Learn to Meditate Classes
“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 perception of higher states of consciousness such as inner peace, love, vitality, creativity and joy. Its time-tested benefits have been corroborated by modern scientific testing.
What you’ll learn in these classes is the heart of an ancient tradition that has been passed down from teacher to student for thousands of years. Our instructors are either life-long meditators themselves, who have helped thousands learn to meditate over the past 40+ years, or they are graduates from the Ananda Meditation Teacher Training program, steeped in their own practice and ready to help others learn meditation. This class is open to all. There are no pre-requisites.
We offer classes both in Seattle at East West Bookshop and in Bothell at the Ananda Meditation Temple.
Learn to Meditate:
Inner Peace through Relaxation and Concentration
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, 7:30 to 9 p.m.:
In Seattle, at East West Bookshop:
In Bothell, at the Ananda Meditation Temple:
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 includes tax.
Also available as a condensed workshop
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!
Guided Meditation Practice
in Bothell, Ananda Meditation Temple, Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Drop-in • By Donation
Designed for graduates of Level 1 Meditation 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. No need to register – just come meditate!