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!

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Upcoming Highlights


Anniversary of Swami Kriyananda’s Passing

Monday April 21,7:30 p.m. and
Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m. (joining in with Ananda Worldwide) in Bothell

This Monday April 21, the day after Easter, is the first anniversary of Swami Kriyananda’s passing. We want to join with other Ananda communities, centers and members around the world in honoring the occasion with a program Monday evening at the Temple from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It will include meditation, reading of Swamiji’s legacy, a few of his songs, chants and a rose petal ceremony. We invite and encourage each of you to attend and honor Swamiji’s spirit and legacy in this way together as his spiritual children.

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Ananda Auction 2014

Saturday May 31, 2014 5 pm-8pm in Bothell

 Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss the fun at this year’s annual auction! Enjoy great food, bid on wonderful and unique auction items, and celebrate our Wonderful World. Admission is free! But please let us know you’re coming so we can have your bidder packet ready.  If you’d like to donate a unique or interesting auction item, there’s still time!  


Pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy

Assisi TempleOctober 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, 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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Classes & Events Coming Soon

Walking in Their FootstepsJamuna

3 Thursdays April 10, 17 & 24 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Bothell. 

The journey continues as we gather to consider the lives and spiritual treasure,of those who live with God.What a boost of encouragement and inspiration we receive from the saints-coming from all walks of life and overcoming delusion to blaze a path of light for us.Let us keep the company of Julian of Norwich, Milarepa, Kabir and Guru Nanak. Taught by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin. 

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Jesus the Yogi Christ!

ChristSaturday, April 19, 2014 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in Bothell

Easter is the most celebrated of the Christian holy days. Its timing with the passage into Spring is no coincidence. Jesus’ resurrection is clearly a promise of immortality, a symbol of hope for all humankind. But it took place long ago. What relevance does the life and teachings of Jesus Christ have for us today for those of who are “spiritual but not religious?”

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Easter Sunday Service 

Easter Altar

 Sunday April 20, 10 am, Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell

This celebratory and inspiring service reflects the dawn of a new age of universal respect and understanding of ancient teaching in a new light. Celebrate with us the resurrection of our soul’s immortality. Special activities for children.

Followed by an Easter potluck banquet at Ananda Community in Lynnwood. Please call us at 425-806-3700 if you would like to join us for the banquet.


Keys to Your Destiny from the Essence of Raja Yoga

Nayaswami Hriman

6 Tuesdays starting April 22, 7:30 – 9 pm at East West Bookshop in Seattle

Take all 6 classes or pick and choose your course! Designed especially for graduates of the Raja Yoga Intensive but open to everyone, you will journey through yoga’s origins in the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and even discover yoga precepts in the Bible.
Karma & Reincarnation April 22 & 29
Chakras: the Inner Zodiac of Your Soul’s Knowing! May 6
Reincarnation, Chakras & Kundalini in the Bible? May 13
Apocalypse Now, or, New Age of Energy? May 20 & 27


Precepts of Self Realization 

Taught by  Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma McGilloway

4 Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. April 24, May 1, 8, (Skip 15) & 22 in Bothell.

This six week class is designed for those who would like to learn more about the core precepts of Ananda, and about the history and many expressions of Ananda’s work, both locally and worldwide. No one class, service or event among the many that are offered here at Ananda, embraces this “big picture.” All are welcome.

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Relieve Stress Naturally with Herbs, Ayurveda and Accupressure

 Saturday April 26 9:30 am – noon in BothellMissy

 At this workshop, you will learn simple, sustainable, and effective ways to manage stress. First, we will introduce some basic principles of these systems of energy medicine, sharing with you time-tested and dependable ways to attain balance and harmony. We will explore the main five elements in nature (earth, water, fire, air and ether) and how each can support health and wellness.

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Saturday April 26 7- 8 pm followed by Meditation until 9 m in Bothell

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 chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and mantric chants from India.


Retreat to the Heart of Silence

In-the-silence-Ananda-Retreat-083Friday through Sunday, May 2-4, 2014 at Camp Brotherhood in Mt Vernon

Let the sound of silence in the trees and the voice of silence in your own soul bring peace, wisdom, and refreshment to body, mind and spirit! Space is limited on this popular annual retreat, so register soon.

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Yogasana Intensive #8: Awakening the Inner Energies with Yoga


Saturday, May 17 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm in Bothell

 In this workshop, we explore the Energization Exercises in depth. The principles of energization – tense with will, relax and feel, and the greater the will, the greater the flow of energy – can also be applied to the practice of asanas. The system of Energization Exercises is based on the principle of drawing the Cosmic Energy into the body through the medulla oblongata by the power of will.

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Swami Kriyananda Birthday KirtanSwami150x150

Saturday May 17,  7:00-9:00 pm in Bothell
Come and celebrate the birthday of Swami Kriyananda, founder of Ananda, and disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, with a selection of his favorite kirtans. Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence through devotional chanting. No registration, just come.


Resonate With Inspiration: Workshop with David Eby


Saturday May 24 10:30 am – 1:00 pm in Bothell

A 3 Hour Interactive Workshop for everyone. Are you ready to generate consistent inspired living? Are you blocked by your inner critic and searching for deeper meaning? Introducing the four accords: The Hush, The Heart, The Life andThe Flow. This 4-step process connects you to your source of inspiration and allows you to resonate at your highest level.

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Resonate with Inspiration Concert with David Eby


Saturday May 24 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm in Bothell

In this special musical evening, David Eby directs local Ananda musicians in a celebration of Inspiration. David Eby brings his many years of channeling inspiration through musical performance, teaching, and directing Ananda Music worldwide. Most recently he was music producer and costar for the film, Finding Happiness.
David will also offer aSaturday morning interactive workshop.
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Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
10-6 Tues- Fri | Sat & Sun mornings


East West Bookshop of Seattle
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115