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SPIRIT OF THE SEASON

December 10 @ 7:00 pm 7:45 pm PST

Each year East West Bookshop have offered this inspiring, heart-warming event around Christmas to share with you, our customers and friends, our gratitude for your patronage.

This year, the event will be online only, streaming from the Yoga Hall at Ananda in Bothell, home of East West. 

This event includes music, chanting, a Vedic fire ceremony, short guided meditation, a talk from Bhima (store manager), and a special “Thank You” Gift from East West.

This event will be held via ZOOM. Please register via the link below. You must enter your name and email in the registration link to receive your zoom login link. We will send you our special Thank You 25% off Coupon via the email you register with. You must attend the event to receive the coupon. Coupon can only be used on in-store, in-person merchandise (not events) at our store located at Ananda 23305 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Bothell, WA 98021. 

Words to the Chants we’ll be offering:

AUM NAMO NARAYANA (Mantra, music by Swami Kriyananda)

“When I Awake” by Swami Kriyananda

When I awake I’ll see Thy face, When I awake I’ll see Thy light!

Mother awake me from my dreams! Mother awake me in Thy light!

Hand in hand we’re dancing together, dancing together in Thy light!

“At Thy Feet” by Paramhansa Yogananada

Listen to my soul song

Listen to my heart’s song

In secret in my soul

I will gather blossoms for Thee

Dipping them in devotion

I will lay them at Thy Feet.

Gayatri Mantra (for Fire Ceremony)

oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥa swaḥa

savitur vareṇyaṃ 

bhargo devasya dhīmahi 

dhiyo yo naḥ pracho dayāt

– Rigveda 3.62.10

Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (for Fire Ceremony)

oṃ tryambakaṃ yajāmahe 

sugandhiṃ puṣhṭi-vardhanam
urvārukam iva bandhanān 

mṛityor mukṣhīya mā ‘mṛitāt OM

 Rigveda (RV 7.59.12)