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:

 

Amy-Missy-Lynn-ChristyHealing, Vitality and Well-being through Life Force Stimulation

Thursdays July 17, 24, 31 and Aug 7, 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm in Bothell
Energy practitioners from Ananda offer to you this collaborative energy and healing series. Take all four classes or individual classes.
July 17 – Health & Healing through Ayurveda
July 24 – Craniosacral Therapy & Massage
July 31 – Health & Healing through Acupuncture
Aug 7 – Healing Yourself and Others

 

Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin

The Yoga Ideal of Renunciation

Saturday, July 19, 11 am to 1 pm in Bothell
We must breakthrough the age-old thought that renunciation looks like the life of Saint Francis or else it’s not the real thing. Or that the meditating top-knotted yogi is where we should be. Not necessarily so! Today, renunciation is not as much reflected outwardly, for it is a matter of consciousness. This means we can act as “secret agents” for God in the midst of ordinary daily life. Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin.
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Art of Spiritual Counseling: Helping Friends in Need

2 Tuesdays, July 29 and August 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m in Seattle
We all have a source of truth within ourselves which knows what is going on for us. Advice from someone else is not as effective as when I find the answers within myself.Learn how to hold the intuitive, answering space for others so that they can learn and grow spiritually with confidence. Presented by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin, teacher and friend.
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100_0524How to Smile at All Times

Saturday August 9, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm in Bothell
There are many types of smiles, ranging from insincere to sincere to the smile of the soul!
Paramhansa Yogananda liked to encourage students to “Be a Smile Millionaire” — blessing all whom you meet with the smile of your soul’s eternal joy! Presented by Tyagis Larry & Prem-Shanti Rider, Ananda ministers and teachers whose smiles are infectious! Register...

 

Path of Kriya Yoga

Taught by Hriman and PadmaTuesday August 26, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at East West Bookshop, Seattle
Thursday Aug 28, 7:30 – 9:00 pm at Ananda Temple in Bothell

Kriya Yoga can transform your life! Brought to the West by Paramhansa Yogananda and described in his now classic and popular life story, “Autobiography of a Yogi,” people all over the world have been drawn to learn and receive the blessings of the masters through Kriya Yoga. In this free talk you will learn about the fascinating history of Kriya Yoga, its underlying psycho-physiological effects, and how you can learn Kriya and its related techniques. Presented by Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma McGilloway
Watch this class on the internet! Register to receive the web link via email.

 

Rashmi150wideEnergization Exercises for Health, Healing & Vitality

4 Wednesdays September 3, 10, 17, & 24th, 7:30 to 9 p.m in Bothell
Would you like to be joyful and energetic? Would you like to have energy at your fingertips, whenever you need it? Learn the secret to energy and will power in the set of 39 tension exercises which are called Energization Exercises. Though normally taught as part of yoga or meditation, we are offering these life transforming exercises for the first time on their own!
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Rick-&-Christy-110107-PreferredHow to Have Courage, Calmness and Confidence

3 Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Bothell
Is your life stressed out? In crises or transition? All conditions are neutral. Our responses depend on our energy level and consciousness. Learn simple techniques to help you calmly face challenging situations, and summon forth the courage to rise to the occasion with confidence. We will use the energy centers of the chakras to help stimulate the qualities we need.

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Taught by Nayaswami Nivritti Steenstra

8-Fold Path to Superconsciousness

4 Wednesdays, October 1, 8, 15 & 22,  7:30-9 p.m in Bothell
This four-part class series uses the 8-Fold Path described by Patanjali in his famous “Yoga Sutras” to teach meditation not only as a daily practice but as a way of life. This class includes:
● How meditation can help you achieve superconsciousness  ● Tools for greater self-awareness and understanding  ● Relationship of feeling and reason ● Progressive stages of higher consciousness ● Energy awareness
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Christy-110107-PreferredMetaphysical Healing Techniques

Saturday, October 11, 9:30 a.m. to noon. in Bothell
Energy healing is the true source of all healing. Even prescription drugs can only help stimulate the flow of life force in the body for healing. Energy healing is not a substitute for allopathic, naturopathic chiropractic, or other means of healing but it goes to the source of our body’s own healing capacity and thus can aid in promoting healing and vitality. Paramhansa Yogananda distilled the essence of India’s ancient metaphysical healing techniques and in this workshop we will explore some of them.
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Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin

Finding Happiness

4 Tuesdays October 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:30 to 9 p.m in Bothell
What is happiness? Is it a passing mood based on a fulfilled desire? Or, is it something deeper and more lasting? Who is the happiest person you know? What qualities lead to happiness? Or, to unhappiness? In this new series (inspired by the movie of the same name) we will explore how to be happy. Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin, assisted by Lynn Warschauer, will host this dynamic, joyful and energizing new series.  Register...

 

How to be Happy All the Time

100_0524Saturday, 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. Register...

 


Sunday Services
Sunday mornings are the best time to visit Ananda and see “who” we are! Each Sunday, one of the Lightbearers (ordained ministers) gives a keynote talk, blending timeless wisdom with practical insights and offered with humor and personal reflections. A weekly reading, inspired by the Bible and the Bhagavad Gita, sets the theme for the talk. Each week we conduct the inspiring, poetic, musical, and ceremonial Festival of Light which recounts ancient themes of creation, the purpose of life, and the way to soul freedom. 10 a.m. each Sunday!

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

Jul
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7:00 pm Healing, Vitality and Well-being... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Healing, Vitality and Well-being... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Healing, Vitality and Well-being: Craniosacral Therapy & Massage @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
This class on July 24 is the second class in a 4-part series on Healing, Vitality and Well-Being Through Life force Stimulation, offered by energy practitioners from Ananda. Register for all four classes in the series, or[...]
Jul
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Fri
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 25 @ 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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 25 @ 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! 
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 25 @ 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! 
Jul
26
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9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
7:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 26 @ 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[...]
Jul
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9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 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[...]
10:00 am Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 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[...]
11:45 am Healing Prayer Council @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Healing Prayer Council @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 27 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Healing Prayer Council @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Join us for our monthly healing prayer sessions after Sunday Service in 2014. Christy Johnston April 13 May 25 June 22 July 27 August 24   Participants of the Ananda Healing Prayer Council offer daily[...]
Jul
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5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 28 @ 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[...]

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