Invocation to the Guru (Chanted by Swami Kriyananda)

Swami Kriyananda chants the traditional Indian chant “Invocation to the Guru,” which Paramhansa Yogananda included in his Cosmic Chants. This was recorded in 1992 at the Song of the Morning Ranch in Michigan. Song of the Morning Ranch was founded by Yogacharya John Oliver Black, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. Paramhansa Yogananda once confided to a friend that of … Read More

Hare Krishna, Hare Rama, Hare Guru

Hare Hare Krishna, Hare Hare Rama, Hare Hare Guru! Melody composed by Swami Kriyananda, direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda. With Baraquiel and Shamini from Ananda Mumbai.

Ananda Joy Choir Assisi for UN International Day of Peace

ANANDA JOY CHOIR WORLD PEACE DAY September 21, 2021 Introduction It is with great joy that the Ananda Joy Choir has the opportunity to participate in this extraordinary event in which people from every part of the world are uniting to sing together for peace, to unite their voices in a single choir and to affirm the need for human … Read More

Come Gather ‘Round

Lyrics by Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda) Come gather round: Let joy sing out today! Dawn now is breaking, And the mountains say: “It’s only light Can make the darkness run. Lift up your head, Greet the rising sun!” Mm-m-m greet the rising sun! Some people think To harvest happiness By weeding troubles, Easing every stress. The trouble is That troubles … Read More

Finding Sanctuary in God – I Live Without Fear, Ep. 10

Some pieces of music may act as a shelter against the storms of life’s trials. This is such a piece. Join me in singing and appreciating this deeply familiar melody – almost as if it originated from within each one of us – as it takes us to an inner realization that no matter what befalls us, no matter what … Read More

Home Is a Green Hill

Performed in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village, September 19th 2021. This song calls us to our real home within, in the silence of our own soul. As this prayerful silence becomes our second nature, we can truly feel home everywhere, at any time and under all circumstances. Lyrics: Home is a green hill, home is a wind Blowing … Read More

Love Is the Answer to All Our Questions – Why?, Ep. 9

Join Swamiji for a hauntingly beautiful song that is perhaps one of the most autobiographical pieces of music he’s written. The tale of a young maid who searches for meaning in life, and wonders at the underlying purpose of all natural phenomenon, until at last in a moment of Divine contact she discovers the meaning of all life itself. In … Read More

Home Is a Green Hill (by Swami Kriyananda)

Performed beautifully by Vinaya and Aaryan from Ananda Assisi. This song calls us to our real home within, in the silence of our own soul. As this prayerful silence becomes our second nature, we can truly feel home everywhere, at any time and under all circumstances. Lyrics: Home is a green hill, home is a wind Blowing betrayal, far, far … Read More

The Need for Inner Experience – In The Spirit, Ep. 8

In this mystical song of Inner God-Communion, Swami shows us what awaits all of us as we progress deeper in our meditation and God contact. This soul-thrilling song gives us a taste of that direct experience which is the true bedrock of all faith. By singing this song, meditating on it, and trying to live more in it’s vibration we … Read More