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
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
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
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.
Watch this beautiful Christmas song performed by the Ananda Choir at Ananda Village.
Watch this beautiful Joyful Arts Performance by Ananda Pune devotees and children on Oct. 31st. Enjoy the choir, dance performance, music by the children, a yoga ballet and a short discourse by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi.
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!
First and third melodies composed by Swami Kriyananda. Second melody is by someone else.
Today My Mind Has Dived (This song should be played in the Key of F throughout.) Lyrics: Today my mind has dived deep in Thee. For Thy pearls of love from Thy depthless sea. Today my mind has dived deep in Thee. If I find not, I will not blame Thy sea; I will find fault with my diving. Today … Read More
Chanted at Ananda Village. Lyrics: Listen, Listen, Listen. Listen to my heart’s song. Listen, Listen, Listen. Listen to my heart’s song. I will never forget Thee, I will never forsake Thee. I will never forget Thee, I will never forsake Thee Listen, Listen, Listen. Listen to my heart’s song. Listen, Listen, Listen. Listen to my heart’s song. (Cosmic Chants, 1938 … Read More