Welcome to Ananda Rhode Island

Untitled-11Ananda 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


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“Meditation is the pickaxe which opens up all the covers of consciousness, and brings forth all the fountain of God’s ever-new joy. Meditation is complete relaxation, the only way to know God. You can do everything else but meditate, and you will never find that joy which comes when the thoughts are silent. You may ask, how do I know there is such a joy as you describe? This is my testimony: If you practice every day deeply and consistently, you will find that joy, ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new, ever-increasingly manifest within you. And with practice it will stay with you in activity and in silence alike; even in sleep. It is a joy that will constantly guide you to right action in everything and will respond to your prayers.
~Paramhansa Yogananda





Here for Thanksgiving!

Join us in welcoming our dear friend


Brahmachari Jitendra

At Ananda Rhode Island we are offering a special prayer of Thanksgiving. Our beloved brother and friend Brahmachari Jitendra with be with us this coming week-end and through the Thanksgiving holiday!

We are grateful to Jitendra for his years of service at Ananda Rhode Island as a Sunday Service Leader, Ananda Meditation Teacher, Ananda Yoga Teacher, Kirtan Leader, Webmaster and most especially, friend to all.  In December 2014 he moved to Ananda Village in Nevada City, California, where he is co-director of Ananda Online Classes and the Ananda Virtual Community. He leads meditations, discussions and healing prayers weekly.  Although we get to see and talk with him online,  we are very grateful that he will be here with us in person! We have certainly missed his presence here in Rhode Island, and rejoice in his return.

While here, Jitendra will be leading a number of programs in Rhode Island and in New York City.  We invite you to share in our joy and attend whenever you can.  For more information, please see his schedule here.

389326_377847432315415_691928963_nWe are happy to announce that Jitendra will be

Co-Leading Sunday Service – November 22

Leading Sunday Service – November 29

He will be with Ananda New York City

Sunday & Monday evenings – November 22 and November 23




KIRTAN in WARWICK – November 20– 6-7pm due to another obligation Jitendra will not be leading Kirtan on this date

West Shore Wellness, 459 Sandy Lane, Warwick,RI

KIRTAN in WESTERLY –  November 27 – Sorry to announce that this KIRTAN IS CANCELLED FOR TONIGHT – RESCHEDULED TO TOMORROW NIGHT – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 6PM at ANANDA HOPKINTON – 40 Collins Road, Hopkinton – more information








IMG_6372The Path of Kriya Yoga: The Teachings of Yogananda

4-week course in NYC with Kyle McDonald

Starts – Tuesday, September 29, 6-7:30pm
Open Center, 22 E. 30th Street, New York, NY
We are happy to announce that this series opened with 30 participants at the first class!  And registration grew as the class progressed.  It was a successful venture for both Open Center and for Ananda Rhode Island and Ananda New York City.  Kyle has been invited to teach at Open Center again in the Spring.  We will keep you updated on the details!

Kyle is a certified Ananda Yoga and Meditation Teacher.  She teaches on Fridays at the South County YMCA in Peacedale , As part of the Leadership Team  of Ananda Rhode Island, she also leads our Sunday Service Satsang monthly.




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