Events and Holidays
Ananda celebrates the Christmas season and Easter holidays, together with spiritual celebrations related to Paramhansa Yogananda and his life, and the lives of his teachers from India. There are typically two day-long meditation “retreats” around Christmas and early March.
We also celebrate secular holidays such as Thanksgiving and July 4th (Independence Day). Be sure to check the location as many celebrations (especially banquets or picnics) take place at the nearby Ananda Community in Lynnwood.
Spiritual celebrations are free and all are welcome. All food served is vegetarian and some banquets are organized potlucks. Catered or prepared banquets-events require prepayment and registration, while potlucks we ask attendees to pre-select their choice of item to bring, with designated recipes for a variety of dishes.
Overnight retreats are often held in February (Camp Brotherhood, north of Arlington), in November (at Ananda Community, Lynnwood), and year-round at The Expanding Light Retreat (northern California).
Talks by Swami Kriyananda
Select Saturdays, 6 pm, Bothell
Before the regularly scheduled group meditation at 7 pm, we’ll gather together at the big TV screen downstairs to watch a video recording of one of Swami Kriyananda’s recent talks. Then we can meditate together until 9 pm. We’ll be able to share these Saturday night videos once a month before meditation.
Currently scheduled dates are: June 8, July 27, August 10
Mark your calendars for this little mini-retreat with Swami Kriyananda once a month! Hosted by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin.
Friday, May 24, 7:30 pm in Bothell
Nayaswami Dhyana visits us from India for the first time in many years, and will share what’s happening with Ananda’s work in India. We don’t have many opportunities for satsang with Dhyana, or to hear first hand the dynamic stories of India. Don’t miss it! (Suggested Donation $10). Register…
Dhyana will also give Sunday Service on May 26.
June 1, 5 – 8 pm in Bothell
Sunday Service, June 16, 10 am
Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi, spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide, have rescheduled their visit to this area. They will give Sunday Service at the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell on Sunday, June 16.
June 22, 2013, 3-6 pm, Lynnwood
You are invited for community tours of homes, gardens, and the organic farm sustainability project-cooperative, live music, refreshments and free dinner, fun activities for children, art exhibit and more. Representatives from other local intentional communities will be on hand to celebrate with us. Bring the whole family!
See calendar and links for upcoming local retreats: