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. 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.”
Classes & Events Coming Soon
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
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.
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.
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 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.
Come join us on this feast for devas. Gentle and aromatic spices liven up new and delicate vegetables. Satisfying, comforting dals and fragrant rice grains flowering with flavor. Krishnapriya brings the best of the deep south of India and combines it with the delicate spices of the north, while keeping in mind the sensitivity of the Seattle taste-bud.
Experience meditation and yoga from the heart of silence in the sacred and peace-filled space of Ananda Community. This all-day retreat includes group meditations, yoga practice, vegetarian meals, afternoon workshop, music and chanting sessions.Ananda Community welcomes visitors and guests for this annual retreat.
We celebrate All Saints Day with a devotional Kirtan.
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, celebrating the devotion of the saints. We follow the chanting by going inwards and meditation for about 45 minutes.
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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