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

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10:30 am Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle
Oct 30 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am
Ananda Yoga @ East West Bookshop in Seattle | Seattle | Washington | United States
Taught by Rashmi Dave 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
Oct 30 @ 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 Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
Raja and Hatha Yoga Intensive @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
Ananda’s most popular and comprehensive course! Learn meditation, yoga, the universal philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s Eight-Fold Path (Ashtanga Yoga). This course features the modern, definitive text written by Swami Kriyananda, The Art and Science[...]
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5:45 am Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Group Meditation @ Ananda Community
Oct 31 @ 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[...]
11:00 am Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop
Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Circle of Joy @ East West Bookshop | Seattle | Washington | United States
Led by Nayaswami Jamuna Snitkin On Fridays: September 5 and 19, October 3, 17 and 31, November 14 and 28 Share in the spirit of joy and upliftment! We will affirm the future and energize[...]
12:00 pm Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Group Meditation @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Oct 31 @ 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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7:30 am Retreat to the Heart of Your Self @ Ananda Community
Retreat to the Heart of Your Self @ Ananda Community
Nov 1 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Retreat to the Heart of Your Self @ Ananda Community | Lynnwood | Washington | United States
Ananda Community in Lynnwood invites you to take a day of retreat for your Self! Treat your Self to yoga, meditation, chanting, vegetarian meals, inspirational and creative workshops and friends of like mind. This easy-to-please[...]
9:00 am Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell
Nov 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:15 am
Ananda Yoga @ Ananda Meditation Temple in Bothell | Bothell | Washington | United States
Taught by Murali Venkatrao 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[...]
1:30 pm Yogasana Intensive #2: Yoga For ... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Yogasana Intensive #2: Yoga For ... @ Ananda Meditation Temple
Nov 1 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Yogasana Intensive #2: Yoga For a Healthy Back @ Ananda Meditation Temple | Bothell | Washington | United States
The Yogasana Intensives are a series of 9 workshops designed to explore the physical, astral, and causal aspects of yoga postures. Designed for all levels and for students considering Yoga Teacher Training, each workshop picks[...]
7:00 pm All Saints Kirtan @ Ananda Community
All Saints Kirtan @ Ananda Community
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
We celebrate All Saints Day with a devotional Kirtan. 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![...]

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