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:  

  • July 26  Note: this kirtan is at East West Bookshop in Seattle.
  • August 23 (Krishna Kirtan)
  • October 4
  • November 1 (All-Saints Kirtan)
  • November 29 (Thanksgiving Kirtan)
  • December 13 (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
6500 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
206-523-3726

Upcoming Events

Jul
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6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | 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 Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Deepen Your Meditation @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Justin Lee at East West Bookshop, Seattle In Bothell: Wednesdays once a month: April 30, May 28, June 25, July 30, August 27 7:30 – 9:00 pm  OR In Seattle: Mondays once a[...]
Jul
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5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 29 @ 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[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 29 @ 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
Jul 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! 
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 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! 
5:45 pm Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Jul 29 @ 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
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[...]
7:00 pm Art of Spiritual Counseling: Hel... @ East West Bookshop
Art of Spiritual Counseling: Hel... @ East West Bookshop
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Art of Spiritual Counseling: Helping Friends in Need @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitikin 2 Tuesdays, July 29 and August 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m. All of us have been able to share our insights with friends when they need someone to talk to[...]
Jul
30
Wed
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Jul 30 @ 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[...]
10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Jul 30 @ 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[...]

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