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Thank You for visiting us at Ananda Rhode Island



Ananda invites you to experience the joy of your own true nature. Discover an expanded sense of harmony, love and peace in your life through ancient and effective techniques of Meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritually oriented Hatha Yoga, Community and Friendship.  Our offerings are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, who showed how everyone can realize the Divine in their daily lives as a tangible, loving reality.   Yogananda has said that God is center everywhere, circumference nowhere. We take that statement seriously…our physical Center is in Hopkinton, RI, and from there we reach out into the wider community with meditations, kirtans and other programs throughout the state. Visit us and discover that Joy is Within You!






Peace and Harmony Prayer

Throughout Ananda, we have started using Yogananda’s “Peace and Harmony Prayer” at the end of each meditation or Sunday service.  If collectively we act as a great lens to focus peace and harmony, it will illuminate this earth and drive out the shadows.  Please join us. Be a channel of God’s Light. Pray the above prayer daily – saying the first line 10 times, and the second line 3 times.  Peace and Joy to you!



February Highlights




SATURDAY MOVIE SATSANG  This month’s date is Saturday February 6. Join us for a beautiful, dramatic and inspiring movie about the life of Paramhansa Yogananda…AWAKE!







flowerCHANTING IS HALF THE BATTLE! Saturday February 13.  Join us for a workshop of devotional chanting and prayers from Paramhansa Yogananda’s book, ‘Whispers From Eternity” ...experience the bliss!







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Mantra burstSACRED ART WORKSHOP – Likhita-Sunday, February 21st – Express the feelings of your heart’s aspirations as we explore likhita japa – a sacred art technique of writing mantras or words in colors and designs that inspire us…. and illuminated writing –in which our text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders and miniature illustrations…click here for more info






meditateLEARN TO MEDITATE, Saturday, February 27 – 10:30-Noon. Learn what meditation is, its physical and spiritual benefits, and the profound meditation technique of “hong sau” as taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.  For more information click here








Friday, February 19th, 6pm

Westshore Wellness – 459 Shady Lane, Warwick

Friday, February 26th, 6pm

Studio 4 Yoga – 36 High Street, Westerly, RI




RI YOGA FESTIVALSave the date!  Saturday – April 9 and join us at the annual RHODE ISLAND YOGA FESTIVAL.  Details for the Festival are being finalized, and we will post them on our site as soon as they are available.






 Big dark pink Lotus Flower photoTEACHERS ON THE ROAD – our Yoga and Meditation teachers are holding classes throughout the state.  There is a separate page listing of these events in progress.  Meanwhile…please check our calendar for Ananda Yoga and Meditation events near you.







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