Video / Audio

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

Video / Audio

Ave Maria

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

Video / Audio

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

Music and the Arts

Music Makes Art?

I recently heard of an artist who experimented in a workshop by encouraging automatic responses to the music playing and found that: “Music that irritates the artist listener often has a detrimental impact on the painting results. Unpleasant music often produces dark, strong marks or, at its extreme, a blank stare at a blank canvas.” This month we offered a couple of … Read More

Video / Audio

Mother of Wisdom

From Swami Kriyananda’s Oratorio “Christ Lives”, performed in the Temple of Light by the Ananda Village Choir. Lyrics Mother of wisdom, mercy and grace, Grant us Thy vision, grant us Thy peace. Our love receive, though blindly we pray; Silently guide our thoughts when we stray. How many years, so proud of our wisdom, Turning from God, we’ve wandered alone! … Read More

Video / Audio

Lord Most High

Watch this beautiful song by Swami Kriyananda of the famous prayer attributed to St Francis, performed by the Ananda Choir in Ananda Village Dec 8th, 2019.

Video / Audio

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

Watch this beautiful Christmas song performed by the Ananda Choir at Ananda Village.

Video / Audio

O God Beautiful – Chant by Paramhansa Yogananda and Guru Nanak

Recently there was the 550th birthday of the great Sikh Saint Guru Nanak. This chant, “O God Beautiful” was composed by him, Paramhansa Yogananda translated it into English and added his own melody. We honor these two great masters and the one God who unites us all through this chant!