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. Nayaswami Nirmala Schuppe came to Ananda Village in 1975, and immediately fell in love with harmonium … Read More
We will never be happy until we serve something larger than our little selves! Unless we can give our hearts to something bigger than our own little lives, we will never expand our consciousness to realize our oneness with “all that is.”
Join us in these 20 minutes of coming together to strengthen light in the world — with a brief talk and meditation followed by group affirmation and visualization for world blessing. Affirmation: “God’s light is within me and around me. With the sword of faith in my hand, with the love of God in my heart, I am a warrior of light. … Read More
Working with Swami Kriyananda was always an adventure, and minor miracles were in abundance, if one took the time to appreciate them. In this video, Nirmala tells the story of one amazing recording session ~ the results of which are still possible to enjoy today!
Why be tossed about like a leaf in a storm? If we can achieve calmness within, we create a foundation of peace that helps us to see clearly, and act as an instrument of positive change in this world. The carping spirit blinds us to the beauties all around us ~ the harmonies of nature, and the hand of God … Read More
The more we can open ourselves to whatever it is that God is asking of us, the more we will see that even the difficulties of life resolve themselves into joy! Our self-offering is never in vain. God gives back to us a hundredfold whatever we offer to Him.
Rather than be tossed on a stormy sea of emotions, we need to create for ourselves a safe harbor of inner peace. One of the first steps is to realize that our lives are our own creation, and that “we don’t get to vote on what happens to us today, because we already voted on that yesterday.” In other words, … Read More
Yogananda said, “Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the universe.” It’s the easiest way to realize God of the eight ways that He is experienced. Why is this? The answer is that we ourselves ARE vibration, created from the “Word of God,” the vibration of AUM that permeates every atom of cream. We all have preferences and … Read More
“Attunement” is essential on the spiritual path, and we can become “in tune” through devotion and love. Nirmala explains how both Swami Kriyananda’s and Paramhansa Yogananda’s music help us, in a painless and easy way, to get in tune with their vibration of joy and spiritual consciousness.
“The music that we surround ourselves with is a very important influence on the way we feel, and on the way we think.” (Swami Kriyananda) Also, as a connection to Yogananda, we can use this spiritual tool to uplift our consciousness.