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.
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,” 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.
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.
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 DVD Also on CD
Animated imagery and full-motion video. This mystical journey to Hawaii invokes a deep sense of peace and tranquility.
A photographic journey through the cultures around the world, filled with philosophical and poetic insights into the human consciousness.
St. Francis of Assisi was Yogananda’s “patron saint.” This slide show portrays the life of St. Francis with inspiring stories and insights.