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!
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.
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.”
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
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.
Classes & Events Coming Soon
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Harmonium Chanting for Beginners is designed for non-musicians, but open to all. This fun 2 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.
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.
As we approach All Saints Day, join us to honor and celebrate saints of East and West, known and unknown, through devotional chanting. We’ll chant until about 7:30 and then meditate in silence until 9 pm. Free! Come for all or part.oach All Saints Day, join us to honor and celebrate saints of East and West, known and unknown, through devotional chanting. We’ll chant until about 7:30 and then meditate in silence until 9 pm. Free! Come for all or part.
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