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Sep
5
Sat
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Taught by Murali Venkatrao

Taught by Murali Venkatrao

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 Murali Venkatrao, director of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training for Ananda Washington.

Farm Suppers @ Ananda Farm
Sep 5 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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.

These farm suppers all sold out last year, so make your reservation now below .

3:30 – 7:00 pm on 

Sunday June 14th
Sunday July 12th
Saturday August 8th
Saturday Sept 5th OR
Saturday October 10th

For more information or to register, click here

Cost is a sliding fee of $25 – $50 per person. Enter the amount you want to pay below. If you’d like to pay at the door, enter  $0.00. 

732 Haven Place, Camano Island, WA 98282

Directions to Haven Place:

  • Take exit 212 off I-5 and go west on WA-532.
  • Follow through Stanwood and over the slough onto Camano Island continuing onto NE Camano Drive.
  • Take a LEFT on E Camano Drive at the fork just past the Country Club.
  • After 4 miles turn RIGHT on Haven Place (gravel road) and drive about 1 mile nearing the end of the road.
  • 732 Haven is on your left with alpacas in the pasture.

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Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Both 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)

Sep
6
Sun
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 6 @ 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.

Sunday Morning Service @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:20 am

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Hriman & Padma 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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Sep
7
Mon
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Sep 7 @ 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.

 

Taught by Valentin Rezmov

Taught by Valentin Rezmov

Sep
8
Tue
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

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.

Taught by Lynne Steele

Taught by Lynne Steele

This class is taught by Lynne Steele.

 

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 8 @ 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
Sep 8 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Prem-Shant Rider

Taught by Prem-Shanti Rider

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

 

Sep
9
Wed
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 9 @ 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
Sep 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!

Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 9 @ 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.

 

Chakras: Reprogramming our Karmic Software! @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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3 Wednesdays, Sep 9, 16, 23

The subtle energy centers hidden in the astral body hold the key to the complex matrix of our karmic destiny. The “Chakras” are doorways to the inner, subtle world of our higher, divine consciousness. With right intention and the scientific techniques of advanced yoga (meditation) practices, one can accelerate spiritual growth and higher Self-awareness hidden in the chakras and astral spine. In this course, offered by Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway, we will learn and practice:

* Awakening and energizing techniques for the chakras

* Chanting at the chakras

* Hidden psychological qualities of the chakras

* The triad of chakras for use in healing

* Mudras and bandhas to stimulate the chakras

* The hidden “vrittis, samskaras, and vasanas” lodged in the sacred sushumna

* The special gifts and powers of the chakras

* Astral sounds of each chakra; colors; shapes; ruling planets; and more

* How to release karmic blocks This course will benefit graduates of the Raja Yoga course and any meditator sincerely interested in going into advance and deeper yogic (meditation) practices.

 

Price: $45.00

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Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 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 Buddy Wilson 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
Sep 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Class Taught by Rashmi Dave

“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. 

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

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Sep
10
Thu
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 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!

Sep
11
Fri
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 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!

Yoga Teacher Training @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 13 @ 5:30 pm

YTT-Logo11 Weekends Beginning September in Bothell:

Sep 11-13, Sep 25-27, Oct 9-11 (Weekend Retreat on Whidbey Is.), Oct 23-25, Nov 6-8, Nov 21 (Sat only), Dec 4-6, Jan 9 (Sat only), Jan 22-24, Feb 5-7, Feb 19-21 (Graduation).  (Weekends are Fri evening 7-9:30pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm, and Sunday afternoon 1 to 5:30pm.)

Rather than focusing only on the physical body, Ananda Yoga harnesses the subtle energy of each asana, channeling it inward and upward. As an Ananda Yoga teacher, you will experience and share the higher states of awareness attainable through each asana.

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!

Information Packet 

Application for Yoga Teacher Training

Completion for credit of the Raja & Hatha Yoga Intensive is a requirement of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training.

For more information click here.

Sep
12
Sat
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Taught by Murali Venkatrao

Taught by Murali Venkatrao

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 Murali Venkatrao, director of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training for Ananda Washington.

Keeping Our Eyes on the Saints @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 12 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Jamuna-Preferred-Closer-DSCN0877 ” A saint is one through whom the light of the Infinite shines brightly” -Swami Kriyananda

 

This is the light we want to keep shining brightly in our inner vision. In studying the lives of the saints we see how God has His way with them, and they become spiritual beacons for others. Oh that we may open ourselves up to the transformative power of His Presence, that our lives might have its full share of joy. Lets consider these great souls who have left a path of light which aids us in affirming, “the Self alone is what we are truly”:

  • Hildegard of Bingen
  • Swami Ramdas (In Quest of God)
  • Anonymous author of Cloud of Unknowing

Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna, minister, teacher, artist.

Price: $20.00

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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
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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