Ananda Farm Holiday Open House & 10th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, December 3, 12-4p. In-person at 732 Haven Place, Camano Island.

East West Center & Ananda Farm Christmas Faire
Saturday, December 10, 12-3p, In-person at Yoga Hall

CRYSTALS – BOOKS – ALPACA TEXTILES – HANDMADE SOAPS – CANDLES – HERBAL MEDICINES – BATH/BODY & MORE

Bringing Christ Back into Christmas
Saturday, December 10, 10:30a – 12p, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple & online

Nayaswami Hriman will share with us topics such as Yogananda’s revelations regarding the birth of Jesus; the Three Wise Men; the Star of Bethlehem; the lost years of Jesus; who was Jesus’ guru? Was Jesus born of a virgin? Israel’s links to India. Read more & register

Christmas Kirtan
Saturday, December 10, 7 – 8:30p, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple

Tune into the Spirit of the Holy Days of Christmas at the annual Ananda Christmas Kirtan.  

The kirtan will include chanting and singing, with inspired readings and brief silent periods, as well.  There will be a candle-light ceremony and our time together will end with a one-half hour meditation.  Words to the chants and songs will be provided for you to join along!  

All are welcome!  No need to sign-up ahead of time.  Just come with a joyful Spirit!

Children’s Christmas Party
Sunday, December 11, 10a-12p, In-person at Yoga Hall

For children of all ages. An in person Christmas gathering with story telling, music, crafts and more. Please call 425.806.3700 to register.

Walk in Winter Wonderland
Sunday, December 11, 5-7p, In-person at Ananda Community

You’re invited to the Ananda Community Lynnwood’s magical Christmas light display and Satsang! Take a stroll through the Wonderland of lights with a cup of hot cocoa or tea. Enjoy singing along to your favorite Christmas carols with friends and family. Cozy up around the campfire while snacking on refreshments and perhaps listening to a few Christmas stories as well. All are invited. This event is free.

Christmas Meditation Retreat
Saturday, December 17, 10a-6p, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple

This is the highlight of the Spiritual Christmas Season. We hope you can participate for all or part. All are welcome!

Christmas Pageantry Service
Sunday, December 18, 10-11:30a, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple & Livestreamed online

The entire family is welcome and Sunday School will be available for children during service, after the pageantry! Enjoy the music and pageantry of the holy season with friends old and new.

This is the main Christmas celebration for all the family!

Christmas Caroling & All Sangha Christmas Party
Sunday, December 18, 11:30a-1p, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple

After the festive Christmas Pageantry service, participate in 30 minutes of caroling and an all Sangha Christmas party! All voices are welcome. Song sheets provided.

Tasty sweets & savories for all at the All Sangha Christmas party.

Live Nativity Story at Ananda Farm
Friday, December 23, 3-6p, In-person at Ananda Farm

Visit “Bethlehem” this Christmas season, to witness a live reenactment of the birth of Jesus in the “alpaca land meadow” at Ananda Farm on south end Camano. The merchants will be selling hot apple cider and roasted chestnuts. Fires will be burning for warmth, and straw bales await the townsfolk to sit down and watch, as the world welcomes the newborn Christ in the humble stable of Bethlehem. The live creche will unfold after sunset under the same night’s sky, with the same moon and stars, as that fateful occasion so many seasons ago. Bring your own candle to light and offer at the altar of the Christ child, a warm jacket, and the warmth of the Christmas season. 

Please arrive between 3 and 4 pm, as the gate will be closed at sundown, once the procession is set to begin (no cars in Bethlehem). 

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Saturday, December 24, 9-10p, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple & Livestreamed online

Enjoy the glow of the holy season on this sacred night. All are welcome!

Christmas Day Service
Sunday, December 25, at 1p!, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple & Livestreamed online

Please note this Sunday service is at a different time than the usual.

All are welcome!

Sunday Service & New Year’s Celebration
Sunday, January 1, at 10a, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple & Livestreamed online

All are welcome!

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Inspirational Paramhansa Yogananda Birthday Evening
Thursday, January 5, at 7-8p, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple & Livestreamed online

Each year we celebrate the birth of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of one of the 20th century’s most famous spiritual books: “Autobiography of a Yogi.” Born in India on January 5, 1893, Yogananda came to America in 1920 to live. 

Paramhansa Yogananda Birthday Family Sunday Service
Sunday, January 8, at 10-11:30a, In-person at Blue Lotus Temple & Livestreamed online

All are welcome!

Paramhansa Yogananda Birthday Indian Banquet
Sunday, January 8, at 11:30a-2:30p, In-person at Yoga Hall

Join us after Sunday Service for this catered Indian banquet to celebrate the birthday of Paramhansa Yogananda.

Advance reservations needed, $25/person. Children under 10 are $10/person and children under 5 are free.

Each year we celebrate the birth of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of one of the 20th century’s most famous spiritual books: “Autobiography of a Yogi.” Born in India on January 5, 1893, Yogananda came to America in 1920 to live.