Welcome to Ananda

Ananda is dedicated to the belief, born of experience, that you can live in joy. We teach effective techniques for expanding your sense of self, such as meditation, Kriya Yoga, spiritual Hatha Yoga, and divine friendship.

Conference Contact Information

Hospitality Coordinator – Room Sharing, Registration Help, and General Questions:
Melissa Barnes – mgjbarnes@msn.com

Seva/Volunteer Coordinator:
Luba Shapiro – lubashapiro@yahoo.com

Ananda on the East Coast

Home of the only Ananda meditation & yoga teaching center on the East Coast of the U.S. The Rhode Island community purchased and refurbished a 200 year old church where regular yoga, meditation, Sunday services, and more are offered. For those interested in Kriya Yoga Initiation, the RI teaching center is the only location to offer all of the prerequisite steps, as well as the initiation, in person. 
In addition to the church, Ananda Rhode Island is also in the process of developing 100 acres of land to create a residential spiritual cooperative community; a place where spiritual seekers can live, work, and worship together. For more information visit: www.anandarhodeisland.org

The first Ananda community on the East Coast of the U.S. (Over 30 years) The Maine/Newhampshire group now gathers at “Ananda House” an ashram in Ogunquit, ME, once a month for meditation, chanting, community, and more. For more information contact gurupriya.ananda@gmail.com

Ananda Boston offers a weekly Saturday morning meditation group where devotees from all across New England gather together. Boston is also the home of an ashram where yogis from other Ananda communities stay when visiting. For more information visit: www.anandaboston.org 

The Ananda New York  community gathers in different locations around the city periodically hosting visiting ananda ministers, musicians, and more. Ananda New York has also inspired a spiritual camping group that travels around the north east to hike, camp, sing together, and more. For more information visit: www.anandanewyork.org

Ananda Online

The Ananda Virtual Community is a vibrant fellowship of sincere seekers and meditators from across the globe.

Explore the Ananda Virtual Community

Ananda Worldwide offers a variety of courses on a vast range of spiritual subjects. To explore the full course catalogue:

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Ananda’s publishing house offers the complete works of Swami Kriyananda, and many books by Yogananda not available anywhere else. Plus a complete range of music, instructional videos, and more, available both physically and as digital downloads for all the latest electronic devices including Mp3 players and e-book readers.

Connect in Person

Apart from the residential communities, Ananda also has several Teaching centers and meditation groups that hold regular meetings, offer classes, services, workshops, and retreats