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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!

What is Ananda? 

Experience a 10 minute guided meditation

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Upcoming Highlights

Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy

October 4-18, 2014

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. 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.”

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The Art and Science of Raja Yoga

12 Tuesdays at East West Bookshop, Sept 9 - Nov 25, 6 to 9 pm OR 12 Thursdays at Ananda Temple, Sept 4 - Nov 20, 6 to 9:15 pm

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.

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Yoga Teacher Training

11 Weekends Beginning September 2014 in Bothell

Would you like to bring greater meaning, vitality and inner joy into your life? Do you want to help others change their lives through the practice of yoga? If so, then Ananda Yoga teacher training may be just right for you.

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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Path of Kriya Yoga

Tuesday August 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at East West Bookshop, Seattle OR Thursday Aug 28, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Ananda Temple in Bothell
What is this “Kriya Yoga” that one hears so much about? Is it a meditation technique or is it something more? How does it work and why would I want to undergo the training in preparation for learning it? What commitment, if any, is required of me? What will I learn during the training and how will kriya yoga benefit my life?
Two (free) classes are offered this August so that can help you decide whether you want to take some first steps toward kriya yoga.

 

Or click here to watch the live stream of this class tonight (Aug 28) at 7:30 pm.

Energization Exercises for Health, Healing & Vitality

4 Wednesdays September 3, 10, 17, & 24th, 7:30 to 9 p.m in Bothell

4 Wednesdays September 3, 10, 17, & 24th, 7:30 to 9 p.m in Bothell

Would you like to be joyful and energetic? Would you like to have energy at your fingertips, whenever you need it? Learn the secret to energy and will power in the set of 39 tension exercises which are called Energization Exercises. Though normally taught as part of yoga or meditation, we are offering these life transforming exercises for the first time on their own! Taught by Rashmi Dave and Nayaswami Dakshina Agee.

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How to Have Courage, Calmness and Confidence

3 Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bothell

Is your life stressed out? In crises or transition? All conditions are neutral. Our responses depend on our energy level and consciousness. Learn simple techniques to help you calmly face challenging situations, and summon forth the courage to rise to the occasion with confidence. We will use the energy centers of the chakras to help stimulate the qualities we need.

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Harvest Celebration

Saturday September 13, 2014 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at Ananda Farms, Camano Island

Spend a fall day celebrating the harvest at Ananda Farms in Camano Island. As you participate in bringing in the harvest, learn about our permaculture and sustainability efforts and our no-till grain growing experiment, while you enjoy uplifting company and delicious farm fare. All are welcome!

Celebrating the Divine in All Fall Equinox Service

Saturday September 20, 2014 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm in Bothell

The Fall Equinox celebrates the bountiful harvest of our spiritual and material efforts to expand our consciousness and to multiply and share the gifts of God in nature. Gratitude is an essential attitude for a life of happiness and fulfillment and sharing is the natural response.Harvest time also gives us an opportunity to view our “harvest” and reflect on how we might improve or “grow” in new directions! No need to register – just come!

8-Fold Path to Superconsciousness

4 Wednesdays, October 8, 15, 22 & 29 7:30-9 p.m in Bothell

This four-part class series uses the 8-Fold Path described by Patanjali in his famous “Yoga Sutras” to teach meditation not only as a daily practice but as a way of life. This class includes:
● How meditation can help you achieve superconsciousness ● Tools for greater self-awareness and understanding ● Relationship of feeling and reason ● Progressive stages of higher consciousness ● Energy awareness

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Yogasana Intensive #1: Yoga for Stress Relief

Saturday October 4 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in Bothell

 In this workshop, we will explore the anatomy and physiology of the autonomic nervous system, and how chronic stress reduces the  “relaxation response”. We will then practice specific asanas, pranayams and locks which awaken the relaxation response in the body and help counteract effects of stress.

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Metaphysical Healing Techniques

Saturday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon. in Bothell

Energy healing is the true source of all healing. Even prescription drugs can only help stimulate the flow of life force in the body for healing. Energy healing is not a substitute for allopathic, naturopathic chiropractic, or other means of healing but it goes to the source of our body’s own healing capacity and thus can aid in promoting healing and vitality. Paramhansa Yogananda distilled the essence of India’s ancient metaphysical healing techniques and in this workshop we will explore some of them.

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Finding Happiness

4 Tuesdays October 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:30 to 9 p.m in Bothell

What is happiness? Is it a passing mood based on a fulfilled desire? Or, is it something deeper and more lasting? Who is the happiest person you know? What qualities lead to happiness? Or, to unhappiness? In this new series (inspired by the movie of the same name) we will explore how to be happy. Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin, assisted by Lynn Warschauer, will host this dynamic, joyful and energizing new series.

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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
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

Upcoming Events

Sep
2
Tue
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Sep 2 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome! The morning meditation[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Rashmi Dave 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[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 2 @ 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! 
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Sep 2 @ 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! 
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
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[...]
6:00 pm Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive... @ Ananda Community
Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive... @ Ananda Community
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive, Segment 2 @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
 Kriya Yoga Preparation Intensive: Segment 2 (Study & Practice) - taught by Ananda Lightbearer-ministry staff Cost is $200 plus texts.Wednesdays, June 4 – November 19, 2014, 6:00 – 9:00 pm  Segment 2 of the Kriya Yoga[...]
7:30 pm Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Led by Buddy Wilson Designed for graduates of Level 1 Meditation classes but open to all, this weekly session includes a complete but guided practice of meditation including simple stretches, chanting, breath control techniques and[...]
Sep
3
Wed
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Sep 3 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome! The morning meditation[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Sep 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Rashmi Dave 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[...]

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