Join Special Guest Teachers from Ananda Village

 Ananda Minister Jitendra and Brahmachari Sagar

Immerse yourself in the practical and transformational spiritual teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda for a three day weekend retreat. Receive inspiration, energy, and techniques to deepen your connection to your Self & God.

Guru Themed Kirtan (Devotional Music)

Guided Group Sadhana (Meditation, Chanting, etc) 

Individual Spiritual Counseling

Lectures on “Tools to Transcend Ego Consciousness” & “Attunement to the Guru

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This weekend retreat is inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda’s poem, “God’s Boatman”. In thrilling words and with an eternal promise, He assures the devotee (truth seeker):

“Oh! I will come back again and again!
Crossing a million crags of suffering,
With bleeding feet, I will come,
If need be, a trillion times,
As long as I know that
One stray brother is left behind.”

Paramhansa Yogananda has given us a hopeful and inspiring formula for our liberation: 25% the devotees efforts 25% the Guru’s Grace and 50% the Grace of God. In this retreat you will learn how you can engage and energize your personal efforts (25%) as well as how to cultivate receptivity and attunement (harmony) with God’s Grace (75%).  

Weekend Offerings


7:00-8:30 p.m. Kirtan (Devotional Chanting): The Guru


7:00-8:30 a.m: Morning Sadhana (Guided Meditation, Chanting, etc.)  
9-10:15 a.m: Yoga Asana (Postures) Class
10:30-12:00: Lecture – “Tools to Transcend Ego-Consciousness” 
12:15-1:15: Lunch Break (Lunch Provided)
1:15-2:30 p.m: Spiritual Counseling with Jitendra & Sagar
3-4:30 p.m. Lecture – “Attunement with the Guru”


8:00-9:30 a.m: Morning Sadhana (Guided Meditation, Chanting, etc.)
11:00-12:15 p.m: Sunday Service 
12:15-1:15 p.m: Social Lunch
1:30- 2:15 p.m: Spiritual Counseling with Jitendra & Sagar

Local Overnight Accommodations 

The Hamilton Village Inn / North Kingstown, RI * closest accommodation 

Town Place Suites by Marriot / North Kingstown RI / 4.5 miles / 10 minute drive
Hampton Inn / South Kingstown, RI / 9 miles / 16 minute drive

Hosted by Jitendra & Sagar

Jitendra Guidon, Director of Online with Ananda’s Online Outreach ministry, is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda living at Ananda Village in Northern California. While serving with Ananda, he enjoys spreading the ancient teachings of Yoga to all truth seekers around the world and look forward to connecting with new friends from different backgrounds and affiliations.

After reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda, Jitendra began his journey with the teachings and meditation in 2006. He continues to feel the inner transformation that comes with the power of the techniques. He is a certified Ananda Meditation instructor and Ananda Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance (RYT 200).

Jitendra is originally from Rhode Island, where he helped lead the Ananda Yoga and Meditation Center and aided in spreading the path of Self-realization in Boston and New York City. He has taught meditation in diverse settings including yoga studios, government agencies, colleges, high schools, rehabilitation centers and more.

Brahmachari Sagar, led Ananda’s work in Mumbai for about five years and has served Ananda’s work in India and the US as a teacher and counselor to students and as a meditation and stress-relief workshop facilitator for corporates.

Sagar currently serves in Ananda’s Online Ministry. He is one of the principal instructors for the Ananda Course in Meditation and has helped create several such online offerings and webinars.