Three Wise Men (by Swami Kriyananda)

We wish you a joyful Christmas and many blessings with this beautiful song by Swami Kriyananda “Three Wise Men”, performed by members of the Ananda Palo Alto choir. Three Wise Men Then three wise men came from afar, Guided by the heavenly star. Christ, the light of God, had descended, That, receiving him, all might be saved. Thus, the promise … Read More

Christmas Concert at Ananda Village 2018

Enjoy this beautiful concert at the Expanding Light in Ananda Village. Program (00:36) – O Come All Ye Faithful (02:09) – All My Heart this Night Rejoices (03:47) – Gaudete (05:44) – O Little Town of Bethlehem (English version) (08:21) – Christmas Lullaby (12:01) – That Night When Christ Was Born (15:36) – Looking for a Friend (18:31) – Little … Read More

Guru Vandana: A Benefit Concert

September 30, 2018 6:30 p.m. India / 6:00 a.m. PST / 9:00 a.m. EST Two of India’s most renowned musicians Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma will join together this Sunday, September 30th in a concert dedicated to the benefit of the widows of Vrindavan through the Paramhansa Yogananda Charitable Trust.

Art & Creativity as Spiritual Practice

During a class at Spiritual Renewal Week, someone asked me a question that I didn’t have time to answer as fully as I’d have liked, so I’ll answer it now. The question was, “In the course of our spiritual lives, we sometimes feel the need to blow off steam – and how can we blow […]

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A Song Celebrating 125 Years of Paramhansa Yogananda


See, in him I see, my guru, I see
Am, I am, in love with him, I am
Peaceful life, I search
Endless streets, I wander
I See
Eternal truth, I seek
To remove illusions, to be enlightened…

Transforming Theater — by Selflessness and Service

Marcel Hernandez directs the Ananda Players in Palo Alto, California. We spoke with him in the wake of Land of Golden Sunshine, a stunning dramatization of a story by Swami Kriyananda. (Watch on YouTube. Also: Performance photo gallery.)

Introspection and Journal Writing Suggestions

Paramhansa Yogananda said that meditation is the “jet plane route to Self-realization.” Meditation, however must be balanced with selfless service, for most of us cannot spend all of our time in meditation. Divine Mother (as Yogananda used to refer to God) knows this, and has arranged it so the many lessons we need to learn are offered to us in … Read More

George Harrison, Sgt Peppers & Yogananda

June 1, 1967, the “Summer of Love,” The Beatles released Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was a revolution in music, art and spirit. Four yoga spiritual masters–Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Mahavatar Babaji–appeared in the cover art. Beatle George Harrison led the way, giving away Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi everywhere he traveled. Harrison … Read More