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Ananda Music Oral History: Asha Nayaswami

Asha Nayaswami
December 1, 2021

The ANANDA MUSIC ORAL HISTORY VIDEOS capture the essence of living and sharing the music of Ananda. Listen to longtime devotee musicians share their stories and remembrances of spiritual lessons learned from working on the songs and chants of Swami Kriyananda and Paramhansa Yogananda.

Asha Nayaswami met Swami Kriyananda in 1969 and moved to the Ananda Meditation Retreat in Nevada City, CA in June, 1971. One of the Spiritual Directors of Ananda Palo Alto, her home is increasingly in every corner of the globe, often through online webinars. Asha’s talks and online classes have been a spiritual lifeline for people around the world. Asha has described Ananda Music as “part of her spiritual DNA.”

“Once we enter into those melodies, our consciousness shifts into that unique vibration and once we are in that vibration, we are all the same.”

“The music is a direct transmission of consciousness.”

“You don’t have to be musical to receive this music.”

“Swami Kriyananda said: “Make this music your sadhana and it will always be beautiful.” Asha is author of Swami Kriyananda: Lightbearer: The Life and Legacy of a Disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, Ask Asha, Loved & Protected, Swami Kriyananda as We Have Known Him.

Asha’s YouTube Channel

VIDEO MUSIC (written by Swami Kriyananda) "Divine Love Sorrows" (Swami Kriyananda on harmonium, words by Paramhansa Yogananda, melody adapted by Paramhansa Yogananda from Fritz Kreisler’s “Liebesleid”) "Sailing the Blue Sea" (written by Swami Kriyananda) (Relax: Meditations for Flute and Cello CD



Ananda Songbook: Vocal Melodies of Swami Kriyananda


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