Calendar

Feb
6
Sat
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

meditators3Both 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 period of chanting, followed by silent meditation until a chanting break at 8 pm. Silent meditation continues then until shortly before 9 pm, when the meditation closes with healing prayers. You are welcome to join us for all or part of this time. Please enter and exit the sanctuary quietly, preferably during chanting periods.

On the 4th Saturday of the month meditation begins with one hour of chanting (kirtan) followed by 45 minutes of meditation.

Kirtan dates: 4th Saturday of the month: September 26, October 17,  November 21, December 12 (Christmas Kirtan)

Feb
7
Sun
Ananda Group Meditation @ East West Bookshop
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

EastWest-logoEVERY 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 practice and commitment to the art of spiritual living. Join us for chanting, a brief inspirational talk and the joy of shared silence.

Led by Bhakti and Bhima,or Ananda ministers Jamuna Snitkin, Matt and Sue Stickney

Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

PurificationPurification 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.

Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nayaswamis Padma & Hriman McGilloway Spiritual Directors of Ananda Washington

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. 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, inspirational talk, and a beautiful ceremony called A Festival of Light.

Paramhansa Yogananda, author of  Autobiography of a Yogi and guru-preceptor for the work of Ananda, encouraged respect for all religions and all forms of sincere worship, service, and meditation. His own line of guru-preceptors include Jesus Christ, Babaji (formerly Krishna), Lahiri Mahasaya, and Swami Sri Yukteswar. Therefore we show particular respect and reverence to Yogananda and these illumined souls who sent him to the West. But our devotion is essentially and always, as he taught us, to God alone, and to the manifest divinity in those whom God sends to earth in human form to teach and uplift others.

At Ananda, each person who comes and participates does so with his or her own, inner realization and recognition. No one form of reverence, belief, or personal relationship to God or the gurus is expected or assumed. All are welcome to the weekly services and meditations. The only suggestion we make is to come with an open heart and an open mind.

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Feb
8
Mon
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 8 @ 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.

 

Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Taught by Valentin Rezmov

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

 

Learn to Meditate @ East West Bookshop
Feb 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Taught by Justin Lee

Taught by Justin Lee

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

Meditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are healing and inspiring:

inner peace, self-acceptance, unselfish love, vitality, creativity and a calm joy that transcends life’s ups and downs.

The benefits of meditation, which are many, have been amply documented by medical testing. Just try searching the internet on the “benefits of meditation” and you’ll be amazed!
Meditation will benefit all aspects of your life: your health, your mental clarity, your sense of well-being, and much more! You do not need any
particular belief system or affiliation to benefit from the techniques taught at Ananda.

From stress-reduction to Self-realization, the techniques taught in this course can improve the quality of your life.

We will share and practice with you a version of the universal and popular technique of watching the breath. This approach to meditative experience is used throughout the world and has been taught down through the ages for the simple reason that, with proper instruction and practice, IT WORKS!

Our instructors are dedicated meditators with years of practice and all of whom are graduates from the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training program. This class is open to all. There are no prerequisites.

We offer classes both in Seattle at East West Bookshop and in Bothell at the Ananda Meditation Temple. 

How to Meditate:

Inner Peace through Relaxation and Concentration
3-week series

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 release tension and relax the body
  • How to quiet and concentrate the mind.
  • How to experience calmness, inner peace, self-acceptance, unselfish love and inner joy.
  • How to be enthusiastic, open and positive towards meditation and self-transformation
Techniques taught in this class include:
  • Simple stretches & exercises
  • Breath control exercises
  • Watching the breath
  • Affirmations
  • Chanting
  • Creative visualization

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.

BONUS: Between 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. your meditation teacher will be on hand to meet with you, to answer questions and discuss your progress and your observations. Our teachers know “how to listen!”

Take How to Meditate for $45 or add Deepen Your Meditation class on the 4th week for only $5 more!
3 consecutive weeks, 7:30 to 9 p.m.:
In Seattle, at East West Bookshop:
Class Text: How to Meditate by Jyotish Novak

The book How to Meditate by Jyotish Novak is the 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.

Book price includes tax.

Price: $10.95

For More Learn to Meditate Class Options Click Here

 

Feb
9
Tue
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 9 @ 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.

This class is taught by Lynne Steele.

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 9 @ 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!

Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 9 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Taught by Sandhya Banda

Taught by Sandhya Banda

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.

The gentle yoga classes are designed to encourage beginning yoga students and to nurture students who want a review of the basics in Ananda hatha yoga practice. Like all Ananda yoga classes, each student is encouraged to practice at their own particular level and to enjoy the upliftment and freedom that Ananda yoga practice can bring.

• Practice at your own level • Stretch your body • Soothe your spirit 
• Increase your flexibility • Lift your energy

Raja and Hatha Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

Raja_2015

Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course! 

Hatha Yoga segment (6 – 7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures(asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines.

Raja Yoga segment (7:30 – 9 pm) includes: meditation practices using breath, mantra, pranayama, affirmation, chanting, visualization, and chakra exercises; philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s 8-Fold Path of Ashtanga Yoga; and the philosophy of Karma, Kundalini, astral and causal planes, cosmology, reincarnation, and much more.

For More Information or to Register, Click Here

Feb
10
Wed
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 10 @ 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.

 

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 10 @ 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!

Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Taught by Nancy Callan

Taught by Nancy Callan

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.

Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 8:00 pm

meditators3Designed for graduates of How to Meditate classes but open to all, this weekly session includes a complete but guided practice of meditation including simple stretches, chanting, breath control techniques and silent meditation. Each session will have a discussion period and a theme based on positive attitude or meditation techniques.  Meets every Wednesday evening except on holidays.   No charge – donations gratefully accepted.  No need to register – just come meditate! Present by Chandi Holliman or one of our staff teachers. (Come for a yoga class right beforehand–it starts at 6 p.m!)

Learn to Meditate Classes @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Taught by Lynne Steele

Taught by Lynne Steele

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

Meditation is natural and deeply rewarding. It offers a direct and intuitive experience of states of consciousness that are healing and inspiring:

inner peace, self-acceptance, unselfish love, vitality, creativity and a calm joy that transcends life’s ups and downs.

The benefits of meditation, which are many, have been amply documented by medical testing. Just try searching the internet on the “benefits of meditation” and you’ll be amazed!

Meditation will benefit all aspects of your life: your health, your mental clarity, your sense of well-being, and much more! You do not need any
particular belief system or affiliation to benefit from the techniques taught at Ananda.

From stress-reduction to Self-realization, the techniques taught in this course can improve the quality of your life.

We will share and practice with you a version of the universal and popular technique of watching the breath. This approach to meditative experience is used throughout the world and has been taught down through the ages for the simple reason that, with proper instruction and practice, IT WORKS!

Our instructors are dedicated meditators with years of practice and all of whom are graduates from the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training program. This class is open to all. There are no prerequisites.

We offer classes both in Seattle at East West Bookshop and in Bothell at the Ananda Meditation Temple. 

How to Meditate:

Inner Peace through Relaxation and Concentration
3-week series

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 release tension and relax the body
  • How to quiet and concentrate the mind.
  • How to experience calmness, inner peace, self-acceptance, unselfish love and inner joy.
  • How to be enthusiastic, open and positive towards meditation and self-transformation
Techniques taught in this class include:
  • Simple stretches & exercises
  • Breath control exercises
  • Watching the breath
  • Affirmations
  • Chanting
  • Creative visualization

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.

BONUS: Between 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. your meditation teacher will be on hand to meet with you, to answer questions and discuss your progress and your observations. Our teachers know “how to listen!”

Take How to Meditate for $45 or add Deepen Your Meditation class on the 4th week for only $5 more!
3 consecutive weeks, 7:30 to 9 p.m.:
In Bothell, at the Ananda Meditation Temple:

Class Text: How to Meditate by Jyotish Novak

The book How to Meditate by Jyotish Novak is the 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.

Book price includes tax.

Price: $10.95

For More Information or more meditation class options Click Here

Feb
11
Thu
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 11 @ 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!

Raja and Hatha Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Raja_2015Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course! 

Hatha Yoga segment (6 – 7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures(asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines.

Raja Yoga segment (7:30 – 9 pm) includes: meditation practices using breath, mantra, pranayama, affirmation, chanting, visualization, and chakra exercises; philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s 8-Fold Path of Ashtanga Yoga; and the philosophy of Karma, Kundalini, astral and causal planes, cosmology, reincarnation, and much more.

For More Information or to Register, Click Here

Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 11 @ 10:30 pm – 11:45 pm
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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.

Feb
12
Fri
Circle of Joy: A Positive Place to Relax and Renew @ East West Bookshop
Feb 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jamuna-Preferred-Closer-DSCN0877A place for reflection and renewal

Our lives are a daily journey toward lasting happiness. Keeping in touch with other’s joy and wisdom helps to keep us moving in the right direction. Come join the circle in the Gallery at East West Bookshop every other Friday mid-morning from 11:00am-12 noon,then meditation at noon to 12:30pm

Led by Jamuna Snitkin, Ananda minister,teacher and artist.

Jan. 15 & 29, Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 6 & 20, June 3 & 17

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Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy
Bothell, WA 98021
425-806-3700
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East West Bookshop of Seattle
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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