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“The “Non-Blues””

Dharmadas’s recent “One-Minute Challenge” video (Eliminate Complaining!) touched on a few lines from “The Non-Blues” written by Swami Kriyananda. In this video, Dharmadas shares the song, and some thoughts about the points Swamiji makes in the lyrics, as well as the charming story that led to him writing the song in the first place. Lyrics below: The Non-Blues (by Swami … Read More

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Jai Ma

Paramhansa Yogananda said that if we call to the Divine Mother from our souls, with the deepest devotion of our hearts, She always responds. Whether naughty or good, we are Her children, and if we call to Her, She can release us from our delusion and free us from bondage. As Yogananda said ‘Mother is closer than the Father’; as … Read More

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Peace

By Swami Kriyananda, performed by the Ananda Virtual Choir September 2020 Lyrics Peace gave us the mountains. Peace gave us the sky. Nightly, when starlight enfolds us, Peace is its lullaby. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the morning. Peace gave us the sun. Bird songs that call us to welcome Day, and fresh labors begun. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us … Read More

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The Jewel in the Lotus

Watch this beautiful play written by Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. He was an internationally known author, lecturer, and composer. Widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on meditation and yoga, he taught these principles and techniques to hundreds of thousands of students around the world. This play was performed by members of Ananda Village … Read More

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The Song of the Nightingale

Performed by Satyana Hall and Lewis Howard (on the guitar) in Ananda’s Temple of Light, August 16th 2020. Composed by Swami Kriyananda. “If you would hear the nightingale Thrilling the air with liquid melodies, Be not afraid to listen to the night.” Lyrics Nightingale! Nightingale! Sing of joy through the night. Teach my heart To impart Everywhere your delight. Sing … Read More

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The Hill That Was Tara

Enjoy this beautiful harp solo, performed by Prashad Wang. Music composed by Swami Kriyananda (J.Donald Walters) from the album “Mystic Harp”.