Thousands of Suns – Chant by Paramhansa Yogananda

Composed by Paramhansa Yogananda, this chant tells us how the beauty of God in the form of Divine Mother is brighter than thousands of suns and moons! Lyrics: Who tells me Thou art dark O my Mother Divine? Thousands of suns and moons from Thy body do shine.

Door of My Heart

One of Paramhansa Yogananda’s most beloved chants, performed by a small choir group at Ananda Village (arrangement by Swami Kriyananda). Lyrics: Door of my heart Open wide I keep for Thee Door of my heart Open wide I keep for Thee Wilt Thou come, wilt Thou come Just for once come to me Wilt Thou come, Wilt Thou come Just … Read More

What Is Love?

Music by Swami Kriyananda, performed by the Ananda Palo Alto choir and directed by Karen Gamow. Recorded at Ananda Village during the 50th anniversary celebration. Lyrics What is love? Is it only ours? Or does love whisper in the flowers? Surely we, children of this world, Could not love by our own powers. What is joy? Is it just a … Read More

Come Gather ‘Round

Music by Swami Kriyananda, performed by the Ananda Palo Alto choir and directed by Karen Gamow. Recorded at Ananda Village during the 50th anniversary celebration. Lyrics Come Gather Round 1. 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 … Read More

Life Is the Quest for Joy

Composition by Swami Kriyananda. One melody, with variations, hauntingly describes the human condition: love, hope, aspiration, courage, disappointment, and sorrow all directed toward life’s universal goal: joy. This is a new kind of music: in the tradition of classical music, but not constrained by classical structures. Transcending the emotions and the intellect, it uplifts the mind to a level of … Read More

Dance of the Woodland Devas

Watch this beautiful dance by Ananda members during Thursday night’s concert at Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration. The song “Woodland Devas” is composed by Swami Kriyananda. Recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village.

A Concert of the Music of Swami Kriyananda

Thursday night concert during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration, with Ananda’s international choir, instrumental pieces and dance. Performed in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village. Program: Brave Were the People Brothers (Fratelli) Life Is Beautiful Channels Quando mi sveglio (I Will Always Think of Thee) Life Is a Dream Home Is a Green Hill I Live Without Fear Cloisters Invocation … Read More

Home Is a Green Hill

The Italian Ananda Joy Choir sings Swami Kriyananda’s song “Home is a Green Hill”. Recorded during the Tuesday afternoon class “Meet Ananda Europa” during Ananda’s 50th anniversary week.

When My Dreams Dream Is Done

Chant this beautiful chant from Yogananda’s Cosmic Chants (1938 edition), with hundreds of devotees in the Temple of Light. Recorded Monday, July 1st, 2019 with Nayaswamis Dharmadas and Nirmala and many other musicians during the kirtan at Ananda Village during Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration.