Ananda Music— With Nayaswami Nirmala

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

Stories of Swamiji, Part 1: A Sojourn in Italy

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.

Overcoming Harmful Emotions: Part 1

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

Ananda Music and Consciousness: Part One

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

Ananda Music, Part 3: The Importance of Attunement

“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.