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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

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.

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

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If You're Seeking Freedom: A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi

Free Event! Monday, January 16, 7-8 pm at East West Bookshop in Seattle

Join us as the children of Living Wisdom School Washington and the Ananda Choir explore the lives of Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi. The messages and methods of these two great souls are extremely relevant today. As we face what seems to be a backward movement in the struggle for racial, religious and economic equality, the tools of non-violent protest and civil disobedience may once again be useful in the fight against darkening forces of bigotry and intolerance.

As deeply spiritual men, both felt a profound connection with all life. Their emphasis on the power of love, compassion and kindness to conquer all obstacles was a natural outcome their innate spiritual understanding. Let us honor and learn from the selfless lives of these inspired leaders.

Free! A great event for the whole family.

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New! Fullness Meditation Class Series

Weekly beginning in January

Meditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are peace-full, health-full, mind-full and soul-full.

Each month, at the Ananda Center in Bothell, AND, at the East West Bookshop in Seattle, we offer four classes for you to choose from. You can take any one of them or all of them, to suit your interests. Each class offers a particular emphasis and specific techniques:
Class 1: Mind Fullness
Class 2: Health Fullness
Class 3: Peace Fullness
Class 4: Soul Fullness

Have you taken a Learn to Meditate class series at Ananda before? You may take any or all of these new classes at no additional charge! Refresh your practice; Recharge your life!

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Introduction to Raja Yoga

Free Introductory Class! Tuesday, Jan 17, 7-8 pm at East West Bookshop in Seattle OR Thursday, Jan 19, 7:30 - 8:30 in Bothell

Ananda’s most popular, in-depth class, the Raja Yoga Intensive, begins in Seattle at East West on Tuesday, January 24 and in Bothell on January 26. In this free sampler class, Ananda teachers, Bhima and Bhakti Breckenridge (in Seattle) and (Zach & Hailey Abbey) in Bothell, will explain and give a “taste of the Intensive,” including a sample guided meditation. “Raja” means royal for it includes all aspects of yoga: yoga postures, philosophy, health, and meditation. Give it a try!

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Yogasana #5: Yoga for Vitality

Saturday, January 21 from 1:30-4:30 at Ananda Yoga Hall, Bothell

Vitality is the effortless functioning of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of self. In asana practice, we begin with the physical body and posture. Asanas allow for the best possible health by strengthening and stretching, releasing minor pains and illness, and bringing balance to our physical systems. Asanas keep our spine supple, allowing for the optimal flow of energy through the nerves to enervate organs and glands. Asanas systemically clean tissue and detoxify the body preparing it for pranayama and meditation.

In this Yogasana we will explore the impact of posture on the digestive tract, the respiratory system, the mind and the nervous system. You will experience a healing quiet as we use asana, breath, relaxation and meditation to balance body, prana (energy), senses and mind. You will also learn how to use prana to direct healing and increase vitality and health.

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Death and Dying: Must You Go? Living through Loss and Returning to Joy

January 28, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm in Bothell

(The first session on death and dying in November began several conversations that need more exploration. If you were in the class in November please consider continuing. If you missed the November class please join us now as we consider all aspects of death & dying.

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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

Upcoming Events

Jan
17
Tue
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jan 17 @ 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 Introduction to Raja Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Introduction to Raja Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Introduction to Raja Yoga @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Bhima and Bhakti Breckenridge Also offered in Bothell: Thursday, Jan 19, 7:30-8:30 pm Ananda’s most popular, in-depth class, the Raja Yoga Intensive, begins in Seattle at East West on Tuesday, January 24. In[...]
7:30 pm Affirmations Brush Up! Be the No... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Affirmations Brush Up! Be the No... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jan 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Affirmations Brush Up! Be the North Star of Yourself! @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
As Paramhansa Yogananda wrote: “Meditate and keep your mind constantly pointed toward the North Pole of God’s consciousness. Be like the compass. Not matter how it is turned, the little needle of attention goes back[...]
Jan
18
Wed
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jan 18 @ 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!
6:30 pm Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive... @ Ananda Community
Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive... @ Ananda Community
Jan 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm
Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive, Segment 1 @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
Kriya Yoga Preparation: Segment 1 – Kriya Yoga: More than a Technique : A Way of Life taught by Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma McGilloway 6 Wednesdays: January 4 – February 8, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:15[...]
7:30 pm Fullness Meditation Class Series @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Fullness Meditation Class Series @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jan 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Meditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are peace-full, health-full, mind-full and soul-full. Benefits: The benefits of meditation have been amply documented by medical[...]
Jan
19
Thu
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jan 19 @ 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!
7:30 pm Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Introduction to Raja Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Hailey & Zach Abbey Also offered in Seattle: Tuesday, Jan 17, 7-8 pm Ananda’s most popular, in-depth class, the Raja Yoga Intensive, begins in Bothell at Ananda on Thursday, January 26. In tonight’s[...]
Jan
20
Fri
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jan 20 @ 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!
Jan
21
Sat
1:30 pm Yogasana #5: Yoga for Vitality @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Yogasana #5: Yoga for Vitality @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Jan 21 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Yogasana #5: Yoga for Vitality @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Suzi Wright 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,[...]