Ananda Music Oral History: Brahmachari Prashad

🔷 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. Brahmachari Prashad found Ananda Palo Alto in 2012 and moved to Ananda Village in 2013, … Read More

The Philosopher and the Boatman

Humorous and inspiring song by Swami Kriyananda, recorded at Ananda Village May 19th 2023. Lyrics (The way to perfection is narrow and steep. The by-paths are many, the pitfalls are deep. By theory alone many think to arrive: Here’s one who could teach them—if he were alive!) A philosopher stepped into a boat, The river to cross would he. So … Read More

Emerald Isle

Song by Swami Kriyananda, performed by Ramesha and Prashad at Ananda Village on February 12th 2023. Lyrics: Come hear, while I sing you of emerald hills, Of valleys and meadows so fair That all who have seen them have carried away Memories in their hearts, friends, like the lilacs of May: Oh, my song is the story of the lilacs … Read More

In the Spirit

Beautiful song by Swami Kriyananda, inspired by St. John the Apostle on the island of Patmos. Performed by Prashad and Mukti in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village, September 18th 2022. Lyrics I was caught up in ecstasy: ’ Twas a day sanctified by God. There He showed me the truths of heaven, Truths which all, seeking Him, should … Read More

Kirtan of Joy (Chants by Yogananda, Kriyananda and India)

Beautiful and uplifting kirtan at Ananda Village, recorded on June 27th during Spiritual Renewal Week 2022. Introduction by storyteller extraordinaire Murali Venkatrao. Chants: – O God Beautiful (Paramhansa Yogananda, Cosmic Chants 1938) – Lord When in Darkness (Swami Kriyananda) – He Bhagavan (Traditional Indian) – Lord, I Am Thine (Swami Kriyananda) – Ever New Joy (Paramhansa Yogananda, Cosmic Chants 1938) … Read More

Divine Love Sorrows (By Paramhansa Yogananda)

Divine Love Sorrows, adapted by Paramhansa Yogananda from Fritz Kreisler’s “Liebeslied” Lyrics (by Paramhansa Yogananda) I have been roaming, Forsaken by Thee, Who hast seen me groping, Hardly ever answering. I shall be roaming, roaming Bursting all the bound’ries of heart. Ever more moving t’ward Thee, To Thy vast unthrobbing heart. Come Thou to me O Lord, O come at … Read More