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Ananda Sunday Service

April 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Ananda Sunday Service

“Your religion is not the garb you wear outwardly, the thoughts and beliefs in which you enclose yourself. Your religion is the garment of Light you weave around your heart.”—Paramhansa Yogananda


devotees meditating

All are welcome!

Based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda whose mission is, in his words:

“to awaken people to their need for Self-realization, through meditation, and in keeping good company, or fellowship, with other truth-seeking souls…to bring back to the world the original teachings and science of yoga as taught by Krishna, and the original Christianity of Jesus Christ.”

On Sunday January 15 we will celebrate PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA’s BIRTHDAY with a flower ceremony.  Please bring a flower of your choice, or you may use one of ours.  Master’s actual birthday was on January 5th and we intended to celebrate it last Sunday, but there was no Sunday Service due to the snow storm.

10:00am  Purification Ceremony & Meditation

10:45am   Sunday Service

12:00pm   Vegetarian Potluck Lunch

Please note, our Service ends at noon, and we invite you to stay for vegetarian potluck lunch.  At times we may also have a discussion after lunch to which you are also invited.


Join Second Sunday monthly for a Healing Prayer Circle 1:15-2:15




Purification Ceremony, as it is offered by Ananda, is a simple and meaningful ceremony. It was created through the inspiration of Swami Kriyananda, who saw the need for a ceremony that allows one to open one’s heart to the flow of God’s grace.


Sunday Service includes group chanting and a brief meditation ending with an affirmation. A reading from commentaries on scriptures of East and West create the theme for an inspirational talk. Also, we conclude with an “Festival of Light” ceremony, thus creating the space to open your heart to the Divine within.


Joy is Within You!



April 23
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Jiavanna Skolnik


Ananda Hopkinton
40 Collins Road,
Hopkinton, RI 02882 United States
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