Summertime at Ananda Rhode Island






Ram Smith, a former minister at Ananda RI who is now living and serving at Ananda LA with his wife, Dikshini, will be leading Sunday Service on July 9th.






Erin Vinacco, our dear friend who now lives and serves at the Living Wisdom School at Ananda Portland, will be speaking to us during lunch after Sunday Service on July 9th about her experiences in teaching  the “Ananda” way.  Join us for Lunch & Learn a new monthly Sunday program at Ananda RI.




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Mary Kretzmann will be leading the Healing with Divine Energy Retreat (July 14-16th) and Sunday Service on July 16th.





Our New Church

AltarWall_Renovations continue in our new church and YOU can help us open the doors! Donations are crucial at this time, no amount is too small.  We have donors who will match donations up to $2,500… this means that whatever you give will be doubled.  For more information and pictures of our progress, click here to help us open the doors!

Thank you!



Ongoing Events





Long Chant – Deep Meditation
Sunday, July 9: 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.




Healing PrayerHealing Prayer Circle
3rd Sunday, July 16:  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. Please note, new meeting time  is the 3rd Sunday.  Everyone is welcome.  Ananda Center Hopkinton




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.




Peace and Harmony Prayer

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

Peace and Harmony PrayerTogether, 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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