A Concert of the Music of Swami Kriyananda

Episode 13

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

Dance of the Woodland Devas

Episode 14

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.

Life Is the Quest for Joy

Episode 15

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

Jai Guru Omkara Dance

Episode 20

Watch this beautiful dance to the powerful Shiva chant “Jai Guru Omkara” with Ananda members during Friday evening’s program at Ananda’s 50th anniversary celebration. Recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village.

Temple of Light: Highlights from the Dedication for All World Religions and Interfaith Unity

Episode 27

On Saturday, July 6, 2019, of the 50th Anniversary of Ananda celebration, there was a panel of eight spiritual leaders representing the various world religions. We have built niches into the outer walls of Temple of Light and placed there sacred religious symbols, making the temple truly a temple of all religions, as Paramhansa Yogananda did with his temples, which … Read More

Celebrating the Light

Episode 30

Watch the beautiful Temple of Light dedication celebration at Ananda Village, Saturday evening, July 6th, 2019. It begins with a joyful procession, a special blessing for the temple and the world, uplifting choir music and a beautiful arati ceremony of celebrating the Light. With Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi and many hundreds of devotees.

Hymn to Brahma

Episode 33

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