6-Hour Chanting of the Sacred Mantra “AUM Guru”

🕉️ Let’s chant “Aum Guru” together for many hours to build spiritual magnetism and draw the grace of God and Gurus. ✨ This chanting vigil was recorded on Sunday, September 12 in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village as well as by Ananda devotees around the world.

AUM Guru Vigil Invitation

🕉️ Let’s chant “Aum Guru” together for 24 hours to build spiritual magnetism and draw the grace of God and gurus. ✨ The chanting vigil will start on Sunday, September 12 at 8:30pm (PDT) at the end of the Swami Kriyananda Spiritual Anniversary event (see link below) at Ananda Village, with a mini-kirtan of chanting “Aum Guru”. It will conclude … Read More

Music as a Language with Swami Kriyananda

ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian yoga master, Paramhansa Yogananda. At Yogananda’s request, Swami Kriyananda devoted his life to lecturing and writing, helping others to experience the living presence of God within. He taught on four continents in seven languages over the course of 65 … Read More

The Secret of Laughter (by Swami Kriyananda)

Sung by an Ananda Choir at Ananda Village, August 8th 2021. Lyrics The secret of laughter lies in the laughing, Not in the search for joy: It’s a swallow winging on the wind! It’s innocence in a boy. Luru luru lero, Luru luru lye! Joy will come to anyone Whose heart has learned to fly! Joy in the singing, not … Read More

Home Is a Green Hill (by Swami Kriyananda)

Sung by an Ananda Choir at Ananda Village, August 8th 2021. Lyrics Home is a green hill, home is a wind Blowing betrayal, far, far away. Home is the knowledge heaven is near, Home’s the end of the fray. Home is my heart’s land, home’s where I am; Nothing can dim the light of my soul. Home is forever, home … Read More

Saint Teresa’s Admonition (Chant by Swami Kriyananda)

Words adapted from St. Teresa of Avila’s Admonition, melody by Swami Kriyananda. Chanted by Arya and Peter at Ananda Village. Lyrics Let nothing disturb you, Nothing affright you, All things will pass, but God changes not. Patient endurance Brings you to vict’ry. Once you have God, you’ll want nothing more. God alone! God alone! God alone’s all we ever need. … Read More

An Invitation to a Life Divine – Emerald Isle, Ep. 7

Continuing in our Irish themes from last week, join me in another classic of Swami’s music, Emerald Isle. This song, more than describing the wonders of the natural world, and of the fair land of Ireland, is an invitation to see life with the eyes of divine vision. Everything in this world is a symbol directing us closer to God, … Read More

A Song of Hope – The Hill That Was Tara, Ep. 6

Join me in exploring one of my all-time favorite songs of Swami’s, The Hill That Was Tara. This song provides the answer to one of mankind’s deepest worries; is anything we do of any lasting value? Is there any meaning to our efforts and tribulations, or do all things end in darkness and dust? Using the poetic backdrop of ancient … Read More

Sleep Is Calling

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A song from Swami Kriyananda performed by Vinaya and Aaryan at Ananda Assisi Really this lullaby is not about the subconscious state of sleep…It’s about that glorious freedom that comes to the spiritual seeker as his longing for God becomes stronger. It is also about the liberty that comes when a great soul leaves this earth plane: death itself then … Read More

Sri Yogananda — Chant by Swami Kriyananda

This chant is composed by Swami Kriyananda, dedicated to his Guru, Paramhansa Yogananda. Sung by Shamini and Baraquiel from Ananda Sangha Mumbai. Lyrics: Sri Yogananda, guide to inner freedom. Steal into my heart of hearts, vanish my delusions.

God is Our Father, Mother, Friend (by Swami Kriyananda)

Lyrics: God is our father, mother, friend. God is within our laughter. God is our father, mother, friend. God is within our laughter. 2. within our loving 3. within all nature 4. beyond all darkness 5. beyond our dreaming ABOUT SWAMI KRIYANANDA In 1948 at the age of twenty-two, Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters) became a disciple of the Indian … Read More