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:  

  • August 29 (Krishna Kirtan)
  • September 26
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 12 (Christmas 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

IN SEATTLE:

East West Bookshop of Seattle
6407 12th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 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
Sep 1 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
Gentle Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | 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[...]
7:00 pm Path of Kriya Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Path of Kriya Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Path of Kriya Yoga @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Presented by Hriman & Padma McGilloway Tuesday, September 1, 7 to 8 p.m. – East West Bookshop Thursday, September 3, 7 to 8 p.m. – Ananda Temple (Bothell) What is this “Kriya Yoga” that one[...]
Sep
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Wed
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 2 @ 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
Sep 2 @ 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!
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | 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[...]
7:30 pm Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Guided Meditation Practice @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Designed for graduates of How to Meditate 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[...]
Sep
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Thu
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Sep 3 @ 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!
7:30 pm Path of Kriya Yoga @ Ananda Temple
Path of Kriya Yoga @ Ananda Temple
Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Path of Kriya Yoga @ Ananda Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Presented by Hriman & Padma McGilloway Tuesday, September 1, 7 to 8 p.m. – East West Bookshop Thursday, September 3, 7 to 8 p.m. – Ananda Temple (Bothell) What is this “Kriya Yoga” that one[...]

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