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Blue Lotus Feet

Join us in singing this beautiful devotional chant dedicated to the Divine Mother, by Paramhansa Yogananda (from his “Cosmic Chants”). Recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village during the Shivaratri celebration in March 2022. Lyrics: Engrossed is the bee of my mind On the blue lotus feet of my Divine Mother. Engrossed is the bee of my mind … Read More

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Jai Guru Paramhansa Yogananda

Join us in singing this beautiful and joyful chant dedicated to Paramhansa Yogananda. Recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village during the Shivaratri celebration in March 2022. Find more music at https://ananda.org/music 

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The Non-Blues – It’s All in Your Point of View (Ep. 31)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) (Spoken: What’m Ah doin’, hangin’ out in this cellar? It’s like this: Ah’m composin’ a blue! No, it ain’t the blues, ’cause it’s only one— An’ brother, one’s all Ah can do!) Ah’m a-hangin’ Mah haid like Ah oughta— (Spoken parenthetically: How’s this? Have Ah got the hang of it?) Mah chair is a case of gin, … Read More

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Peace – Peace Comes From Understanding (Ep. 30)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) Peace gave us the mountains. Peace gave us the sky. Nightly, when starlight enfolds us, Peace is its lullaby. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the morning. Peace gave us the sun. Bird songs that call us to welcome Day, and fresh labors begun. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the seasons. Peace gave us the rain— Cool clouds … Read More

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Soaring on Wings of Music: A Winter Instrumental Concert

Be carried away on wings of music. Beautiful and mystically enchanting pieces will be performed on cello and piano by Keshava Betts and Todd Billingsley. The concert includes selections from The Mystic Harp, I, Omar, Songs of Divine Joy, adaptations of sacred chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, and much more. More musicians will join the festivities, too. But this will be … Read More

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The Cosmic Nature of Divine Mother Expressed through Art

Many Aspects of Divine Mother Ananda Village recently opened its first-ever art exhibit that explores the cosmic meaning of the Divine Mother. The show allows artists to explore what the concept of Divine Mother means, expressed from their hearts and their faith. The “Many Aspects of Divine Mother” art exhibit is at The Lotus Building (near Master’s Market & Deli) … Read More

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The Search for One’s Guru – Looking for a Friend (Ep. 28)

Lyrics (by Swami Kriyananda) 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 lowly valley we ascend. A wondrous vision sent us here: We’re … Read More

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Ananda Kirtan: The Joy of Chanting

Join us in singing these beautiful and joyful chants dedicated to Ganesha, Shiva, Krishna, the Guru and Divine Mother. Recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village during the Shivaratri celebration in March 2022. Chants: 1. Ganesha Sharanam (traditional Indian) 2. Om Namah Shivaya (traditional Indian) 3. Jaya Shiva Shankara (traditional Indian) 4. Shiva, Shiva, Shiva Shambo (traditional Indian) … Read More

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Christ Lives in Love – The Shawl of Gold (Ep. 27)

Lyrics The Shawl of Gold by Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda) A poor little girl walking in the cold, Her clothing all tattered and thin, Spied a rich man standing outside a church— Outside a church, outside a church— Spied a rich man standing outside a church, The service about to begin. “Please, sir,” she said, “hear an orphan child: The … Read More

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The Importance of Listening to Uplifting Music

Season 2. These talks are based on the book: The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda, As Remembered by his disciple, Swami Kriyananda. Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people’s lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita, Explained … Read More