This version of this chant was published in 1938 and is now in the public domain.
Thou Art My Life
Words and music by Rabindranath Tagore, adapted for English by Paramhansa Yogananda, performed by Badri and Ramesha. This version was published in 1938 and is now in the public domain.
Light the Lamp of Thy Love
Words by Rabindranath Tagore; music and adaptation into English by Paramhansa Yogananda.
Blue Lotus Feet
Words and music by Paramhansa Yogananda. This version was published in 1938 and is now in the public domain.
Wishing You a Noble New Year
Fireworks were already booming from the surrounding neighborhoods as we entered the Portland community chapel last night for our New Year’s Eve ceremony. It was a blessed evening complete with purification ceremony, 108 repetitions of the Mahamrityunjaya Mantra and a deep meditation til midnight. I was struck by the simple yet powerful contrast of the fireworks and my inner experience: the big loud outward … Read More
The Light and the Bushel
Many of you are probably like me—you’ve got an average singing voice though nothing that’s going to win you a Grammy. So does that stop you from thinking that you have anything to offer? Years ago I found myself in the position to sing a solo in front of Swami Kriyananda. After I sang Swami Kriyananda remarked, “David, why have … Read More
Popular Music at Ananda
With few exceptions, only Swami’s music is played at our Sunday services, The Expanding Light, Crystal Hermitage and Master’s Market. Though, in fact, other music does sometimes rear its head, the typical Ananda visitor comes and goes hearing little of it. “What’s the deal?” many have wondered. “Is other music banned?” Well, yes and no. For the record, I greatly … Read More
I’ve Passed My Life as a Stranger, Lord
Also Starring God (as Himself)
Last weekend marked the culmination of an extraordinary year as over 700 people filled the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California to watch the debut screening of the film Finding Happiness. I had the great honor to be part of the cast and also produce the soundtrack for this exquisite film by director Ted Nicolaou which was based on … Read More