Group Chanting (Kirtan) Opportunities

Do you want to find a shortcut to deep meditation? Swami Kriyananda explains that many people have the wrong idea about meditation – it doesn’t have to only be about “focusing the mind” or “calming the thoughts” — an Kirtaneffort which, when applied with tension is impossible! Concentration and calmness come naturally when we calm and harmonize the feelings of the heart. The heart holds the key to calming the mind!

Nothing accomplishes that more effectively, enjoyably, and quickly than chanting. It’s why Paramhansa Yogananda said, “On the spiritual path, chanting is half the battle.”

Join us for devotional kirtans featuring the chants of Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda. Your heart will soar, your mind will become calm and focused – and best of all, while chanting with one-pointed devotion you’ll experience your soul being lifted into God’s loving, blissful presence.

As Kriyananda writes, “Chants that have been spiritualized, particularly by great saints, have a heightened power to inspire whoever sings them.”

Paramhansa Yogananda said he did not come to the West to “Indianize” us. He established a new form of chanting, suitable for yogis in every culture living in a modern age. The melodic and rhythmic repetition of meaningful phrases in our own language (English), spiritualized by his uplifted consciousness, take us beyond the limiting boundaries of  a chanting genre transplanted from a culture not our own. Nonetheless, at Ananda there are some simple, mantric Sanskrit chants that endure and are much treasured.

 

Saturdays once a month, 7-9 pm, at Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell:  

  • April 25
  • May 23
  • June 27
  • July 25 (Babaji Kirtan)
  • August 29 (Krishna Kirtan)

Open your heart and still your mind to the Divine presence within through devotional chanting! We use Indian harmonium, guitar, drum, kirtals (bells), gong, and occasionally other instruments such as harp, flute or violin. Enjoy chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and mantric chants from India.

 

 

 

 

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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

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East West Bookshop of Seattle
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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Apr
25
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7:00 pm Kirtan and Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Kirtan and Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kirtan and Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
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! Chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Kriyananda, and mantras[...]
Apr
26
Sun
9:00 am Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Purification Ceremony & Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Apr 26 @ 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 Meditation Temple
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
(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
Apr 26 @ 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Healing Prayer Council @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Join us for our monthly healing prayer sessions after Sunday Service in Spring of 2015. Christy Johnston March 15 April 26 May 24 Participants of the Ananda Healing Prayer Council offer daily prayers for others. If[...]
Apr
27
Mon
7:30 pm Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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28
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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Apr 28 @ 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!
5:45 pm Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Apr 28 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Apr 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
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[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Apr 29 @ 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!

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