Harmoniums at Ananda

The Northwest’s Largest Selection

Harmoniums at Ananda

The Northwest’s Largest Selection

The benefits of personal chanting are incalculable – they include deeper meditations, increased harmony and empathy with others, freedom from the bonds of the ego, and the experience of God’s love and bliss.

In Carnegie Hall in 1925, Paramhansa Yogananda led 3,000 souls in chanting, “O God Beautiful,” his translation of a chant by Guru Nanak, “Hay Hari Sundara.” Today, Yogananda’s chants continue bring deep inspiration to devotees all over the world.

In support of this important spiritual practice, Ananda in Seattle imports harmoniums direct from India. After thorough inspection and adjustment, these hand-made instruments are sold at East West Bookshop in Seattle and the Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell.

We typically stock from six to twelve harmoniums in different sizes and price ranges, so we’re sure that you’ll be able to find the instrument that best suits your ear and budget.

Learning to Play

If you’re new to the harmonium, we’ll gladly help you learn a few basics about playing the instrument, and connect you with experienced musicians who can provide you with further support. Ananda Seattle also offers occasional workshops on chanting and playing the harmonium.

Group Chanting

Ananda offers monthly kirtans where you can enjoy the power of devotional chanting. Please see our Kirtans page for more information.

Selecting a Harmonium

Harmoniums were created to accompany devotional music. Their small size and heart-warming tone make them ideal for personal as well as group use.

We encourage you to visit our two locations and play all our harmoniums to find the one that resonates with you. Each hand-crafted instrument has a unique tonal personality. Variations occur not only between different models, but within the same model.

You can come by the Temple Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.ml-5 p.m., or by appointment (call 425-806-3700 ). Several of our instruments are also available at East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way NE. Call  206-523-3726  for hours.

Available Models:

 

Bina Sangheet
Bina Sangheet

3-1/2 octaves
double-reed
9 stops
4 extra notes
multifold bellows
highly finished teak wood cabinet
Price: $550.00

Bina Model 23B
Bina Model 23B

3-1/4 octave
collapsible
double reed
3 air stops
2 drone knobs
1 tremolo knob
coupler lever
top-fold bellows
organ-style keys
Price: $460.00

Bina Model No. 10

3-1/4 octave
double reeds
1 extra note
5 stops
double bellows
table model
Price: $375.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance

Simple care instructions are included with each harmonium. With loving care, a harmonium will continue to play well for many years, even decades.

Fortunately, most adjustments and corrections are easy to perform yourself. Details can be found in The Harmonium Handbook.

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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

Sep
21
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10:00 am Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Sunday Service in Bothell @ Ananda Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
(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
Sep 21 @ 11:45 am – 12:45 pm
Healing Prayer Council @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Join us for our monthly healing prayer sessions after Sunday Service in  Fall of 2014. Christy Johnston Sept 21 Oct 19 Nov 16 Dec 14   Participants of the Ananda Healing Prayer Council offer daily[...]
Sep
22
Mon
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Sep 22 @ 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 @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Sep 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Lynne Steele 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[...]
6:00 pm Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop
Sep 22 @ 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 How to Meditate: Inner Peace Thr... @ East West Bookshop
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Thr... @ East West Bookshop
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
How to Meditate: Inner Peace Through Relaxation & Concentration @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with Spirit lies its greatest joy.” —Yogananda Taught by Justin Lee   Meditation can transform your life. Learn to relax your body, quiet your mind, awaken intuition[...]
Sep
23
Tue
5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Sep 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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 23 @ 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
Sep 23 @ 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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