Join us at Ananda Rhode Island during this blessed season…

There’s  plenty of room at this ‘inn’ where the Guest is God! 


December at Ananda




christ1 8 hr CHRISTMAS MEDITATION -December 18 – Yogananda’s tradition of a day of meditation celebrating the “Spiritual Christmas” before celebrating the “Social Christmas”  has become the heart of Ananda’s Christmas season. This is a day dedicated to communion with Christ Consciousness…read more






christmasCHRISTMAS EVE Candlelight Service – December 24,  5:30–7pm. Join us on one of the most beautiful and devotional evenings of the year!  The coming of the baby Jesus is thrilling in itself, and also a profound symbol of the awakening Christ Consciousness within each of us.  Relive the Christmas story through chants, carols, Festival of Light and…read more




christmas-eveCHRISTMAS MORNING SERVICE –  December 25,    10–11:30am. Joy to the world…the Lord has come!   Join us in meditation, chanting, inspiration and Festival of Light…read more







pillar-candlesNEW YEAR’S EVE at ANANDA – DECEMBER 31, 6-8pm. Join us as we celebrate the blessings we have received in 2016 and affirm that which we want to bring into our lives in the New Year.  Our program is in two parts.  Come for either one, or both! Chanting of Gayatri Mantra 108 times in part 2. More info…






pillar-candlesBLESSINGS NEW YEAR 2017! – JANUARY 1, 2017, 10am-Noon.  Chanting Mahamritunjaya Mantra 108 times followed by our regular Sunday Service. More…





Other Offerings



bharat-meditationLONG-CHANT – DEEP MEDITATIONSunday, December 4th 1:15-2:15pm Chanting has the power to open the heart, transform and uplift the soul. Join us for a session of chanting for an extended time, leading into a deep meditation. More info...





Time With The MastersSaturday December 10th  The Time With The Masters was so precious last month, that we are offering it again!  We invite you to treat yourself to Time With The Masters. Our morning program will focus on some ‘jewels’ from Yogananda’s classic, Whispers From Eternity. In the afternoon we will have Yogananda’s Energization Exercises followed by an Extended Meditation with Chanting.  Come for all or part of the day. 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     Ananda Center-Fri    Peacedale-Fri       Wickford Sat.






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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