Why?

Enjoy this beautiful music by Swami Kriyananda, performed by the Ananda Choir at Ananda Village on April 7, 2024. Lyrics There lived a tender maid In a far-off country. The strangeness of this world made her sigh. Her friends asked their fathers For money and clothes, But all she could ask was— Why? She saw the solemn clouds Gathered watching … Read More

There’s Joy in the Heavens

Enjoy this beautiful music by Swami Kriyananda, performed by the Ananda Choir at Ananda Village on April 7, 2024. Lyrics There’s joy in the heavens, A smile on the mountains, And melody sings everywhere. The flowers are all laughing To welcome the morning; Your soul is as free as the air. Leave home in the sunshine: Dance through a meadow— … Read More

We Are Children of the Light (with Nayaswami Maria)

Watch this inspiring Sunday Service talk with Nayaswami Maria, recorded at Ananda Village on April 7, 2024. The reading for this week from Swami Kriyananda’s book Rays of the One Light is We Are Children of the Light Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self, within. The following commentary is based on the teachings … Read More

Festival of Joyful Arts (With Swami Kriyananda)

Recorded  June 10, 2006 at Ananda Village ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA I n 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. Yogananda is best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. Yogananda moved to America and developed the energization exercises and taught the meditation techniques of … Read More

Christ Lives! — An Oratorio

Christ Lives is a contemporary Oratorio that vividly brings to life the deep meaning of Christ’s life. Composed after Swami Kriyananda visited the Holy Land in 1983, Christ Lives! brilliantly captures the profoundly inspiring and uplifting experience of Christ’s presence there. Swami Kriyananda: “I wrote this Oratorio after a visit to Israel, which we in the West call the Holy … Read More

The Mission of the Avatars: Lessons From Easter

Watch this inspiring Sunday Service talk with Nayaswami Jyotish, recorded at Ananda Village on Easter Sunday March 31, 2024. The reading for this week from Swami Kriyananda’s book Rays of the One Light is Resurrection for Every Soul Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self, within. The following commentary is based on the teachings … Read More

You Remain our Friend (Choir)

Composed by Swami Kriyananda, performed by the Ananda World brotherhood Choir at Ananda Village, March 24th 2024. Lyrics When we need You, You descend, Seeking grieving hearts to mend. By hate unaffected, You remain our Friend. On a cross rejected, Doomed to meet a shameful end, Still, with love perfected, You remain our Friend. Choir: Long we feared to face … Read More

Palm Sunday (Choir)

Composed by Swami Kriyananda, performed by the Ananda Worldbrotherhood Choir at Ananda Village, March 24th 2024. Lyrics Sing out Hosanna to the son of David! Bless’d he that cometh in the name of God. Sing out Hosanna in the highest. Sing Hosanna to the Lord!

The Deeper Meaning of Palm Sunday

Watch this inspiring Sunday Service talk with Nayaswami Ananta, recorded at Ananda Village on March 24th, 2024. The reading for this week from Swami Kriyananda’s book Rays of the One Light is Who Is This Son of Man? (Palm Sunday) Truth is one and eternal. Realize oneness with it in your deathless Self, within. The following commentary is based on … Read More

Milking the Goats – Ananda Village

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have had time for some sacred video play in between karma yoga shifts. And the music is as happy as I was last Thursday at 7 am when I went to film this. Enjoy my offering of this 4.5-minute Yogoata Ananda Farms video – I milked every moment of my time … Read More