A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts, Spiritual Community

Joy Is Within You: Ananda Village Entry Sign

In the spring of 2007 a dear friend suggested that we build a new entry sign at Ananda Village to welcome people to the community. To help it happen, she volunteered money for the project. This started discussions in our monthly planning meetings about building an informational sign that was also “nice-to-look-at.” So began the long saga of drawing up … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth

The Peace Treaty 2008

This year’s production of the Peace Treaty was magical. The newly renovated amphitheater was very welcoming, the costumes were better than ever, and the lighting highlighted the beauty of the backdrop and the commitment of the actors. Each of the actors has made the part they played their own. It has been very fun to watch their characters evolve over … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts, Spiritual Community

Spiritual Renewal Week 2008, Evening Concert

Greetings everyone! Last nights performance was so beautiful. I hope you enjoy the sampling of photos from the evening. Blessings to you. Barbara Swamiji arriving at the evening concert in The Expanding Light amphitheater Swamiji rehearsing with musicians just prior to the concert The World Brotherhood choir singing the Ananda theme song, “Many Hands Make a Miracle” Jamuna enjoying the … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts

Dramatic Improvisation for Fun and Spiritual Upliftment

I played the part of a Self-realized master last Thursday.

A small group of us at Ananda Village had gathered to do theater improv “for fun and spiritual upliftment.” One improvisation game we played went like this: 4 people got on stage, each inventing a character with a specific level of consciousness. …

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth, Travel and Pilgrimage

Thank you, Los Angeles!

Blessings and greetings from Southern California. We are currently on the road (Hwy 99) on our way back to Ananda Village. We are basking in the glow of the wonderful weekend spent in the LA area with our divine friends and Swami Kriyananda. There is so much to share. The talks Swamiji gave will be online soon. I encourage you … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts, Spiritual Community, Spiritual Growth

Christ Lives

Last night, July 18, a beautiful event took place in Palo Alto, California. As part of Ananda’s 40th Anniversary celebrations the Oratorio “Christ Lives” was performed. This was a special performance in that Swami Kriyananda sang many of his divinely inspired songs. The collection of songs depicts the mystic life and teachings of Christ. Swamiji introduced the Oratorio by saying … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts

Live from Ananda Village

First live broadcast today of Swami Kriyananda talk from our new amphitheater. Last night, crews were still laying cables to bring power, lighting, sound and AnandaBell DSL. That on top of a new shade tarp. Truly amazing feat considering this is all our own system. We set up and tested the connection on Thursday then again first thing Friday morninge … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts, Spiritual Community

Lots of Fun Things

Hi Everyone, It has been a wonderful and awe-inspiring week. I live out here on the West Coast and woke up Saturday morning feeling like something good was happening. It was the morning that Swamiji gave his heart-opening and soul stirring talk in Rome. I think everyone here at Ananda Village felt a calm sense of rightness in the ether. … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts, Parenting and Education

Living Wisdom School Christmas Concert

As I went back into the community center to pick up the last of my things after the concert, I could tangibly feel the beauty that the students created with their music. I stood for a moment in the now empty hall, and tried to imprint the feeling and vibration of this beautiful evening into my memory. Last Friday night, … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts

Inner Awakenings: a Concert

On Saturday, November 10th we had our third evening in the Ananda Concert Series, entitled Inner Awakenings. Held once again at the Crystal Hermitage Dome, we played and sang to a full house of long time devotees and newcomers alike, with music and interspersed guided meditations from Swami Kriyananda’s book, Awaken to Superconsciousness. Melody, it has been said, symbolizes the … Read More