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 We have teaching Centers to serve you in Providence and Hopkinton RI. Visit us and discover that JOY IS WITHIN YOU


JOY TO YOU! Happy Spring!!

May this be a year in which we play our roles really well!


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Life is a movie in serial form.  Each installment is engrossing, new, stirring, and delivered with fantastic complexity.  Great minds are stars in the movie production: they command universal attention from the audience.  We cannot all be stars, however.  Don’t mind if you are not a main player in life’s movie.  No motion picture ever consists of only one player, or one event.  Your role, even though it be short or seemingly insignificant, has its own importance.  Without you the “plot” would be incomplete.  In the eyes of the Director, an actor who plays his role well, whatever it be, is, in his own special way, a star, adding luster to the whole production.Paramhansa Yogananda

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ANNUAL KRIYA YOGA RESIDENTIAL RETREAT     MAY 1-3   We are blessed that Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi, Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, will be leading our Kriya Yoga retreat and initiations this Spring.  They will be joined by Nayaswami Devarshi, head of the Ananda Kriya Ministry.  Ananda Centers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Main sponsor two retreats annually. These Retreats are highlights in our calendar and in our year.  Rooms at the Retreat Center are FULL. . . if you want to attend the retreat, please call us for other options….







Attention, Men!  What does it mean to be a modern man?  More importantly, what does it mean to be a spiritual man? Next meeting of Men’s Group is Sunday, May 17.  Join us, and share your ideas and suggestions about what direction you would like to take. . .






kirtan-215x140Friday Evening Kirtan  in Providence  7:30 – 8:30pmfirst and third Fridays monthly at ‘Now Yoga’ located at 286 Thayer Street. Providence, RI

PLEASE NOTE – NO KIRTAN – FRIDAY MAY 1st We will all be on retreat.  See you May 15th







Big dark pink Lotus Flower photoExperiencing Raja Yoga – Monthly

Next workshop – May 23rd

Raja Yoga encompasses all the different types of Yoga, including meditation, devotional practices, dispassionate discrimination and wisdom, as well as the physical postures well-known in the West. Raja Yoga offers a scientific approach to the spiritual life, with techniques for stilling the mind and expanding our consciousness.  The topic for this workshop is THE POWER OF  AFFIRMATION  “Peace…is one of the silent aspirations of every heart.”









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