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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 find

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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Meditation Teacher Training

Saturday, March 5, from 9:30 am - 4:45 pm in Bothell

8 Saturdays between March & June, 2016; 9:30 am to 4:45 pm.  

Specific class dates: Mar 5 & 19, April 2, 16, & 30, May 14 & 28, June 4

Whether you train to teach meditation, or simply to deepen your understanding and experience of meditation, this power-packed course is for you! This in-depth study of the stages of meditation, the techniques and attitudes for focusing the mind, relaxing the body and calming the emotions, will give you valuable tools to assist others with their meditation.

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Retreat to the Heart of Silence

February 26-28, 2016, Captain Whidbey Inn

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!

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Oratorio: An Inner Pilgrimage

Saturday, March 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Bothell

Composed by Swami Kriyananda after he visited the Holy Land in 1983, “Christ Lives” brilliantly captures the profoundly inspiring and uplifting experience that Kriyananda felt as he traveled in the footsteps of Jesus. Moved to share that inspiration with the world, Kriyananda composed this oratorio which, since its debut in 1984, has become a contemporary masterpiece.
In the tradition of Handel’s Messiah, the “Oratorio Christ Lives” is a contemporary musical composition that vividly brings to life the deep, universal and personal meaning of Christ’s life. Directed by David Eby, professional cellist from Ananda in Portland, OR, and director of Ananda musical groups around the world, the “Christ Lives” oratorio includes instrumentals, vocal recitatives, ensembles and full choir pieces.

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Superconscious Living – The Self You Were Born To Be

6 Saturdays starting April 2 in Bothell

6 Saturdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7 from 9:30 am to noon at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Superconscious Living is designed for people who seek spiritual growth and fulfillment in the midst of their daily responsibilities. This class shows that challenges such as marriage, relationships, child-raising, money, and career actually provide priceless opportunities for spiritual realization. Learn practical techniques for releasing energy blocks & establishing new habits of willingness and creativity. Discover how to live a healthy, dynamic life, bringing to you a sense of well-being and spiritual growth.

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Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive

Starting Sep. 6 at East West and Sep. 8 in Bothell 6pm - 9pm both locations

Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course!

12 Tuesdays 6-9pm at East West Bookshop starting Sep. 6

or

12 Thursdays 6-9pm in Ananda Temple in Bothell starting Sep. 8

The practical wisdom of Raja Yoga includes working with the subconscious mind to change habits and using breath work for release of tension and emotional blocks. The secrets of success — personal magnetism, right attitude, creativity, and energy — form an integral part of the yoga science. This course features the modern, now “classic” textbook by Swami Kriyananda, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga.  There are no prerequisites. The course is open to all, whether new to these practices and concepts or wanting to deepen your practice and understanding, and to be with others who share your interest.

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda: Relationships

Saturday, Feb. 13, from 9:30 am - noon

A spiritual relationship is one of true friendship. While initially sparked by various forms of attraction, the higher goal of all relationships is rooted in mutual service, respect, and shared ideals. Service is the keynote of true friendship even as judgment is its undoing.

In this workshop, we will explore and share with you aspects of

spiritual relationships

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Yogasana Intensive #5: Awaken Your Heart Qualities with Yoga (Yoga as a Devotional Practice)

Saturday, Feb. 13 from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm in Bothell
Swami Kriyananda wrote: “No good end is ever reached without devotion. No true success is achieved unless the heart’s feelings are involved. Will power itself is a combination of energy and feeling, directed toward fulfillment. Devotion is no sentiment: It is the deep longing to commune with, and know, the only Reality there is.”
In this workshop we will explore how the practice of asana, pranayama, and meditation can help us awaken the heart qualities of gratitude, surrender and devotion, tuning into using our practice as a dynamic self-offering of our spinal energies to the spiritual eye, the seat of higher consciousness at the point between the eyebrows.
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Harmonium Playing for Beginners

Saturday, Feb 13 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm @ East West Bookshop in Seattle

HARMONIUM PLAYING FOR BEGINNERS is designed for non-musicians, but open to all. This fun 2.5 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.

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Kirtan

Saturday, Feb 20 from 7 pm - 9 pm in Bothel

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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8-Fold Path to Superconsciousness

4 Wednesdays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 7:30 to 9 pm in Bothell

Don’t we all want to lead happier and more meaningful lives; to experience more inner peace and expansive joy; and to have an indispensable, proven guide for our spiritual journey?

This class, based on the book – “Awaken to Superconsciousness” by J. Donald Walters – uses teachings and time-tested techniques that provide clear guidance to beginners on their spiritual journey, while also giving experienced meditators tools to break through blocks to deeper levels of understanding and meditation.

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Meditation Teacher Training

Saturday, March 5, from 9:30 am - 4:45 pm in Bothell

8 Saturdays between March & June, 2016; 9:30 am to 4:45 pm.  

Specific class dates: Mar 5 & 19, April 2, 16, & 30, May 14 & 28, June 4

Whether you train to teach meditation, or simply to deepen your understanding and experience of meditation, this power-packed course is for you! This in-depth study of the stages of meditation, the techniques and attitudes for focusing the mind, relaxing the body and calming the emotions, will give you valuable tools to assist others with their meditation.

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International Dinner – Greek/Mediterranean

Saturday, March 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in Bothell

Join us on a delightful culinary cruise of the Greek Islands and its ancient cuisine. You will experience a cooking style that reflects the the use of colorful, fragrant local flavors.
Your Chefs for this event will be Randa Hilal and Devaki Soupios

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Mahasamadhi Meditation

Monday March 7, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm in Bothell

Prior to the evening program, we will meditate to attune ourselves to all saints, and especially to Paramhansa Yogananda and his guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, to honor their conscious transition from the body to higher realms on March 7, 1952 (Yogananda) and March 9, 1936 (Sri Yukteswar)

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Paramhansa Yogananda Mahasamadhi Program

Monday, March 7, 2016 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Bothell

Mahasamadhi: Promise of Immortality
Monday, March 7, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Open to All

Great saints of every religion show us that death can be conquered: not for the purpose of living forever in physical form but for the higher reality that, in our souls, we are eternal and deathless.

While March 7 (1952) marks the occasion of the conscious exit from the body and this world by Paramhansa Yogananda, and, while March 9 (1936) marks the same event for Yogananda’s guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, we use this occasion to celebrate saints of east and west!

Members of Ananda will share readings, music, chanting inspired by “saints that moved the world.” The evening will include a flower offering ceremony.

BACKGROUND: On this day, March 7, we honor the conscious exit from this world of Paramhansa Yogananda on the gala occasion of a banquet at the Biltmore Hotel in 1952 in honor of the Indian ambassador to America. On this day and as he quietly predicted, Yogananda’s last words were taken from his poem, “My India.”

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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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12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 12 @ 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!
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9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
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 Yoga suitable[...]
9:30 am Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda: ... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
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Spiritual Relationships Saturday, February 13, 9;30 a.m. to noon. A spiritual relationship is one of true friendship. While initially sparked by various forms of attraction, the higher goal of all relationships is rooted in mutual[...]
1:30 pm Yogasana Intensive #5: Awaken Yo... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Yogasana Intensive #5: Awaken Yo... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 13 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Yogasana Intensive #5: Awaken Your Heart Qualities with Yoga (Yoga as a Devotional Practice) @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
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4:00 pm Harmonium Playing for Beginners @ East West Bookshop
Harmonium Playing for Beginners @ East West Bookshop
Feb 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Harmonium Playing for Beginners @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
HARMONIUM PLAYING FOR BEGINNERS is designed for non-musicians, but open to all. This fun 2.5 hour workshop taught by Krishnapriya will teach you a selection of mantric chants. Instruction will focus on how to play[...]
7:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. Saturday night meditation begins with a short[...]
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9:00 am Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
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EVERY SUNDAY A place to meditate in a group on Sunday morning 9-10 am in the Gallery at East West Bookshop. We invite you to put this group meditation into your week to strengthen your[...]
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10:00 am Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
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