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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

Mahasamadhi: A Celebration of the Ascension of All Saints of East and West

March 7, 2017

Join us for an evening of inspirational stories, music, meditation and chanting in honor of the ascension of Paramhansa Yogananda, Sri Yukteswar and all saints of East and West. These souls came, not to show us how great they are, but to show us all the way to eternal freedom and bliss.

5:00 pm:                    Meditation and Fire Ceremony

6:45 pm:                    Break

7:30 – 9:00 pm:       Main Program

Free! All are welcome – no registration required.

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Meditation Teacher Training

5 weekends between March 25 & June 4, 2017 (Saturdays 9:30 am to 5:45 pm & Sundays 1 – 5 pm)

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. Taught by Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway.

 

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Awaken Your True Potential! The Wisdom of Yogananda with Swamis Jyotish & Devi

Friday, June 9, 7 to 9 pm at the Center of Spiritual Living in Seattle & Saturday, June 10, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm at the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell

Special advance pricing ends February 28! Space is limited.

In these increasingly uncertain and divided times, Swamis Jyotish and Devi remind us that the solutions to life’s difficulties remain ever-fixed within our own souls! Yoga Union is both the path and goal for awakening the divine potential within us. Experience an evening with Jyotish and Devi as they share inspiration to awaken inner strength, courage, and true Joy!

Drawing inspiration from How To Awaken Your True Potential, a new collection of Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings, Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi will speak on how to live from one’s center, to know one’s higher self, and to be the change we wish to see in the world. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet these two great spiritual teachers in this rare public appearance!

 

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Music and Meditation: Keys to JOY!

Saturday, March 18th, 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Deepen your experience of JOY with David Eby using the divine dynamic duo of Ananda Music and meditation. This workshop is perfect for music lovers, singers and instrumentalists of all abilities and experience. It features group singing specifically tailored to take you deep into an experience of your soul’s true nature of JOY. All music and lyrics to the powerful yet easy to learn songs provided.

David Eby is a professional cellist, recording artist, director, teacher and author who currently lives in Portland, OR.

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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

Visual Journaling Workshop Series

3 Saturdays, Feb 25, March 4 & 11, 10 am to 12:30 pm

Yogananda recommended using daily self-reflection as a way to cultivate positive intentions and preserve positive memories– to consciously cut new “grooves” in the brain. Recent research bears out the notion that we really can help our brain to change in positive ways. New research also confirms the therapeutic benefits journaling.

Now teachers Rebecca Davis and Mona Williams combine forces to share fun and inspiring ways to use visual journaling–journaling that involves both words and images–to practice self-reflection in a way that fosters intention, intuition, and joy.

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Restorative Yoga

Friday, March 10, 6:30-8 pm in Bothell
Restorative yoga is a practice of being rather than doing.  Using props to fully support the body allows you to release the physical, mental and emotional layers of tension held within your body restoring you to your own natural balance.  
Class size is limited to 10 students, preregistration is requested to ensure your spot.
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Yogasana #7: Yoga for Devotion

Saturday, March 11, 1:30 - 4:30 pm in Bothell

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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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

Feb
25
Sat
6:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 25 @ 6:00 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[...]
7:00 pm Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kirtan @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence within through devotional chanting! We use Indian harmonium, guitar, drum, kirtals (bells), gong, and occasionally other instruments such as harp, flute or violin. Enjoy[...]
Feb
26
Sun
9:00 am Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
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[...]
9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Purification Ceremony, 9 – 9:15 am The Purification Ceremony is an opportunity for you to individually pray for purification and invoke God’s grace and power through the masters.  Instructions are available in the foyer or[...]
10:00 am Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Nayaswamis Padma & Hriman McGilloway;Spiritual Directors of Ananda Washington Sunday Service, 10 a.m. in Bothell Sundays at Ananda Meditation Temple are the highlight of the week and are an excellent occasion for your first visit.[...]
Feb
27
Mon
10:30 am Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
  Taught by Heidi MacBeth 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[...]
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga (Seattle) @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Valentin Rezmov 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[...]
7:30 pm Fullness Meditation Class Series @ East West Bookshop
Fullness Meditation Class Series @ East West Bookshop
Feb 27 @ 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[...]
Feb
28
Tue
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall
Feb 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Yoga Hall | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Michelle Phua 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 28 @ 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!