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!
We invite you to join us in this Peace and Harmony Initiative for the world as suggested by Ananda Worldwide spiritual directors, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Novak. All are invited for this new year to take up a prayer-affirmation practice as a way for us to stand up for peace in a world troubled by uncertainty, violence, and disharmony.
Nayaswami’s Jyotish and Devi Novak are visiting Seattle this weekend and will offer a day-long retreat at the Ananda Meditation Temple. As the Spiritual Directors of Ananda worldwide, they travel each year to India, Europe and America giving programs, counsel, and sharing inspiration with spiritual seekers in all walks of life.
This retreat includes continental breakfast and lunch, meditation, Ananda yoga and much more…
This course is part of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Level 2 (300 hour) certification program. YTT Level 2 students are required to take both Gita and Advanced Asana.
Gita Class can be taken by itself if you are not part of YTT Level 2
The Bhagavad Gita:
8 Thursdays May 26- July 14 7:00pm-9:00pm
Nayaswami Hriman presents an in-depth course on the most beloved text of India, which Swami Kriyananda called “the world’s greatest scripture.”
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7 Sundays May 22 – July 10 1:00pm-5:30pm
Murali leads the study, practice, and teaching of advanced yoga postures.
Anatomy component includes: fascia, anatomy of inversions, anatomical principles of balance (samatvam) and harmony (sthira and sukha).
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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.
11 Weekends Beginning September in Bothell:
We will learn the classic Hatha Yoga postures (asanas) with a focus on the subtler aspects such as breath awareness (pranayama), prana (energy) in the spine and chakras, affirmations, safe yoga practice, individual modifications, 8-Fold Path & yoga sutras, spiritual awakening, anatomy, and much more!
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Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway presents this in-depth course on India’s beloved “bible”, the Bhagavad Gita (The Song of God). The “Gita” contains deep and practical insights into right action, right attitude, meditation, and the underlying reality of creation itself. This scripture takes place on a battlefield. It is a dialogue beetween Krisna (representing God, or the Soul) and his disciple, Arjuna (representing you and I, devotee-everyone).
The Gita explores the great themes of life: death, evil, delusion, happiness, and the true purpose of life. The Gita offers practical solutions to everyday life. It includes meditation, devotion, and activity. It is essentially universal and nonsectarian: a guide for all times and all sincere truthseekers.
Learn the art of conscious relaxation and conscious creativity. Say “Yes” to life and unleash energy and joy! Learn about a revitalizing 9-day cleansing and vitalizing diet and use the Ananda tension exercises to recharge the body at will. Discover how to “feed” not only the body but the mind and the soul!
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. We follow the chanting by going inwards and meditation for about 45 minutes.
Mark your calendar to join us on June 4! Have a lot of fun, buy some unique items and help serve the hundreds of people who take advantage of the classes, services, and events that happen regularly at Ananda. Free admission!
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Complete the online donation form on Ananda’s BiddingForGood.com page.
Call us at the Temple – 425-806-3700.
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Based on text written by Swami Kriyananda, this 6 week series provides an opportunity to explore the regaining of inner joy and the unleashing of your full potential.
Come join Jamuna Snitkin , minister, teacher, artist and former manager of Ananda’s first East West Bookshop in California, and Tara Silicio, successful and experienced Seattle realtor as we share ideas, exercises, affirmations, meditations from this guidebook for the spiritual path of self- mastery.
Paramahansa Yogananda emphasizes that advancing on the spiritual path toward Self-realization requires self-introspection of our strong and weak qualities. He also says that our nightly dreams hint of our spiritual progress and of the “call of God.”
Join Shubatani Grubbs for this class to learn techniques to explore the deeper meanings of your dreams.
Harmonium Chanting for Beginners is designed for non-musicians, but open to all. This fun 2.5 hour workshop taught by Krishnapriya will teach you a selection of mantric chants. Instruction will focus on how to play melody and chordal accompaniment. Ability to read music is not a pre-requisite.
Deep within the astral spine (the central channel through which our life force–called prana in Sanskrit–flows.) lie seven whirling centers of energy which act as distribution points for prana. These astral centers, called chakras, supply energy for outward activities; and when the energy flow turns inward within the chakras, the yogi moves into deeper spiritual states. In this workshop, we will explore the deep relationship between yoga asanas and the chakras.
Again this summer, Ananda Farm Camano Island offers a series of delightful farm suppers. Enjoy several courses, all made with food grown on the farm and freshly harvested. Before dessert, Zach and Hailey will take you on a personally guided tour of the natural permaculture farm.
Welcome the sunshine of smiles as we celebrate the beginning of summer in Seattle. The Ananda Community in Lynnwood will once again have a colorful variety of summer market faire booths which will include organic, no-till fresh farm produce, bakery items, crafts, gifts, books, and much more.
Look forward to live music, tours of the community and the gardens, and activities for children.
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