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Who Is in My Temple – Chant by Paramhansa Yogananda

Lyrics words by Rabindranath Tagore, melody by Paramhansa Yogananda (Sing each line twice.) Who is in my temple? All the doors do open themselves; All the lights do light themselves. Darkness, like a dark bird, flies away, oh, flies away.

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Ananda Music — With Dambara Begley

The ANANDA MUSIC ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS capture the essence of living and sharing the music of Ananda. Listen to longtime devotee musicians share their stories and remembrances of spiritual lessons learned from working on the songs and chants of Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda. Dambara Begley has enjoyed singing, playing and sharing Swami Kriyananda’s music since shortly after he arrived … Read More

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Sri Yogananda — Chant by Swami Kriyananda

This chant is composed by Swami Kriyananda, dedicated to his Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda. Sung by Shamini and Baraquiel from Ananda Sangha Mumbai. Lyrics: Sri Yogananda, guide to inner freedom. Steal into my heart of hearts, vanish my delusions.

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God is Our Father, Mother, Friend (by Swami Kriyananda)

Lyrics: God is our father, mother, friend. God is within our laughter. God is our father, mother, friend. God is within our laughter. 2. within our loving 3. within all nature 4. beyond all darkness 5. beyond our dreaming ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian … Read More

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Divine Friendship (by Swami Kriyananda)

Lyrics: Dearest friend, In the blend Of your life’s path with mine, I have found Love is crowned With freedom’s vine. Sorrows all disappear When friendship’s gaze is clear May our sight, Shunning night, Toward God incline. ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, … Read More

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Ananda Music — With Nayaswami Uma

The ANANDA MUSIC ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS capture the essence of living and sharing the music of Ananda. Listen to longtime devotee musicians share their stories and remembrances of spiritual lessons learned from working on the songs and chants of Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda. Nayaswami Uma came to Ananda in 1976 for a month and never left. She describes that … Read More

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There’s Joy in the Heavens – Concert for Spiritual Renewal Week at Ananda Village – June 30, 2021

Concert at Ananda Village and with songs contributed by other Ananda Choirs around the world on June 30th, 2021 The theme of this year’s SRW concert is joyful celebration: we’ve been through a difficult time, but there’s great joy in knowing we weathered the storm and are able to (gradually) start singing together once again! The music of Ananda is … Read More

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Ananda Music— With Nayaswami Nirmala

The ANANDA MUSIC ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS capture the essence of living and sharing the music of Ananda. Listen to longtime devotee musicians share their stories and remembrances of spiritual lessons learned from working on the songs and chants of Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda. Nayaswami Nirmala Schuppe came to Ananda Village in 1975, and immediately fell in love with harmonium … Read More