Ananda Meditation Temple
23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021, 425-806-3700
Open 10 to 6 pm, Tues-Fri, and Sat & Sun mornings
A Place of Pilgrimage for All
The Ananda Meditation Temple, located on the Bothell-Everett Highway in Bothell, is a place of peace that is open to all.
The Meditation Temple serves both the local Ananda membership and the larger community. The Temple staff is happy to welcome an ongoing, steady stream of visitors, many are new and many are also returning. Dozens of new people come every week come to the Temple seeking a sense of peace, respite from the demands of the world, or simply a quiet place to meditate. They come to find ways to deal with unrelenting stress in their lives, crises of all sorts, and anxiety about the future.
To meet these needs, the Ananda Meditation Temple offers meditation and yoga classes, regularly scheduled group meditations, open times for private meditation, ministerial counseling and support, classes and spiritual services. The small bookshop and boutique is open for browsing and offers uplifting and inspiring books, music and devotional items.
The Ananda Meditation Temple is a sanctuary where many in our community are drawn by its beauty and its promise.
How you can participate
The gentle blue-domed shape rises to a diaphanous lotus bud delicately outlined in a golden frame. Its beauty and shape invite one’s spirit to soar! Its message is crystal clear, and it’s for everyone: All who toil and trouble, lift up your eyes! Within you lies the Joy you seek.In every age and in every culture throughout history, sacred shrines are treasured as places of spiritual revitalization: reminders of life’s higher purpose. We pray that the Temple will be such a place of pilgrimage, where all those who seek this inner state will find a “hive,” where the “honey” of Divine realization can be “tasted” and shared.As a place of worship, Ananda Seattle’s Meditation Temple is dedicated to the Self-realization precepts and the Kriya-yoga masters whose life and teachings inspired it. As a sacred space, the Temple is dedicated to serve all who see in the diverse expressions and manifestations of form, the One, Infinite Spirit as creator, friend, beloved, father-mother and the Self of all.