Art of Living Classes

 

Yoga, both physical and mental (meditation), is not a religion. Yoga is a practical science that awakens intuitive intelligence and creativity. This latent intelligence, when awakened, benefits all aspects of our life from our mental attitude, to health and vitality, and creativity. These attributes in turn infuse daily life — our relationships, sports, arts, parenting, education, and career — with the vitality that leads to success and true happiness. Cooking, dieting, starting a new business or career, and overcoming illness are activities that are demonstrably benefited by the power of yoga.

The fundamental purpose of yoga is to help people find an ever expanding horizon of happiness, and, to learn how to cope and then transcend what we normally define as suffering. No part of our lives is too small or insignificant to apply the universal principles of yoga to achieve success and fulfillment. The “proof of the pudding” is the transformed lives of its practitioners.

The classes below are just a sampling of the subjects we offer. Some are offered regularly, others occasionally.

Upcoming Classes

Ancient Keys for Achieving Success & Happiness – AKASH

6 Tuesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2, and 9

Is success in your life’s work eluding you? Have you had a string of unfulfilling jobs? Would like to enjoy your work AND be successful? It has been truly said that “success is a state of mind!” But this is more than mere affirmation. Success is a level of consciousness, energy, and magnetism.

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The Bible for Yogis!

3 Wednesdays November 5, 12, 19, 7:30 to 9 p.m in Bothell

The Bible, like scriptures in other traditions, contains stories whose interpretation is matter of wisdom and consciousness. A true scripture will offer guidance for daily life, for introspection and self-awareness, and for revealing the nature of God and of our souls. Together we will explore famous Biblical passages through the eyes of the metaphysician and yogi using the wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda. 

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How to be Happy All the Time

Saturday, November 22, 9:30 a.m. to noon in Bothell

Do you want to get off the merry-go-round of emotional highs and lows? Do you sometimes feel you are an actor in a reality TV show called “Today’s Drama”? Have you been plagued by despondency, melancholia, or even depression? In this workshop we will explore how happiness can become a conscious and determined choice: a way of life that is formed from good habits and responses to life’s circumstances.

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That STAR and the Wise men Following It

Saturday, December 13, 9:30 a.m. to noon in Bothell

The hyper- rush of energy all around us as we approach the holiday season, hijacks our consciousness, if we let the outer message take precedence over the inner  blessings of December. Lying deep within the heart of the gift giving, the gatherings,the beautiful decorations is the unfolding story of Christ among us. Think of the moment!  God incarnate on the earth. The Wise men got the message. How? Let’s explore this and other mysteries.

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Meditation for Caregivers

Mondays, Dec 8th, Jan 12th, Feb 9th 1:30 – 2:30 at East West Bookshop.

Are you a caregiver in need of some stress relief? If so, this class will teach you some basic stress relieving breathing techniques and some ways to integrate stress relief into your daily routine, providing a calming effect to the environment which allows you and your loved one or client some space in which to be nourished, and the courage to be able to cope with the path that lies ahead.

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Look for these classes offered through the year.

Superconscious Living  Presented by Krysta Gibson or Michelle Marshall. This foundational course shows us the practical value of positive attitudes. It is “hands-on” and provides weekly exercises in the “art of living” by which we can test and accelerate our progress toward true happiness. Learn how to transform challenges in marriage, home, parenting, relationships, money or career into priceless opportunities for self-understanding and expansion of sympathy to find a greater and lasting satisfaction.

Love Without Fear: How to Have Healthy Relationships Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin. Relationships are a source of high expectation, but all too often end in crushing disappointment. What is going on? We will explore the spiritual meaning of relationships of all kinds. Discover the principles of courageous engagement, and understand the inner changes that bring deep fulfillment and joy.

Practicing the Presence of God Separating our meditation practice from our daily life simply doesn’t work! All of the joy that we have ever sought lies in our souls. Why should we ignore it during a large slice of our waking lives? That inner connection needs to be consciously nourished and strengthened. Join Nayaswamis Jamuna and Susan as we find inspiration in the example of the Great Ones, and discover time-tested ways to nurture a dynamic inner connection with God.

Looking to the Saints Swami Kriyananda says, “The true custodians of religion are the saints.” The saints are those who have walked much farther on the path to ultimate fulfillment than most. Thus, they alone – not books or dogmas – can show us how to change our lives and uplift our consciousness into ever-greater happiness and success. The saints draw our attention to God. We will walk with St. John of the Cross (spiritual director of Teresa of Avila), Brother Lawrence (author of the spiritual classic, Practicing the Presence of God), Clare of Assisi (“spiritual sister” of St. Francis), Giri Bala (the “non-eating saint” whose life is described in Autobiography of a Yogi), and Master Mahasaya (a disciple of the great 19th-century saint Sri Ramakrishna, chronicled in the Autobiography).

Spiritual Parenting Presented by Nayaswami Padma McGilloway & Tyagi Chandi Holliman.We all want our children to be happy and successful. Education for life, as taught in the Ananda Living Wisdom Schools, employs proven methods that help children achieve these goals. You will discover proven applications for using these skills as a parent. We’ll encourage discussion to tailor the information to each participant’s needs.

Scriptures of East and West From time to time, we offer classes in the yoga teachings of the Bible, and on the Bhagavad Gita and Yoga Sutras (of Patanjali). Taught by Nayaswami Hriman, these may be offered at either location: East West Bookshop, or, Ananda Meditation Temple.

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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

Upcoming Events

Oct
31
Fri
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Oct 31 @ 5:45 am – 7:45 am
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
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[...]
11:00 am Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop
Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Led by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin On Fridays: September 5 and 19, October 3, 17 and 31, November 14 and 28 Share in the spirit of joy and upliftment! We will affirm the future and energize[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Oct 31 @ 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! 
Nov
1
Sat
7:30 am Retreat to the Heart of Your Self @ Ananda Community
Retreat to the Heart of Your Self @ Ananda Community
Nov 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Retreat to the Heart of Your Self @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
Ananda Community in Lynnwood invites you to take a day of retreat for your Self! Treat your Self to yoga, meditation, chanting, vegetarian meals, inspirational and creative workshops and friends of like mind. This easy-to-please[...]
9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
1:30 pm Yogasana Intensive #2: Yoga For ... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Yogasana Intensive #2: Yoga For ... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Nov 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Yogasana Intensive #2: Yoga For a Healthy Back @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
The Yogasana Intensives are a series of 9 workshops designed to explore the physical, astral, and causal aspects of yoga postures. Designed for all levels and for students considering Yoga Teacher Training, each workshop picks[...]
7:00 pm All Saints Kirtan @ Ananda Community
All Saints Kirtan @ Ananda Community
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We celebrate All Saints Day with a devotional Kirtan. 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![...]
7:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
Nov
2
Sun
8:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
9:00 am Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
(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[...]

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