If we meditate on our blessings, on what we have to be thankful for rather than upon the trials, ills, and worries that beset or disturb us, we shall begin to know God Paramhansa Yogananda

        Dear Friends, We are experiencing computer problems with our Calendar.  It is listing all times an hour later than they are.  For correct time for Yoga and Meditations please refer to: 


for other events, please refer to the time as listed on this home page.  We hope to have this issue resolved soon.  Thank you for your patience.      



Nayaswami Jyotish and Nayaswami Devi




Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi travel throughout the United States, India, and Europe speaking on spiritualizing daily life and the practice of Kriya Yoga meditation. We are overjoyed and privileged to have them visit Ananda Rhode Island on their return from India en route to California. They will be leading Sunday Service at Ananda RI on Sunday, November 19th, and after our potluck vegetarian lunch, they will be sharing slides of their recent time in India...more info click here



Friday, November 17th 1-3pmNayaswamis Jyotish and Devi will receive an award at the 2017 Annual Award Ceremony – 21st Anniversary  from the Institute of International Social Development - Theme – “Realization of our one human family through Spirituality and the UN Goals. Tillman Chapel at the UN Church Center - 777 UN Plaza (1st Avenue and 44th Street), New York 10017.  Attendance is open to the public.






Saturday, November  18 - 7-8pm 


Michelle Dossett- Ananda Boston &  Jitendra Guindon- Ananda Village

Join us in an evening of sacred chanting which has the power to transform and uplift the soul, and to open the heart. Most chants are simple to learn, so you’ll be able to join in easily your first time. Words are provided. We’ll sing many beautiful chants in English as well as some Indian chants accompanied by harmonium. No previous experience necessary, Donation appreciated

Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center, 714 Ten Rod Rd, No. Kingstown, RI




New Minister


IMG_6372We are happy to announce that while Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are in Rhode Island they will ordain 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...


Thanksgiving at Ananda Rhode Island

  We have so much to be thankful for this year, especially our new location in North Kingstown.    We typically have members from out of town join us for the week-end, and it is a real celebration!  We invite you to join us also!  Here is the offering for Thanksgiving Day...and we invite you to check our website as we enter other events for the week-end.  We are thankful that you have visited our website, and invite you to join us in celebrating all the blessings we all receive and share....



Thanksgiving Day

Please join us for all or any part of the day

10am - Noon - Gratitude Celebration - including an opening ceremony, meditation, chanting, and a special sharing Gratitude Ceremony

Noon - ??  Potluck vegetarian lunch at our  Center,  and  a wonderful walk in nature afterwards -- dessert!


Ongoing Events



SUNDAY SERVICE - Sundays 10am-Noon.  Followed by potluck refreshments afterwards.  Please check Sunday Service bar at the top of this page for more details.


Healing PrayerHealing Prayer Circle 2nd Sunday, November 12,  1pm - 2pm

Join us in exploring the Divine Will Healing techniques of Paramhansa Yogananda as we pray for each other, for those who have requested prayers, and for Planetary Peace and Healing. Please note, for November and December the Healing Prayer Circle will meet on the Second Sunday - November 12 and December 10.  Everyone is welcome.



 Meditation & Yoga


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From pools of inner silence, I sip the sparkling waters of  Thy Peace.                 Swami Kriyananda



devotees meditatingMeditation is the heart of our practice at Ananda.  In addition to the Meditations listed on our  Yoga and Meditation Schedule, we have two meditation groups that meet at other sites. 


We offer a meditation daily at Ananda Meditation & Yoga Center.  Some meditations are at the end of a Yoga Class, and some are separate programs.  Meditations are guided, and no previous experience with meditation is necessary. Click below for our ongoing weekly schedule...



"The secret of meditation is radiating blessings from your heart outward to all the world."   Swami Kriyananda


For information about our off-site meditation groups, please click on the links below.  You may also call us at 401-524-4766

 Hope Valley-Tues      Peacedale-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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Read the first-hand account of the life experiences of Paramhansa Yogananda, a spiritual master.  This book has sold millions of copies and is beloved around the world by those interested in yoga and spirituality. READ ONLINE FOR FREE at  GoYogananda.com