Join us for Sunday Service at 10am, followed by refreshments and satsang (fellowship).  We will remain open until 4pm.  Please stop by, meet our teachers, staff and new friends.  Upcoming events will be published on the calendar shortly.





AltarWall_THANK YOU to those who have contributed time, energy, ideas and helped us financially. Renovations are continuing and YOU can help us in this final phase!  Donations are still crucial at this time and no amount is too small.  Our Matching Fund of $2,500 continues… whatever you give will be doubled.  For more information and pictures of our progress, click here to help us open the doors!







Asha Patanjali 3Nayaswami Asha will be with us in Rhode Island,  leading Sunday Service on October 1st. With warmth and wisdom, Asha helps us to see how spiritual teaching can be woven into daily, ordinary life. She offers practical, real-life examples to guide us, to encourage us, and to support us for the journey of life. Her other speaking engagements in Rhode Island will be posted shortly.





Ongoing Events



Moonrise MeditationChanting by the Sea – Saturdays August 12 and August 26  5:30 – 6:30 pm
An evening stroll on the beach can be magical.Add chanting and meditation, and it’s bliss! More…






Long Chant – Deep Meditation
Sunday, AUGUST 13 1-2pm

Chanting has the power to open the heart, transform and uplift the soul. Join us for a session of ‘long-chant’ that is chanting the same chant for a half hour… allowing it to go deeper and deeper within.




Healing PrayerHealing Prayer Circle
3rd Sunday, August 20 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, new meeting time  is the 3rd Sunday.  Everyone is welcome.  Ananda Center Hopkinton




Ongoing Meditation Groups

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



devotees meditatingMeditation is the heart of our practice at Ananda.  Our Meditation Groups meet regularly throughout Rhode Island.  Please join us when you can.  All are welcome.  No previous experience with meditation is necessary. For information about a specific group, please click on the links below.  You may also call us at 401-524-4766



 Hope Valley-Tues    Wickford-Wed    Wickford-Thurs     Peacedale-Fri  

Please note that our Wickford-Thursday  and  Peacedale-Friday groups also include yoga.




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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