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Dec
17
Wed
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Dec 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

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 makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.  Lorie specializes in restorative yoga.

Taught by Lorie Gail

Taught by Lorie Gail

 

How to Meditate: Inner Peace Through Relaxation & Concentration @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with Spirit lies its greatest joy.” —Yogananda

Taught by Lynne Steele

 

Meditation can transform your life. Learn to relax your body, quiet your mind, awaken intuition and experience greater joy and creativity in daily life. This 3-session course includes in-class practice, tips on establishing your practice at home, online guided meditations, written instructions, unlimited (no-charge) re-take policy, and ongoing support in-person or online.

In this class you will learn:
How to use simple stretches and breath-control techniques to release tension and relax the body.

  • How to concentrate the mind.
  • How to use imagery, affirmation, and chanting to be calm and peaceful.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to be beneficial to the health of body, mind and spirit. Meditation is for everyone and requires no outward affiliation or belief system.

Take Learn to Meditate for $45 or add Deepen Your Meditation class on the 4th week for only $5 more!

 

3 consecutive weeks, offered every month 7:30 to 9 p.m.:
Mondays in Seattle, at East West Bookshop:
Wednesdays in Bothell, at the Ananda Meditation Temple:
Required text: How to Meditate by Jyotish Novak

The book How to Meditate by Jyotish Novak is a required text for the 3-class series. If you do not already own the book, we will have a copy ready for you on the first night of class. You may add it to your shopping cart now or pay for it at the first class.

Price: $10.95

 


Also available as a condensed workshop

This class covers the same material as the Learn to Meditate Series (above), but may be more convenient for those who cannot take an evening class. The workshop lasts 2.5 hours.

Price: $25.00

Deepen Your Meditation

In Seattle & Bothell, 7:30 – 9 pm

This class is designed for those who have completed the Learn to Meditate class (3-part series or Saturday workshop).  We will review our meditation practices together and explore how meditation can transform your life and be an integral part of your spiritual path. Topics will vary according to students’ interest but may include how to use chanting or mantra, what is the 8-Fold Path described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, reincarnation, the importance of devotion, what is raja yoga and kriya yoga and more information about Ananda.  Prerequisite: Learn to Meditate.  The Deepen Your Meditation class will generally follow on the Monday or Tuesday following the Learn to Meditate 3-class series.

Register for Deepen Your Meditation at the same time you register for Learn to Meditate (above) for only $5!

Choose preferred date

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You may also be interested in Ananda’s Meditation Teacher Training.

Dec
18
Thu
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Dec 18 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am

Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome!

The morning meditation in Lynnwood begins with a chant and healing prayers at 5:45 am. There is a chanting break and short reading at 6:45, and the meditation ends with healing prayers at 6:45.

Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Dec 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Rashmi Dave

Taught by Rashmi Dave

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 makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

 

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Dec 18 @ 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!

Dec
19
Fri
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Dec 19 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am

Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome!

The morning meditation in Lynnwood begins with a chant and healing prayers at 5:45 am. There is a chanting break and short reading at 6:45, and the meditation ends with healing prayers at 6:45.

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Dec 19 @ 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!

Dec
20
Sat
Christmas Meditation Retreat @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

ChristmasEve2012The tradition of a day of meditation on Christ (both in form and formless) was begun by Paramhansa Yogananda many decades ago. Schedules are published the week before and you may come for all or part of the day. There are chanting breaks, a mid-day snack break, and a musical interlude towards the end of the day. This is the heart of the Ananda spiritual Christmas activities.

Click here for a schedule of the day

 

 

Dec
21
Sun
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

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 in the sanctuary.

Silent Meditation, 9:15 – 9:45 am

The silent meditation period begins with a chant at 9:15 (chant books with words are available). Just before the close of meditation at 9:45, the minister will lead us in offering healing prayers.

Christmas Family Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

 

Bring the whole family for this festive, joyful and inspired Ananda tradition of celebrating the birth of Jesus and the promise of our own immortality in the universal Christ consciousness of our soul. Awaken the sleeping Christ child which is our own true Self within. Children “of all ages” will participate in this annual pageantry which is followed by the annual Christmas party to which all are welcome.

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Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

(Starting time may vary on holidays.)
Sundays at Ananda Meditation Temple are the highlight of the week and are an excellent occasion for your first visit. Sunday Service is drawn from the ancient meditation tradition of the East and the mystical traditions of Christ, with scriptural readings from both the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita. Service includes music, chanting, a brief period of meditation, an inspirational talk, and a beautiful ceremony called A Festival of Light.

For more detailed information on the service, click here.

All Ananda Sangha Christmas Party @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

All are invited to sing Christmas carols as we celebrate the Christmas spirit together as a family and enjoy delicious savories and sweets.

Dec
22
Mon
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Dec 22 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am

Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome!

The morning meditation in Lynnwood begins with a chant and healing prayers at 5:45 am. There is a chanting break and short reading at 6:45, and the meditation ends with healing prayers at 6:45.

Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Dec 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Taught by Lynne Steele

Taught by Lynne Steele

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 makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

 

 

Dec
23
Tue
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Dec 23 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am

Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome!

The morning meditation in Lynnwood begins with a chant and healing prayers at 5:45 am. There is a chanting break and short reading at 6:45, and the meditation ends with healing prayers at 6:45.

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Dec 23 @ 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!

Dec
24
Wed
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Dec 24 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am

Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome!

The morning meditation in Lynnwood begins with a chant and healing prayers at 5:45 am. There is a chanting break and short reading at 6:45, and the meditation ends with healing prayers at 6:45.

Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Michelle Marshall

Taught by Michelle Marshall

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 makes Ananda Yoga suitable for both beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

This class is taught by Michelle Marshall.

 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Dec 24 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Christmas Eve enfolds us in the sacred glow and promise of the rebirth of divine love and joy in our hearts. This popular Festival of Light Service brings out the sacredness and inwardness of our soul’s eternal longing for peace.

Free – all are welcome!  Please  join us for this “moment” of silence and candlelight to welcome Christmas day.

 

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Dec
25
Thu
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Dec 25 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am

Both new and experienced meditators benefit from meditating with a group. Ananda Seattle offers many opportunities to meditate with others and experience the joy and peace that meditation inspires. All are welcome!

The morning meditation in Lynnwood begins with a chant and healing prayers at 5:45 am. There is a chanting break and short reading at 6:45, and the meditation ends with healing prayers at 6:45.

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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
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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