26
Fri
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 11:50 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by  Michelle Phua 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
Aug 26 @ 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!
7:00 pm Practicing the Presence of God: ... @ Aananda Community, Lynnwood
Practicing the Presence of God: ... @ Aananda Community, Lynnwood
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Practicing the Presence of God: The Inspiring Lives of Three Saints @  Aananda Community, Lynnwood | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
Monday, Aug. 22, Tuesday, Aug. 23, and Friday, Aug. 26 from 7pm to 8:30 We will explore the lives of Brother Lawrence, Frank Laubach and Swami Ramdas (from India, not the American). Coming from vastly[...]
Aug
27
Sat
9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell
Aug 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught byMurali Venkatrao, 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[...]
7:00 pm Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]

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