God is Our Father, Mother, Friend (by Swami Kriyananda)

Lyrics: God is our father, mother, friend. God is within our laughter. God is our father, mother, friend. God is within our laughter. 2. within our loving 3. within all nature 4. beyond all darkness 5. beyond our dreaming ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian … Read More

Divine Friendship (by Swami Kriyananda)

Lyrics: Dearest friend, In the blend Of your life’s path with mine, I have found Love is crowned With freedom’s vine. Sorrows all disappear When friendship’s gaze is clear May our sight, Shunning night, Toward God incline. ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, … Read More

Ananda Music — With Nayaswami Uma

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 Uma came to Ananda in 1976 for a month and never left. She describes that … Read More

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

Ananda Music — With Jeannie Tschantz

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. Jeannie Tschantz began working with Swami Kriyananda’s music soon after she moved to Ananda Village in … Read More

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