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!!
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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“With his [Swami Kriyananda's] ability to inspire and uplift others, many have approached Swamiji and asked to be his disciple. He’s never accepted the role of guru, but always directs people’s devotion to Yogananda. Once an Ananda member asked him: “How should we relate to you, Swamiji? You’re certainly a friend, but to many of us, you’re so much more than that. How can we draw from you on a level not based in personality?”
His reply was profound: “What I aspire to be is a channel for the only true Friend any of us will ever have: God alone. I see each of you, too, as channels for my Infinite Friend. Whatever I can give you comes through me by Master’s grace. Only to the extent that I can attune myself with him do I receive the grace to help you truly on the path. The more your own faith and attunement goes to our true source in him, and beyond him to God, the more greatly you will be able to receive.” — excerpt form Faith is my Armour by Nayaswami Devi
Asha is known and loved for her ability to make the spiritual journey inviting, doable, filled with humor at our inevitable foibles, and full of hope for our eventual success. With warmth and wisdom, Asha is the perfect guide to show us how ancient spiritual teachings can be woven into modern, daily life.
KIRTAN in WESTERLY - Last Friday of the month! Join us at Studio 4 Yoga, 7-8pm for beautiful uplifting chanting…all are welcome!
Experiencing Raja Yoga – Monthly
Next workshop – May 30th
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.”