Immerse yourself in the inspiration and Grace that flows from the music of Paramhansa Yogananda & his direct disciple Swami Kriyananda. The Music of Ananda has the power to uplift and transform your consciousness. This weekend experience can show you how to:

Awaken & Channel the Love of the Heart

Energize the Chakras (Spinal Energy Centers) 

Experience the Bliss of Higher Consciousness

During this FULL IMMERSION weekend (Hosted In-person & Online) participants are invited to attend classes and workshops on many topics, including:

  • What Makes Ananda Music Unique?
  • Instruction on Harmonium & Guitar
  • How to Sing with Ease and Inspiration 
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Performing Ananda Music: How to lead chanting & Kirtan
  • How Music Creates Consciousness

We invite you to share in the experience of kirtan (devotional chanting), a concert, instrument instruction, with many opportunities to sing, chant & play music together as a group. **No prior musical experience is necessary! You are welcome to participate as much as you feel inspired to. If you have a harmonium or guitar, please bring them.

Weekend Program

Music Weekend in Celebration of Swami Kriyananda’s Birthday

May 19-May 21, 2023 *All Classes are “Pay by Suggested Donation”

Friday Evening

7-9pm: Special Musical Tribute to Swami Kriyananda


10am-12:30pm: Short discourse: How Music Creates Consciousness. followed by: How to Sing with Ease and Inspiration: Voice Lessons

11:30-12:30: Sing Along with Dhuti

12:30-2pm: Lunch

2-5pm: Short Discourse: Opening the Doors of Devotion, followed by: Chanting, Harmonium, & Guitar Lessons. 


10-10:45am: Mantras, Meditation and Purification

11-12:15: Sunday Service

12:30: Potluck Lunch

1:30-3:30pm: Concert & Kirtan with the Ananda RI Kirtan Group + Special Musical Guests Vayu & Surya Castelli 

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

This weekend will be led by Dhuti Elizabeth Johnson, who has been performing and teaching Ananda Music for over 45 years. She was personally trained by Swami Kriyananda and has been the choir director at Ananda Village, Ananda India, along with various other Ananda Centers in the US. She now resides at Ananda Assisi and is one of the Music Directors. As an Ananda Minister & Light bearer, part of her ministry is traveling around the world teaching and sharing the joy and power of Ananda Music.