Ananda East is part of a worldwide movement based on the
teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda and founded by Swami Kriyananda, a direct
disciple of Yogananda. Learn more.
our retreat located in Rhode Island:
beautiful secluded facility in rural Rhode Island offers a quiet place
for inner renewal with
programs, retreats and classes all year. Ananda
Retreat teachers are committed to sharing the principles of yoga and meditation
as first introduced to America by Paramhansa Yogananda with sincere spiritual
on the following areas:
Hatha Yoga (Ananda
Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m.
Ananda offers various Kriya
Preparation classes, including the Hong-Sau tecnique, Yogananda's Energization
Exercises, and Aum technique.
Special Guest Programs:
Attitude: Keys to Success weave joy
into your life
July 30-August 1
: Wayne and Elizabeth Palmer
Wayne and Elizabeth served as staff members at Ananda Rhode Island
in 2001/02 and are now ministers at Anandas Sacramento, CA
Renewal Week 2004: Spiritual
Renewal Week is Anandas annual celebration to mark the
end of the summer retreat season.
Theme: "The Way of Ananda."
With special guests: Jyotish and Devi Novak, 9/159/19 WedSun
Worldwide was founded in 1968 by
one of Yoganandas direct disciple, Swami
Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters). Kriyananda has devoted his life
to carrying on Yoganandas work through books, music, and the
establishment of World Brotherhood Colonies. Ananda Worldwide now
includes World Brotherhood Colonies in four American cities, and in
Assisi, Italy. All residents practice Yoganandas teachings
of meditation and apply his principles to all facets of life in this
world: business, schools, relationships, healing, and much more. Paramhansa
Yogananda's teachings emphasize direct inner experience of God, which
he called Self-Realization. Yoganandas teachings of yoga and
meditation are non-denominational and non-sectarian, and offer practical
solutions to the challenges of modern life. They describe the underlying
truths common to all religions, with particular emphasis on the mystical
teachings of Christ and Krishna.