Become a Singing Spiritual Superhero

You have a self-realization superpower. The world is in dire need of spiritual superheroes, and Ananda Music is a key to unlocking your hidden abilities. Paramhansa Yogananda writes in Cosmic Chants that: Sound, or vibration, is the most powerful force in the universe, and music is a divine art, to be used not for pleasure but as a path to God-realization. Vibrations resulting from … Read More

4 Spiritual Lessons I’ve Learned from Singing

Over the past several months I’ve been taking voice lessons with a man named Ramesha, previously part of a singing group at Ananda Los Angeles and now co-leader of the music ministry at Ananda Village. He also gives voice lessons on Skype. Over the months I have taken lessons with him, there have been a few things he’s needed to … Read More

Spirit Warriors: Adventures of Inner Growth for Young Girls

For the past year, I have been helping to lead an after school girls group called Spirit Warriors. The girls range from age nine to eleven. The focus of the group to help the girls with self-acceptance, self-confidence and a personal connection to the Divine within them through creative play and activities. Before it began, I had this strong sense … Read More

I Am Om

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.

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