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! in this New Year 2015!

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.  Ananda Centers in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Main sponsor two retreats annually. They are highlights in our calendar and in our year.  Registration is now open…







Friday Evening Kirtan  in Providence  7:30 – 8:30pmfirst and third Fridays monthly.
We are happy to announce our new host for Friday Night Kirtan in Providence. ‘Now Yoga’ located at 286 Thayer Street. Providence, RI

Friday Kirtans in Westerly - discontinued until further notice.  Thank you to our Westerly friends who joined us.  We are looking to start-up again in the Spring or sooner.



Healing PrayerHealing Prayer Circle – 2nd Sunday Monthly

Have you ever been in a situation in which you desperately wanted and needed Divine assistance, but didn’t feel you had enough energy to magnetize the Divine response? And so, you asked a friend to help and pray you?  That’s what our Ananda Healing Prayer List and Healing Prayer Circles are for…



Joy of Meditation WorkshopmeditationsupportSaturday – March 14th

Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities.  It is a state in which the body is relaxed, the mind is focused, and the heart is open.  In the quietness of calm inner listening, it gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities.  Meditation is a means of connecting to those realities within yourself.  In this workshop you will learn…




movie-theatersSaturday Movie Satsang - March 14th

Join us monthly for a Saturday Afternoon Movie Satsang.  We start with a half hour Meditation and then watch an uplifting movie together. These satsangs are at the Hopkinton Center which is located on a beautiful horse farm.  This month…

Watch film, FINDING HAPPINESS, online…click on picture below!



Big dark pink Lotus Flower photoExperiencing Raja Yoga – 3rd Saturday Monthly

Starting February 21

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…







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