Brave Were the People

Watch and listen to this beautiful song by Swami Kriyananda, performed by members of the Ananda Joy Singers Choir at Ananda Village on June 13th 2021. Lyrics: Brave were the people who lived in these hills. Brave, the great warriors who confronted the foe. To defend what is holy, to defend what is true: Our Lord on mankind did this … Read More

Blue Lotus Feet

Chant by Paramhansa Yogananda, arranged for cello ensemble by David Miller. Performed by David Eby. Lyrics: Engrossed is the bee of my mind, On the blue lotus feet of my Divine Mother. Divine Mother, my Divine Mother. Divine Mother, my Divine Mother.

Lord I Am Thine (Chanted By Swami Kriyananda)

By Swami Kriyananda. Excerpt from “A Course in Meditation” Lyrics: Lord, I am Thine, I am Thine, I am Thine. Lord, I am Thine, I am Thine! Lord, I am Thine, I am Thine, I am Thine. Lord, I am Thine, I am Thine! Be Thou mine, oh, be Thou mine, Be Thou mine, oh, be Thou mine. I am … Read More

I Will Always Think of Thee

I WILL ALWAYS THINK OF THEE (by Swami Kriyananda) Lyrics: 1. Every morning when I greet the sun, When I move forth through crowded ways, In my heart, Lord, ever so silently, I will always think of Thee! 2. When I laugh, O, and when I cry with pain, When my best friends misunderstand. In my heart, Lord, ever so … Read More

Lightly I Fly (By Swami Kriyananda)

With the Ananda Intern Choir, recorded in May 2021. Lyrics: Lightly I fly when I live in laughter, Lightly I fly when my heart sings. Lightly I fly when I live in laughter, Lightly I fly when my heart sings. Fling to the ground every heavy burden. Now I can soar up above the clouds! Fling to the ground every … Read More

Life Is a Dream (By Swami Kriyananda)

With the Ananda Virtual Choir. Recorded in May 2021. Lyrics: Life is a dream. Time, like a stream, Carries our burdens away. Never despair: Joy’s ev’rywhere; Love can befriend you today. Free from all care, Like birds on the air, Soar above griefs and worries: Seek Joy and be gay! Often on earth Things of great worth Worldly ambitions defy. … Read More

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