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Yogananda & Kriyananda: The Philosophy Behind Ananda’s Music

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. Swami Kriyananda composed over 400 pieces of music, which he described as coming through him from … Read More

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Door of My Heart (Swami Kriyananda Chants Paramhansa Yogananda)

By Paramhansa Yogananda from “Cosmic Chants”, chanted by Swami Kriyananda. Excerpt from “A Course in Meditation“. Lyrics: Door of my heart, open wide I keep for Thee. Wilt Thou come, wilt Thou come? just for once come to me? Will my days fly away without seeing Thee, my Lord? Night and day, night and day, I look for Thee night … Read More

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Lightly I Fly (By Swami Kriyananda)

With the Ananda Intern Choir, recorded in May 2021. Lyrics: Lightly I fly when I live in laughter, Lightly I fly when my heart sings. Lightly I fly when I live in laughter, Lightly I fly when my heart sings. Fling to the ground every heavy burden. Now I can soar up above the clouds! Fling to the ground every … Read More

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Life Is a Dream (By Swami Kriyananda)

With the Ananda Virtual Choir. Recorded in May 2021. Lyrics: Life is a dream. Time, like a stream, Carries our burdens away. Never despair: Joy’s ev’rywhere; Love can befriend you today. Free from all care, Like birds on the air, Soar above griefs and worries: Seek Joy and be gay! Often on earth Things of great worth Worldly ambitions defy. … Read More

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Someday (By Swami Kriyananda)

Lyrics: Someday, friend, we’ll all be free: Loose these chains, someday! When the hidden light we see, Veiled within earth’s clay. He alone is a prisoner whose thoughts have been bound. He alone can escape this cage, Who wisdom has found. Someday, friend, the darkness will flee: God will be ours someday! https://www.ananda.org/music/ ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the … Read More

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Swami Kriyananda Birthday Concert 2021

An international brotherhood concert broadcasted live on May 19th, 2021 in honor of Swami Kriyananda’s birthday. With live and pre-recorded performances from Ananda singers and instrumentalists all over the world. The Journey Home Each of us is a soul and has deep within us a yearning to be drawn back into our eternal home in Spirit. We need a guide … Read More

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Love Is a Magician (By Swami Kriyananda)

Lyrics: Love is all I know: Sunrays on the snow Of a winter long In darkness, without song. Oh, my heart’s afire, Burning all desire: Only You remain, And life again! Too long I did stray, Flung lifetimes away— Imagined You did not care! I know now Your smile Was mine all the while: I listened, and Love was there. … Read More

Meditation, Music and the Arts

Joy in the Guise of Hope

As a teacher, my desire is to pass along the inspiration I feel, the knowledge I’ve gained. As I venture day by day into the gift of getting to know my true Self, I’m often challenged with how to present what I experience. I’ll try to explain. Imagine a time when you were in nature: at the coast, on a … Read More

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Ananda Music and Consciousness: Part One

Yogananda said, “Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe.” It’s the easiest way to realize God of the eight ways that He is experienced. Why is this? The answer is that we ourselves ARE vibration, created from the “Word of God,” the vibration of AUM that permeates every atom of cream. We all have preferences and … Read More