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The Christmas Mystery

By Swami Kriyananda. Performed by the Ananda Village Choir in the Temple of Light. Lyrics 1. Long ago there was a little shed. There three mighty kings did bow their heads To a gentle babe of low degree Whom men called the son of Mary. Chorus: Who’ll tell to me this mystery: How a tiny babe in a manger laid … Read More

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Christ Has Come

From Swami Kriyananda’s Oratorio “Christ Lives”, performed in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village by the Ananda Village Choir. Lyrics Jesus Christ is born this day! Hallelujah! Born to drive our night away! Hallelujah! Joy on the mountains! Joy in the valleys! Joy to the nations: Christ has come!

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That Night When Christ Was Born

By Swami Kriyananda. Performed in the Temple of Light by the Ananda Village Choir. Lyrics 1. Once there lived a tiny nightingale In the ancient land of Israel. Not a note he ever sang until That night when Christ was born. Chorus: That night! That night! No song he did sing, So wise men tell, Till that night when Christ … Read More

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The Christmas Mystery – With the Ananda Worldwide Virtual Choir

The Ananda Worldwide Virtual Choir singing “The Christmas Mystery” (an original Christmas song composed by Swami Kriyananda) with singers from around the globe, including New Zealand, India, Israel, Italy, as well as states across the USA. Featuring soloists from Ananda India in Pune and New Delhi, and the Expanding Light Ashram Choir at Ananda Village in Northern California. (Note: The … Read More

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Looking for a Friend

By Swami Kriyananda. Performed in the Temple of Light by the Ananda Village Choir. Lyrics 1. Where are you going my little one? “In hope these empty streets I wend; I’ve seen a star rise in the east, And I’m looking for a friend.” Turu, luru lurulay. Turu, luru lurulay. 2. Where are you going, good shepherd folk? “From a … Read More

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Ananda Worldwide Christmas Concert 2020

Featuring a range of musical and performance styles from around the globe, including a performance of the Ananda Worldwide Virtual Choir. NOTE: COVID safety guidelines vary from location to location; those groups singing together in person had permission to do so at the time of recording. Program: 1. “That Night When Christ Was Born” by Swami Kriyananda (Expanding Light Ashram … Read More

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Ave Maria

With Ramesha Nani and Prashad Wang, performed in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village. J.S. Bach/Gounod, Composers.

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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