Ananda Music — With Bhagavati Nani

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. Bhagavati (Sharon Brooks) Nani received her Master of Music in flute performance from the San Francisco … Read More

Rise O My Soul in Freedom

Ramesha, Bhagavati and Prashad chant this beautiful song by Swami Kriyananda. Recorded at Ananda Village June 6th 2021. Lyrics: Nothing on earth can hold me, Rise, O my soul, in freedom. Nothing on earth can hold me, Rise, O my soul, in freedom. Rise, O my soul, in freedom: Nothing to fear anymore. Rise, O my soul, in freedom: Nothing … Read More

From Joy I Came

Ramesha, Bhagavati and Prashad chant this beautiful song with words by Paramhansa Yogananda. Recorded at Ananda Village June 6th 2021. Lyrics by Paramhansa Yogananda Melody by Nayaswami Shivani Lucki From joy I came, For joy I live, In sacred joy I melt again. ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA Swami Kriyananda (James Donald Walters) was born on May 19, 1926 in Romania, to … Read More

Jai Guru Paramhansa Yogananda

Ramesha, Bhagavati and Prashad chant this beautiful dedicated to Paramhansa Yogananda. Recorded at Ananda Village June 6h 2021. Lyrics: Jai guru, jai guru, jai guru, jai Paramhansa Yogananda, jai guru, jai. ABOUT PARAMHANSA YOGANANDA Paramhansa Yogananda, born in 1893, was the first yoga master of India to take up permanent residence in the West. Yogananda arrived in America in 1920, … Read More

O Master

Song dedicated to Paramhansa Yogananda, sung by the Ananda Village Choir during Yogananda’s Mahasamadhi celebration March 7th, 2019. Lyrics: O Master, may Thy joy fill our days. O Master, may Thy wisdom guide our ways. The time has come for us to see That there’s but one reality Upon the earth and high above: The truth that all was made … Read More

Many Hands Make a Miracle

Composed by Swami Kriyananda, performed by members of the Ananda Village Choir. Lyrics: Many hands make a miracle: Let’s all join hands together! Life on earth is so wonderful When people laugh and dance and struggle as friends: Then all their dreams achieve their ends. Many hands make a miracle: People climbing together! Soon we reach to the pinnacle Of … Read More