Music and the Arts

A Song Celebrating 125 Years of Paramhansa Yogananda

Translation

See, in him I see, my guru, I see
Am, I am, in love with him, I am
Peaceful life, I search
Endless streets, I wander
I See
Eternal truth, I seek
To remove illusions, to be enlightened…

Music and the Arts

Transforming Theater — by Selflessness and Service

Marcel Hernandez directs the Ananda Players in Palo Alto, California. We spoke with him in the wake of Land of Golden Sunshine, a stunning dramatization of a story by Swami Kriyananda. (Watch on YouTube. Also: Performance photo gallery.)

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts

Introspection and Journal Writing Suggestions

Paramhansa Yogananda said that meditation is the “jet plane route to Self-realization.” Meditation, however must be balanced with selfless service, for most of us cannot spend all of our time in meditation. Divine Mother (as Yogananda used to refer to God) knows this, and has arranged it so the many lessons we need to learn are offered to us in … Read More

Music and the Arts

George Harrison, Sgt Peppers & Yogananda

June 1, 1967, the “Summer of Love,” The Beatles released Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. The album was a revolution in music, art and spirit. Four yoga spiritual masters–Paramhansa Yogananda, Swami Sri Yukteswar, Lahiri Mahasaya, and Mahavatar Babaji–appeared in the cover art. Beatle George Harrison led the way, giving away Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi everywhere he traveled. Harrison … Read More

A Place Called Ananda, Music and the Arts

Starving Artist

I walked out of Master’s Market at Ananda Village on a summer day in 1978, wondering how I could make the money to buy a new camera. Digging in my jeans pocket, I found thirty-four cents – the extent of my net worth. We lived simple lives, free of electricity and indoor plumbing, just kerosene lanterns and outhouses. I worked … Read More