“Chartres Cathedral” by Swami Kriyananda – Christ Lives – An Illustrated Oratorio

An illustrated oratorio, Christ Lives is a contemporary Oratorio that vividly brings to life the deep meaning of Christ’s life. The photography and music by Swami Kriyananda, is sung by the Ananda World Brotherhood Choir. 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. In … Read More

“Setting Out For Zion” by Swami Kriyananda – Christ Lives – An Illustrated Oratorio

An illustrated oratorio, Christ Lives is a contemporary Oratorio that vividly brings to life the deep meaning of Christ’s life. The photography and music by Swami Kriyananda, is sung by the Ananda World Brotherhood Choir. 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. In … Read More

“Land of Milk and Honey” Introduction by Swami Kriyananda – Christ Lives – An Illustrated Oratorio

An illustrated oratorio, Christ Lives is a contemporary Oratorio that vividly brings to life the deep meaning of Christ’s life. The photography and music by Swami Kriyananda, is sung by the Ananda World Brotherhood Choir. 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. In … Read More

Gratitude Kirtan

Let us celebrate this time of Thanksgiving, by first offering our love and gratitude to the Giver of all gifts! “Make every day a day of Thanksgiving, and continuous contentment will sparkle in your body, mind, and soul. The All-Sufficient One does not need the benefit of our thankful hearts, but when we are grateful to the Fountain of all … Read More

Shenandoah (Divine Ma) – Words by Nayaswami Jyotish

Watch this lovely public performance of “Divine Ma”, with words by Nayaswami Jyotish set to the popular American song “Shenandoah”, sung by a men’s ensemble at Ananda Palo Alto, CA. Lyrics by Nayaswami Jyotish O Divine Mother, I long to know You. Fade away, O world of maya. Divine Mother, I long to know You. Away, I’m bound away into … Read More

Life Is a Dream

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. Sometimes a friend Helps us ascend Up from life’s … Read More

I Wander With Thee

Introduction (Written by the composer for use in performances) “In the spirit of St. Francis Let us roam the earth Spreading God’s joy everywhere, And inflaming hearts with divine love.” Lyrics Father, now that I wander with Thee, Flow’rs and fields are alive with Thy joy! All that I owned to Thee I’ve given, Now I sing: In Thy love … Read More

From Joy I Came

Lyrics by Paramhansa Yogananda Melody by Shivani Lucki From joy I came, For joy I live, In sacred joy I melt again. Recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village, during Sunday Service November 7th, 2021.

Greet the Day with Joy – Hello There, Brother Bluebell, Ep. 19

Lyrics (by Swami Kriyananda) Hello there, Brother Bluebell, Play me a tune today! The breezes on the meadow Have made you look so gay! The meadowlarks are singing: Joy’s in the air. Come set your bells a-ringing! You’ve gladness to share! Hello there, Sister Dewdrop, Linger a little while! Your colors in the sunlight Would make a monarch smile. What … Read More