This brief look at the life, atmosphere, buildings, business, recreation, families, and spiritual practices of Ananda’s early members is one of the best ways to get a feeling for what it was like to live at Ananda Village in the years before the fire of 1976. Nayaswami Durga narrates the collection of 190 slides, with Swami Kriyananda’s music playing.
Land of Mystery — A Guided Meditation
Swami Kriyananda was a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda and the founder of Ananda. Meditation is primarily a means of helping us to know our higher or spiritual nature. It is a calm mind focused on the higher aspect of your own higher reality. Meditation is a state of very intense awareness. Great saints and prophets of all religions felt … Read More
Samadhi Poem by Paramhansa Yogananda
“Samadhi,” by Paramhansa Yogananda, read by Swami Kriyananda — a poem that describes the experience of cosmic consciousness. Read the poem here. The song is “Saturn” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets.
Autobiography of a Yogi Slideshow — The Life of Paramhansa Yogananda
A pilgrimage to places in India made sacred by the life of Yogananda, the video features highlights of Yogananda’s search for God. Narrated by Swami Kriyananda.
Christ Lives — An Illustrated Oratorio by Swami Kriyananda
An illustrated oratorio of Christ’s life and mission, with photography and music by Swami Kriyananda, sung by Ananda Choir. A masterpiece of inspiration! Also on CD
Animated imagery and full-motion video. This mystical journey to Hawaii invokes a deep sense of peace and tranquility.
Different Worlds with Swami Kriyananda
A photographic journey through the cultures around the world, filled with philosophical and poetic insights into the human consciousness.
The Life of Saint Francis of Assisi in Images and Song
St. Francis of Assisi was Yogananda’s “patron saint.” This slide show portrays the life of St. Francis with inspiring stories and insights.