Sri Yogananda, guide to inner freedom,

steal into my heart of hearts, banish my delusions




 Ananda Annual Kriya Yoga Retreat

Friday, May 5 – Sunday, May 7, 2017

Pranaba & ParvatiJoin Nayaswamis Pranaba and Parvati and devotees from throughout the East Coast for our annual Kriya Yoga Retreat at beautiful Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in North Andover, MA.  There will be Kriya Initiations for those who have already prepared and been approved, and alternate classes for those who are new to Kriya or want to find out more about it.  For more information, please click here



1-For SaleOn Wednesday, March 15, Ananda Rhode Island purchased this precious building, the historic Advent Church, in which to share the teachings of Self-Realization.  It is located adjacent to Historic Wickford Village, in North Kingstown, RI.  Centrally located in the state, easily accessible from all directions and close to public transportation, we look forward to serving you there soon.  We are in the process of making some upgrades and renovations, and invite you to consider making a donation to help us open the door!


Celebrate the Mahasamadhis of


Paramhansa Yogananda and Sri Yukteswar



Time With The Masters Saturday, March 11. Join us as we celebrate the Mahasamadhi of Paramhansa Yogananda and Sri Yukteswar. Time with the Masters is like spending time with yourself…only better …because you are with both your ‘self’ and your Self!  Doing it in a group may sound like a contradiction…however, meditating in a group for a longer (than usual) period of time gives us not only ‘alone’ time with the Masters (because it is silent, inward and intimate) but also the group energy lends us support to keep us steady in our meditation. We start with Energization at 12:30, then settle in for meditation More info..



Healing PrayerHealing Prayer Circle – 2nd Sunday, 1pm-2pm. Join us in exploring the Divine Will Healing techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda as we pray for each other, for those who have requested prayers, and for Planetary Peace and Healing. More info, click here





LONG CHANT – DEEP MEDITATIONSunday, March 26, 1-2pm Chanting has the power to open the heart, transform and uplift the soul. Join us for a session of ‘long-chant’ that is chanting the same chant for a half hour… allowing it to go deeper and deeper within ...more info





Ongoing Meditation Groups


“The secret of meditation is radiating blessings from your heart outward to all the world.”   Swami Kriyananda



devotees meditatingMeditation is the heart of our practice at Ananda.  Our Meditation Groups meet regularly throughout Rhode Island.  Please join us when you can.  All are welcome.  No previous experience with meditation is necessary. For information about a specific group, please click on the links below.  You may also call us at 401-524-4766



 Hope Valley-Tues    Wickford-Wed    Wickford-Thurs     Peacedale-Fri  


Please note that our Wickford-Thursday  and  Peacedale-Friday groups also include yoga.






“The secret of  inner peace is realizing that you cannot change the world, but you can change yourself.”    Swami Kriyananda


Peace and Harmony PrayerPeace and Harmony Prayer Together, let us send One Million prayers of Peace and Harmony to our planet.  Visualize the world bathed in the divine light, and then pray from your heart, “Lord, fill this world with peace and harmony, peace and harmony.” (10x) Then visualize yourself in divine light, and say, “Lord, fill me with peace and harmony, peace and harmony” (3x) Repeat this pray 5 times daily if you can…or, as often as you can.




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