Yogananda & Kriyananda: The Philosophy Behind Ananda’s Music

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. Swami Kriyananda composed over 400 pieces of music, which he described as coming through him from … Read More

Ananda Music — With Nayaswami Devi

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 Devi Novak is the spiritual director, along with her husband, Nayaswami Jyotish Novak of Ananda … Read More

Ananda Music — With Nayaswami Jyotish

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 Jyotish Novak is the spiritual successor of Swami Kriyananda and the spiritual director, along with … Read More

Ananda Music — With Lewis Howard

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. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Lewis Howard played bass and drums in rock, country and … 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

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 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 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 Dambara Begley

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. Dambara Begley has enjoyed singing, playing and sharing Swami Kriyananda’s music since shortly after he arrived … Read More

Ananda Music — With Gitanjali Gregorelli

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. Tyagini Gitanjali Golub-Gregorelli first became acquainted with Ananda music in 1978. From the first moment she … Read More

Ananda Music — With Dhuti Johnson

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. Before Dhuti Johnson came to Ananda, she had a very musical upbringing with piano and guitar … Read More

Ananda Music — With Ramesha 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. Ramesha (Fabio) Nani began his formal music training with classical guitar at the age of seven, … Read More