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!
Join devotees from the greater Seattle Sangha in October 2014 on a pilgrimage to Italy to visit holy sites blessed by its great saints, and enjoy some of the greatest art and architecture ever created. The pilgrimage will visit Rome, Florence, La Verna and Assisi – renowned as the birthplace of St. Francis, whom Paramhansa Yogananda called “his patron saint.” While in Assisi, pilgrims will be hosted by the Ananda Assisi international community, and we will meditate together daily in the beautiful “Temple of Light.” The temple here in Ananda Washington was modeled after that beautiful temple! We will also enjoy guided tours of the great art and architecture in Rome and Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance.
Are you wanting to learn, or to go deeper into meditation or your yoga practice? Are you seeking a clearer understanding of your life’s higher purpose? Are you in transition, seeking your next step and wanting inner guidance? 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. The inspired wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita integrates with the a deeper understanding of the Judeo-Christian heritage. Learn the science of yoga through the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Eight-Fold Path known as Ashtanga Yoga. Work 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 this yoga science.
Classes & Events Coming Soon
Would you like to improve your balance & stability? This Yoga Clinic Intensive brought to you by leading Ananda Yoga trainer, Michelle Marshall, offers yoga students an opportunity to take a more in-depth approach to working with key yoga postures (asanas) for health and well-being.This 3-week series is the first of several. In this series we will begin with an exploration of how yoga postures can help you develop balance for safety, stability and flexibility. Classes are to be PREPAID whether on website, by phone, or in person. If you have a yoga pass card you can use it by marking off 3 classes on the card.
Energy practitioners from Ananda offer to you this collaborative energy and healing series. Take all four classes or individual classes. July 17 – Health & Healing through Ayurveda July 24 – Craniosacral Therapy & Massage July 31 – Health & Healing through Acupuncture Aug 7 – Healing Yourself and Others
We must breakthrough the age-old thought that renunciation looks like the life of Saint Francis or else it’s not the real thing. Or that the meditating top-knotted yogi is where we should be. Not necessarily so! Today, renunciation is not as much reflected outwardly, for it is a matter of consciousness. This means we can act as “secret agents” for God in the midst of ordinary daily life. Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin.
We all have a source of truth within ourselves which knows what is going on for us. Advice from someone else is not as effective as when I find the answers within myself. Learn how to hold the intuitive, answering space for others so that they can learn and grow spiritually with confidence. Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin, teacher and friend.
There are many types of smiles, ranging from insincere to sincere to the smile of the soul!
Paramhansa Yogananda liked to encourage students to “Be a Smile Millionaire” — blessing all whom you meet with the smile of your soul’s eternal joy! Presented by Tyagis Larry & Prem-Shanti Rider, Ananda ministers and teachers whose smiles are infectious!
Thursday Aug 28, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Ananda Temple in Bothell
Kriya Yoga can transform your life! Brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda and described in his now classic and popular life story, “Autobiography of a Yogi,” people all over the world have been drawn to learn and receive the blessings of the masters through Kriya Yoga. In this free talk you will learn about the fascinating history of Kriya Yoga, its underlying psycho-physiological effects, and how you can learn Kriya and its related techniques. Presented by Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma McGilloway
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“… without your assistance, the work cannot go on… All of you who wish to offer much-needed help, now or in the future, I bless.” – Paramhansa Yogananda