Dance of the Woodland Devas

Watch this beautiful dance by Ananda members during Thursday night’s concert at Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration. The song “Woodland Devas” is composed by Swami Kriyananda. Recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village.

What Is Ananda Music?

What is Ananda music? Is it simply beautiful music written by Swami Kriyananda that is pleasant to listen to, or does it have underlying power that can change our consciousness? Upon first hearing, Ananda music seems slightly different from mainstream music. The melodies are gentle, yet deeply moving. The harmonies are richly satisfying, yet always uplifting. The rhythms are unagitated, … Read More

A Gift Given

On July 4th I led an all-star group of colleagues and former students in a concert celebrating Ananda’s 50th anniversary in California. As we played Life Is the Quest for Joy by Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda) in the newly dedicated Temple of Light, I felt a powerful, blissful, loving presence saturate me to my core. I was committed to staying … Read More

A Concert of the Music of Swami Kriyananda

Thursday night concert during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration, with Ananda’s international choir, instrumental pieces and dance. Performed in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village. Program: Brave Were the People Brothers (Fratelli) Life Is Beautiful Channels Quando mi sveglio (I Will Always Think of Thee) Life Is a Dream Home Is a Green Hill I Live Without Fear Cloisters Invocation … Read More

Life Is the Quest for Joy

Composition by Swami Kriyananda. One melody, with variations, hauntingly describes the human condition: love, hope, aspiration, courage, disappointment, and sorrow all directed toward life’s universal goal: joy. This is a new kind of music: in the tradition of classical music, but not constrained by classical structures. Transcending the emotions and the intellect, it uplifts the mind to a level of … Read More

The Jewel in the Lotus (excerpt)

Watch this beautiful rendition of excerpts from Swami Kriyananda’s moving play “The Jewel in the Lotus”, performed by members from Ananda during the celebration of Ananda’s 50th anniversary at Ananda Village.

The Peace Treaty (excerpt)

Get inspired by this beautiful rendition of excerpts from Swami Kriyananda’s play “The Peace Treaty”, performed by members of Ananda during the celebration of Ananda’s 50th anniversary at Ananda Village.

The Land of Golden Sunshine (excerpt)

Watch this beautiful rendition of excerpts from Swami Kriyananda’s play “The Land of Golden Sunshine”, performed by members from Ananda Palo Alto during the celebration of Ananda’s 50th anniversary at Ananda Village.