Welcome to Ananda Rhode Island

Meditation — Yoga Classes — Chanting and Kirtan

Sunday Service — Healing Prayer Circle — and much more!

Above all, cultivate the habit of meditation.  This is the inner switch you turn on to connect yourself with the Infinite.~ Paramhansa Yogananda

Meditation is the heart of our spiritual tradition at Ananda.  We offer meditation throughout the week. Some meditations are at the end of a Yoga Class, and others are separate programs.  All Meditations are guided and no previous experience with is necessary.   See full Meditation Schedule here

Next Course Begins March 4th – May 13th 2023

Lead by Ananda RI Minister Kyle McDonald

The Living the Principles of Self-Realization course is based on the book “The Art & Science of Raja Yoga” by Swami Kriyananda. This 10 week in depth exploration of Raja Yoga offers insight into the universality of yoga principles and how to apply them to every area of your life. Topics include: yoga philosophy, meditation instruction, yoga postures, diet guidelines, breathing practices, personal routines, and principles of health.

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Weekly Online Schedule

Join All of Our Online Classes Below

With the exception of Dhuti’s singalongs, which has a separate link

(Please see below in schedule)

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11AM – NOON:  Sunday Service in-person & online

NOON – 12:30PM:    Potluck & Social Satsang 

12:45 – 2:15PM: (1st Sunday of the Month) Long Meditation with Kyle in-person & online

12:45- 1:45PM  (3rd Sundays):  Healing Prayer Circle with Ines in-person 

1:00-2:30 PM (Last Sunday of the Month)  Group Chanting: Kirtan in-person 


9AM – 10:30AM:  Stretch, Breathe, Meditate with Kyle in-person & online


9AM – 10AM:  Morning Yoga with Sam in-person & online

Noon-12:45 PM: Meditation with Kelly Doyle in-person & online (Location: 494 Annaquatucket Rd, North Kingstown, RI @ Shanti House)


9AM – 10AM:  Morning Yoga with Kelly in-person & online

10:00AM – 10:30AM: Meditation with Kelly in-person & online

6:30 – 7:30PM:     Evening Yoga with Pam in-person & online


10:30AM – 11AM: Ananda Sing Alongs with Dhuti   online only   To Join, Click Link Here


9AM — 10AM: Morning Yoga with Kelly online and in-person

10-10:30 AM: Meditation with Kelly online and in-person


9AM – 10:15AM: Saturday Morning Yoga with Sam in-person & online

10:30AM – 11:30 AM: Guitar Class with Dhuti online only  To Join, Click Link Here

12:30PM – 1:30 PM: Ananda Sing Alongs with Dhuti online only  To Join, Click Link Here


Make a Donation

If you would like to make a donation for our online programs, there are many ways to do so. Please go HERE to donate. Thank you! 


Purification Ceremony 1st Sunday, 11:00-11:15am 

FIRE CEREMONY – A purification ceremony to help the spiritual aspirant release negative energy and attract positive energy. We gather around a small fire, chanting the Gayatri Mantra and the Mahamrimunjaya Mantra while pouring ghee (symbolic of our devotion) and tossing rice (seeds of our past karma) into the fire. Participants are invited to burn a small piece of paper containing their spiritual intention.

Long Meditation (1.5 hrs) , 1st Sunday, 12:45-2:15pm

LONG MEDITATION – Lead by Ananda Minister Kyle Mcdonald. P. Yogananda counseled sincere meditators to have at least one longer meditation per week in addition to what they practice daily. He said a longer meditation serves as an opportunity for the spiritual aspirant to dive deeper into the silence within where true intuition is experienced. Practicing in a group is also a valuable opportunity to meditate with those who have more experience.

Healing Prayer Circle, 3rd Sunday, 12:30-1:30pm

HEALING PRAYER CIRCLE– We use the Divine Will Healing techniques taught by Paramhansa Yogananda.  Guided Prayers, Affirmations, Visualizations and other healing techniques – helps in opening the hearts and minds of all who participate and bring many blessings to those who receive.  Everyone is welcome! Learn More

Monthly Kirtan: Group Chanting Last Sunday 1:00-2:15pm

“Chanting is half the battle!” -Paramhansa Yogananda.

You cannot take one step on the spiritual path without devotion. Chanting is the most effective way to awaken the hearts natural love. Kirtan is the practice of chanting spiritual songs together in a group and meditating on their effects. Join us the last Sunday of each month from 1:30-2:45 p.m. for group chanting. Learn More

Read Autobiography of A Yogi for Free

Autobiography of a Yogi has touched the hearts of millions of seekers throughout the world. The techniques and ideas you will learn at Ananda are inspired by this remarkable book and the non-sectarian teachings of its author, Paramhansa Yogananda.

Read the first-hand account of the life experiences of Paramhansa Yogananda, a spiritual master.  This book has sold millions of copies and is beloved around the world by those interested in yoga and spirituality. READ ONLINE FOR FREE at  GoYogananda.com

Ananda Rhode Island is the main Teaching Center on the US East Coast
We are the only Ananda Church on the US East Coast
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