Welcome to Ananda
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. The Ananda Meditation Temple is a sanctuary of inner peace, where “yoga” comes “to life!” Meditation, yoga, sharing, and fun are a way of life here. Families, couples, singles–all are welcome!
Experience a 10-minute Guided Meditation:
The Teachings and Philosophy of Ananda
Ananda was founded in California in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda, one of the best known direct disciples of Paramhansa Yogananda.
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Are you wanting to learn, or to go deeper into, meditation and/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?
Perhaps, instead, your mind goes to the “big picture” – the metaphysical “how” and the “why” of life? Reincarnation, for example! Maybe you’ve been inspired by the Vedanta philosophy of India, as, indeed, was Emerson and Thoreau long ago when the teachings of India first came to America’s shores! And as millions of truth seekers throughout the world have also been inspired!
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.
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.
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The Yogasana Intensives are a series of 9 workshops designed to explore the physical, astral, and causal aspects of yoga postures. Designed for all levels, each workshop picks up the thread of Hatha Yoga from a specific topic. Select Saturdays 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm at the Ananda Meditation Temple.
“… 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