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Joy Is Within You!

May 6 @ 11:30 am 4:00 pm PDT

Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi invite you to the Joy Is Within You! event on Saturday, May 6th. Click above for video.

Joy is Within You!

An Afternoon Immersion into a Life of Meditation & Yoga

Saturday, May 6, 11:30a – 4p, In person at Blue Lotus Temple, Free!

11:30am – Learn about spiritual intentional community in Lynnwood, and explore Ananda Farm Ashram & East West Bookshop’s offerings 

12pm – Yoga Demonstration

12:30pm Storytelling from Ancient India with Murali Venkatrao 

1pm – Music and Guided Meditation–led by Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma 

1:30pm KEYNOTES: Free Yourself from Worries, Habits & Limiting Beliefs with Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi

2:30pm Afternoon Tea, Book-signing & Art Showing with Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi

Ananda Washington and East West invites you to this free in-person event with special guests Jyotish and Devi, spiritual directors of Ananda Worldwide. 

The first 100 attendees who pre-register (name and email in the sign up button below) may pick up at the event: one free copy of the newly-published pocket edition of the original, unedited Autobiography of a Yogi  by Paramhansa Yogananda.

We ask that you please register and rsvp for this event to help with our food preparation planning.

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From ancient times, saints of all religions have discovered and taught that the secret of happiness lies within us. Not only is unconditioned happiness found within us, but we are that Joy! 

We find that Joy through the practice of hatha yoga which awakens and purifies the body in preparation for meditation, which calms the mind and expands our awareness.  With these timeless tools, we all can free ourselves from worries, habits, and limiting beliefs.

In this afternoon immersion, Ananda invites you to experience the myriad practical ways in which meditation & yoga can transform your life.

Explore Spiritual Community, Natural Farming, and East West,  which has served this region as a hub for seekers of all traditions for more than 35 years.

Ananda’s residential community has been a successful spiritual intentional community for over 30 years. Learn about the principles of intentional spiritual community;  about the in’s & out’s of how it began, what works, what doesn’t work, and the many benefits it continues to offer. 

Ananda Farm Ashram on Camano Island is now in its 10th year and serves as a dynamic example of how simple living and high thinking can lead to great success and fulfillment. Not only does the Farm grow fruits, vegetables, and healing herbs— its residents also grow spiritually! Talk to the farmers and shop their produce and product displays.

East West Bookshop served Seattle in the Roosevelt neighborhood for over 30 years and now has a small book and crystal shop at the Ananda Meditation temple and offers a wide variety of spiritual programs with a range of authors and presenters, both in-person and online. You are invited to shop East West’s offerings and connect with longtime manager Bhima Breckenridge!

Yoga Demonstration

Experience the transforming power of yoga asanas in this beautiful demonstration from Ananda’s highly-trained teachers.

Storytelling from Ancient India with Murali Venkatrao

Murali’s gift for storytelling transports the listener into the rich tales of ancient India, where pearls of wisdom and joy may be discovered.

Music & Meditation

Uplift your consciousness with the joy-filled spiritual music of Ananda followed by a short, guided meditation with Nayaswamis Hriman and Padma to expand your awareness to discover the Joy within.


“Free Yourself from Worries, Habits, & Limiting Beliefs” with Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi

Join Ananda Washington inspiring talks with Ananda Worldwide spiritual directors Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi Novak.

As longtime devotees of Paramhansa Yogananda, Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi have worked closely with Swami Kriyananda since the late sixties. They have taught and lectured throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and India.

Between them, they have authored many books including: Touch of Light, Touch of Joy, How to Meditate, Lessons in Meditation, Faith is My Armor (a biography of Swami Kriyananda), The 30-Day Essentials Series (practical and inspiring advice on various topics including marriage, career, & wellness from a yogic perspective)

Jyotish and Devi are recipients of the United Nations Global Ambassador of Peace Award, and prominent leaders in the worldwide meditation, yoga and intentional communities movement.

Afternoon Tea, Booksigning & Art Showing

At the end of our program, Jyotish and Devi will greet guests and sign books. Tea and gourmet light fare will be offered as well as the opportunity to enjoy the gallery of Jyotish’s meditation-infused fine art paintings.

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23305 Bothell Everett Highway
Bothell, WA 98021 United States
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