“Jesus Christ Is Born This Day” explored through Art

Saturday, December 2, 10:30a – 1p, $35. Ananda Community, Lynnwood

Consider the deep meaning of Christmas with Robyn and Jamuna as they tell the story through the wisdom of Yogananda and the power of art. 

Children’s Christmas Party

Sunday, December 10, 10a – 11:45a, Free. Blue Lotus Temple

All children are welcome to gather for a Christmas story, singalong carols, holiday activity, a visit with Santa, and refreshments!

Christmas Kirtan

Saturday, December 16, 7p – 9p, Free! Blue Lotus Temple

This evening we celebrate the Christ in us and in all creation in chanting and song. The evening will include ceremony readings as well as chants by Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda. A period of meditation will follow and end at 9 p.m. 

All are welcome.

Christmas Pageantry Sunday Service

December 17, 10 a.m. to 11: 30 p.m. Free, Blue Lotus Temple

Christ Lives in You!

Will the wise thoughts and inspirations come to honor the Christ consciousness in the humble manger of our peaceful hearts? Christmas is a universal and timeless celebration honoring the divine light of our souls. This light is born in the darkened chamber of silent, inner communion when the humble shepherds guarding the flock of our thoughts join with the wisdom inspirations of our soul. The pageantry of the story of the birth of Jesus Christ is a timeless symbol of our own awakening.

Bring the whole family as we celebrate together and add Christmas caroles to the event, with refreshments to follow. 

Christmas Caroling & All Sangha Party

Sunday, December 17, 11:30a – 1p, Free. Blue Lotus Temple

All are welcome!

After the Pageantry Sunday Service we’ll enjoy some traditional Christmas carols and then go to the Yoga Hall next door for delicious sweets and savories. 

Christmas Meditation Retreat

Saturday, December 23, 10a – 6p, Free. Blue Lotus Temple

Each Christmas we continue the tradition begun by Paramhansa Yogananda of a day of meditation to seek the Christ light within ourselves. This is the spiritual Christmas: inner communion with Christ and the Masters. A schedule will be published showing breaks for chanting and comfort and we will have a list of suggestions for meditation protocols so that the sanctuary will be deep and silent. All meditators are welcome. There will be a half-hour break in the afternoon.

Christmas Eve (Daytime) Sunday Service

Sunday, December 24, 10a – 11:15a, Free. Blue Lotus Temple

This year’s Christmas Eve Service will be held at the normal time for Sunday services: 10 a.m. (There will NOT be an evening service this year.)

The eve of Christmas offers us a tangible experience of the vibration of goodness, warmth, and universal fellowship born of the Christ light within us. Together we can feel the Christ presence on this holy day.

Christmas Eve at the Community

Sunday, December 24, 6p – 7:30p, Free! Ananda Community, Lynnwood

All are welcome! Rain, shine or snow we gather in joy and fellowship to sing Christmas carols, chant together, meditate and share Christmas treats.

Christmas Day Supper at Ananda Community

Monday, December 25, 1p – 3p, Free. Ananda Community, Lynnwood

Ananda Community welcomes all to dine with us on Christmas Day. The vegetarian meal will be simple but tasty and full of heartfelt warmth. Reservations required, however so we can make room for all.


Afterwards some residents will open their homes to share desserts and conversation.

New Year’s Eve Sunday Service

Sunday, December 31, 10a – 11:15a, Blue Lotus Temple

New Year’s Eve at Ananda Community

December 31, 7p – 9p, Free. Ananda Community, Lynnwood

Community residents invite you to a rousing service and silent meditation to welcome the 2024 New Year. We’ll use affirmations, chants, and readings to help us meditate in silent welcoming of the New Year. 

Paramhansa Yogananda Birthday Morning Meditation

Friday, January 5, 2024, 7a – 9a, Free. Hansa Temple at Ananda Community, Lynnwood

Ananda Community welcomes you to come Friday morning to meditate on the life and living presence of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the now famous “Autobiography of a Yogi” and avatar for a new age.

Enter or leave quietly at any time but there will be chants, readings, and meditation to invoke the vibration and blessings of Yogananda-ji.

 Paramhansa Yogananda Birthday Commemoration

Friday, January 5, 7p – 9p, Free at Blue Lotus Temple

The Blue Lotus Temple in Bothell welcomes you to celebrate the birth and life of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of “Autobiography of a Yogi.” This evening we will commemorate Yogananda’s life and living presence with chants, music, readings, ceremony and meditation. All are welcome.

Paramhansa Yogananda’s Birthday Family Sunday Service

Sunday, January 7, 10a – 11:30a, Free. Blue Lotus Temple

All the family is welcome to celebrate the birth of Paramhansa Yogananda in January of 1893. Today’s Service will include a drama presentation of a story from Yogananda’s childhood for the whole family.

Paramhansa Yogananda Birthday Banquet

Sunday, January 7, 11:30a – 1p, $25 adults; $10 children 7-12 (Children free under 7 years old). Blue Lotus Temple

Prepaid reservations are required by Sunday, December 31 to attend this annual feast catered by Taste of India of Seattle. Click on the link above or call 425.806.3700 to register.

We celebrate Yogananda’s birth with this banquet in his memory serving traditional north Indian fare with chai and birthday cake to follow. The banquet will follow the family service that begins at 10 a.m.

Sunday Service honoring Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi 

Sunday, January 14, 10a – 11:30a. Free. Blue Lotus Temple

Today’s Service will honor the lives, wisdom, and sacrifice of two great freedom fighters who fought with love, strength, and wisdom. All are welcome!

Start the new year by LIVING IN JOY!