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

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 is a time of special grace and celebrations.  We invite you to join us at any or all of our holiday events.

Sunday, December 21- 8 hr Christmas Meditation

   The heart of the Christmas season at Ananda is an all day meditation, a tradition started by Paramhansa Yogananda. This is a time to step back from the busy holiday preparations, and truly focus on the Christ Consciousness. He encouraged people to celebrate the Spiritual Christmas before celebrating the Social Christmas by having an 8-hr meditation.  The soul truly welcomes periods of inner silence. You are invited to join us for all or part of the day…

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 

The Eve of Christmas is a truly beautiful time.  The Ananda Center in Hopkinton was once a barn…how appropriate that on Christmas Eve there is an outside luminaria lighting the way to the entrance.  Inside, candlelight and Christmas Lights are the setting for a joyous service including carols, chanting, meditation, Gospel and Festival of Light readings and a candle procession…

Christmas Morning Service 10-11:15am – Bearing ‘gifts’ of the heart, we approach the creche with our inner offerings.  Meditation, Chanting a short reading/talk and the Festival of Light, start the Christmas morn with blessings and joy…



kirtanFriday Evening Kirtan     7:30pm – 8:30pm
We are happy to announce our new host for Friday Night Kirtan.  ‘Now Yoga’ located at 286 Thayer Street. Providence, RI.







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