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Feb
1
Sun
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 1 @ 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.

Feb
2
Mon
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 2 @ 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 2 @ 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

How to Meditate: Inner Peace Through Relaxation & Concentration @ East West Bookshop
Feb 2 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Taught by Masha Reichert

Taught by Masha Reichert

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

 

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.

At East West, look for a series, almost every month 3 Mondays in a row 7:30 – 9:00

Feb 2, 9 , 16
Mar 2, 9, 16
Apr 6, 13, 20

Take Learn 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:
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!

Note: There is no Deepen Class in January. Please register for the one in February. 

 


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

Feb
3
Tue
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 3 @ 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 3 @ 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

 

Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 3 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

12 Tuesdays January 27  -April 28 6:00 – 9:00 pm in Seattle
12 Thursdays January 29 – April 30 6:00- 9:00 pm in Bothell

Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course!

Learn meditation, yoga, the universal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Eight-Fold Path (Ashtanga Yoga). This course features the modern, definitive text written by Swami Kriyananda, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga.  There are no pre-requisites for this course.

This course is offered in two places.

East West Bookshop in Seattle with Michelle (Hatha Segment) and Susan (Raja Segment):  January 27 -April 28, 12 Tuesdays, 6 to 9pm
Ananda Temple in Bothell with Murali (Hatha Segment) and Hriman (Raja Segment): January 29 – April 30, 12 Thursdays, 6 to 9:15pm

Nayaswami Susan McGinnis and Michelle Marshall, Seattle Instructors

Nayaswami Susan McGinnis and Michelle Marshall, Seattle Instructors

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway & Murali Venkatrao, Bothell Instructors

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway & Murali Venkatrao, Bothell Instructors

Raja Yoga segment (7:30 – 9:15 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, the Guru, astral and causal planes, reincarnation, and much more. The Raja segment is taught by Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway in Bothell and Nayaswami Susan McGinnis in Seattle.

Hatha Yoga segment (6 – 7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures (asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines. The Hatha Yoga segment is taught by Michelle Marshall in Seattle & Murali Venkatrao in Bothell.

Saturday workshop: TBD held at Ananda Community in Lynnwood:

Raja segment: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hatha segment, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Students from each of the two locations (Bothell & Seattle) come together on this Saturday. Lunch provided by Ananda Community with an optional Community tour following.

Students will have access to archival re-mastered recordings by Swami Kriyananda on the topics of the Raja textbook.

Register Online

Love Without Fear: A Spiritual Engagement @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin

3 Tuesdays, February 3,10,17, 7:30 to 9 p.m

This popular class, originally presented at East West Bookshop, now comes to Ananda Temple, Bothell. Our relationships with other people form a complex karmic web. We expect so much from them. How can we ever understand what is really going on? Discover that “place” from which we can better see the patterns and purposes of our life experiences.

In each class we will consider different aspects of this journey

Class 1  Love with Confidence: Know Thyself
Class 2  Love without Attachment: Support
Class 3 Loving the Journey: Forgiveness

Join Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin and Lynne Steele for all or one or two of these sessions.

$40/series or $15/single class
Feb
4
Wed
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 4 @ 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 4 @ 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 4 @ 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
Feb 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Taught by Justin Lee

Taught by Justin Lee

3 Wednesdays Feb 4 , 11, 21 7:30 – 9:00 pm in Bothell.

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

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.

Feb
5
Thu
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Feb 5 @ 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
Feb 5 @ 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 Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm

12 Tuesdays January 27  -April 28 6:00 – 9:00 pm in Seattle
12 Thursdays January 29 – April 30 6:00- 9:15 pm in Bothell

Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course!

Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course!

Learn meditation, yoga, the universal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Eight-Fold Path (Ashtanga Yoga). This course features the modern, definitive text written by Swami Kriyananda, The Art and Science of Raja Yoga.  There are no pre-requisites for this course.

This course is offered in two places.

Nayaswami Susan McGinnis and Michelle Marshall, Seattle Instructors

Nayaswami Susan McGinnis and Michelle Marshall, Seattle Instructors

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway & Murali Venkatrao, Bothell Instructors

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway & Murali Venkatrao, Bothell Instructors

East West Bookshop in Seattle with Michelle (Hatha Segment) and Susan (Raja Segment): January 27 -April 28, 12 Tuesdays, 6 to 9pm
Ananda Temple in Bothell with Murali (Hatha Segment) and Hriman (Raja Segment): January 29 -April 30, 12 Tuesdays, 6 to 9:15pm

Raja Yoga segment (7:30 – 9:15 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, the Guru, astral and causal planes, reincarnation, and much more. The Raja segment is taught by Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway in Bothell and Nayaswami Susan McGinnis in Seattle.

Hatha Yoga segment (6 – 7:15 pm) includes: yoga postures (asanas), pranayama, affirmations, healing, diet, and yoga routines. The Hatha Yoga segment is taught by Michelle Marshall in Seattle & Murali Venkatrao in Bothell.

Saturday workshop: TBD in March held at Ananda Community in Lynnwood:

Raja segment: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hatha segment, 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Students from each of the two locations (Bothell & Seattle) come together on this Saturday. Lunch provided by Ananda Community with an optional Community tour following.

NEW: Students will have access to archival re-mastered recordings by Swami Kriyananda on the topics of the Raja textbook.

Full details and registration information.

Feb
6
Fri
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 6 @ 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!

Feb
7
Sat
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Feb 7 @ 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.

Finding Your Dharma In Career And Right Livelihood @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
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Krysta Gibson

Buddy Wilson

Buddy Wilson

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway

Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway

Saturday, February 7, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – A panel discussion at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell.

Entrepreneurs Krysta Gibson (New Spirit Journal and author of the “Business Success for Body, Mind and Spirit”) and Buddy Wilson (founder of Promium, maker of laboratory software) come together with Nayaswami Hriman McGilloway to form a panel leading an interactive discussion on dharma and career.

We will explore questions such as:

• My talents and interests: ego (karma) or dharma?
• How to distinguish right ambition from wishful thinking?
• How long must I wait to achieve my goal?
• Creativity: ego or inspiration? How to know the difference?
• Risk taking: faith or presumption? How to know the difference?
• Borrowing: bad karma or good investment?
• Should I leave my job and follow my bliss?
• Practicality vs idealism? Are they opposites?

Price: $25.00

A Paypal account is not required for online payment. Click on “Checkout with Paypal” and then click on “Don’t have a Paypal account” to enter your credit card information.

Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Feb 7 @ 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.

The Saturday night meditation begins with one hour of chanting (kirtan) one Saturday night each month. See the Event Calendar for Kirtan dates.

Feb
8
Sun
Group Meditation at East West @ East West Bookshop
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am

Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin

Join us for Sunday Morning Meditation in Seattle
with  Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin 

Nov 9 & 23, Dec 14 & 28, January 11 & 25,  Feb 8 & 22

9:00 am – 10:15 am

East West Bookshop is graciously providing space for an Ananda meditation every other Sunday morning. We come together to pray, chant, listen to an inspirational talk and share a 45 minute silent meditation. It is helpful to  your own practice to meditate with a group. We would love to have you join us. Led by Jamuna Snitkin, Ananda minister and teacher.

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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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