Let us learn how to make our celebration of Christmas a real commemoration of this holy life of Christ, to make it a spiritual and uplifting experience.

~ Paramhansa Yogananda













8 Hour Christmas Meditation – Sunday December 17

Along with the many other opportunities to enjoy Christmas, we invite you to share powerful times in the silence of meditation.


The 8 hour Christmas Meditation is a tradition founded by Paramhansa Yogananda and carried forward by Swami Kriyananda, and Ananda Centers throughout the world. The longer Christmas meditation has for decades been the spiritual celebration of Christ for Ananda, and is one of the most inspiring days of the year!


We encourage everyone to come for all or part of the day. It will bless you all year long.  More info…


SUNDAY SERVICE Please note that we will not be having our regular Sunday Service at Ananda RI on this coming Sunday, December 17.  We will be having  our 8 Hour Christmas Meditation.  See post above. Or click here.





New Minister


We are happy to announce that on Sunday November 19th Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Leaders of Ananda Worldwide, were in Rhode Island and they ordained Kyle McDonald as an Ananda Minister.  Kyle has been a devotee of Paramhansa Yogananda  since 1997 and a Kriyaban since 2007.    She is one of our Sunday Service Leaders, an Ananda Meditation and Yoga Teacher, and a certified Yoga Therapist.  And, she is a loving friend and  guide to all of us.  More…





 Yoga & Meditation at Ananda

Click below for our ongoing schedule:





Meditation is the heart of our practice at Ananda.  We offer meditation daily. Some meditations are at the end of a Yoga Class, and others are separate programs.  Meditations are guided – no previous experience with meditation is necessary.


In addition to the listings on our Center schedule, we have two meditation and yoga programs that meet at other sites. For more information, Click the links below:


 Hope Valley Meditation      South County-Friday









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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