Ananda is a global movement based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, who showed how everyone can realize joy within themselves and in their daily lives.








Kriya Weekend Retreat


April 22-24, 2016, North Andover, MA: Weekend Kriya Retreat led by Nayaswamis Ananta and Maria, and Sanjan Thelen, Director of Ananda Kriya Sangha in America. Kriya Yoga is a meditation technique that quickly accelerates one’s spiritual growth, first made widely known by Paramhansa Yogananda in his Autobiography of a Yogi. Join us for an experiential retreat in which you will learn how to prepare for Kriya Yoga initiation. There will also be initiations into the basic and higher techniques for those who have been approved beforehand or wish to renew their vows. For more information and to register please click here.  RETREAT CENTER IS FULL – DAY GUESTS ONLY  for information, call Jiavanna at 401-524-4766.

While many of us will be on the retreat, a few have stayed home so that there will still be Sunday Service at the Hopkinton Center this  Sunday, April 24!

Big dark pink Lotus Flower photo


April 29 – May 1

Please do not be alarmed if the links below take you to a page with a different date…the dates below are correct, and if you go to the events through our calendar, it will reflect the same date as below…..oh the joys of technology!





Friday April 29 KIRTAN in Wickford 6-7pm





CO6A4083cbv-400x267Saturday April 30 – three Meditations

Wickford   9 am – Group Meditation

Hopkinton  10:30 am – Joy of Meditation Workshop

Hopkinton  1:00 pm – Samadhi Meditation





Sunday May 1 – Sunday Service

Hopkinton 10am Purification Ceremony

11:45 am Service begins


Big dark pink Lotus Flower photo



We thank Chris Belanger and his wife, Karen for the opportunity to teach and have an information table at the Rhode Island Yoga Festival on April 9th.  What a joy it was to be there with everyone!  Congratulations to them on this their 3rd Year.  We are looking forward to the fourth year!!  A couple of pictures from the Festival

RIYF - Table 2 Kerry 2016

RIYF - Kirtan 3 2016




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