Ananda Music Oral History: Keshava Betts

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. Keshava Betts was born at Ananda Village in Nevada City, CA. He was exposed to Swami … Read More

The Power of Swami Kriyananda’s Music

Watch how Keshava Betts, who grew up with Swami Kriyananda’s music, shares in a moving and inspiring way how it deeply changed his life, and how one can experience God’s presence and inspiration through these beautiful, deep songs and musical compositions. Find more music at ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald … Read More

Thy Will Be Done – Faith, Acceptance, & Freedom (Ep 37)

Lyrics (by Swami Kriyananda) Thy will, Thy will, thy will be done! All that I am is Thine, all that I am. Nothing of man endures, wonder or scorn. Birth, life and death are one: veils of Thy love. Thy will, Thy will, Thy will alone! All that I’ve done is Thine, all that I’ve done! Introduction (Written by the … Read More

Let This Cup Pass From Me – Touching the Heart of Christ (Ep 36)

Lyrics Lord let this cup pass from me. Let my heart not know so much pain! Must the love Thou bear’st Thy children Ever suffer such disdain? Would that I might reveal Thy greatness! Nevertheless, Thy will be done. Comments “Inspired at the church of the Agony, Gethsemane.” “Sitting silently in this church, I prayed to Christ to bless me … Read More

Jim Brown – God Has a Sense of Humor (Ep. 33)

Lyrics (Swami Kriyananda) (Oh, keep a level head, boys, And preach the lighter news. Don’t disappoint the gentle folk: Our church needs better pews!) Jim Brown was hired to clean the church; All week he kept it fair. That Sunday with his family He came to worship there, That Sunday with his family He came to worship there. “Oh, no, … Read More