Music Antidotes to Overcome Negative Emotions

The Ananda Music ministry is thrilled to announce the imminent launch of a long-awaited program based on Swami Kriyananda’s concept of Music & the Art of Living. The program, titled Music Antidotes for a Happier & Healthier You, is presented by Satyaki Brockschmidt, a longtime Ananda member who currently lives at Ananda Village. Swami Kriyananda said that every piece of our … Read More

Walk Like a Man

Dear friends, As many of you know, we just had an inspiring Spiritual Renewal Week at Ananda Village. Many devotees from far and near joined us for a week of classes, music, satsang, and other fun activities. Many singers from other communities joined our choir, or sang as soloists, enriching the week with their inspiration. Over the next few weeks … Read More

I Have Been Roaming – Devotional Song

Dear friends, The chant I Have Been Roaming (by Swami Kriyananda) is a simplified version of one of Yogananda’s deeply mystical songs, Divine Love Sorrows. It tells the story of how every soul, after having turned away from God’s love and wandered for incarnations in foreign lands of sorrow, finally realizes the truth that true fulfillment and happiness are possible … Read More

Music Antidotes For a Healthier You

by Ramesha Nani “Learn to behave.” With these simple words, a great sage of modern India, Swami Sri Yukteswar, exhorted his young disciple Mukunda [Paramhansa Yogananda] to respond to everyday life situations in the highest and most proactive way possible, and not to allow moods and negative emotions to cloud his judgment as to what the right course of action … Read More

What Is Love?

Dear friends, “The fact that love is beyond scientific investigation, yet is something we all feel: surely this alone is proof sufficient in itself that God exists!.” –Swami Kriyananda “Where do you get the power to love? You see, the problem with man is the ego-thought:​ ‘We do. We love. We hate. We feel joy. We feel sorrow.’ But the truth … Read More

Ah, Moon of My Delight

Ah, Moon of My Delight  is part Swami Kriyananda’s album I, Omar, inspired by the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Omar Khayyam’s famous poem is loved by Westerners as a hymn of praise to sensual delights. In the East, his quatrains enjoy a very different reputation: they are known as a deep allegory of the soul’s romance with God. Even there, however, … Read More

Christ Has Come

This is the third video with two songs from Swami Kriyananda’s Oratorio Christ Lives telling the story of Jesus’ birth; CHRIST HAS COME Swami Kriyananda wrote this song inspired by his visit to the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem in 1985. He wrote: “The Church of the Nativity is the oldest still-active church in Christendom. Its traditions date back to earliest Christian … Read More

The Annunciation

This is the first of a short series of songs from Swami Kriyananda’s Oratorio Christ Lives telling the story of Jesus’ birth THE ANNUNCIATION “And the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And … Read More

Shepherds Awake!

This is the second video with two songs from Swami Kriyananda’s Oratorio Christ Lives telling the story of Jesus’ birth; SHEPHERDS AWAKE! and SHEPHERDS’ GROTTO “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and … Read More

Lord, May We Serve You

What does “serving God” mean? Here’s what the composer, Swami Kriyananda, has to say about this song: “Living for God is fun! Sadly, too many approach Him lugubriously. It is more than an honor to serve Him: It is a deep satisfaction. We are not our egos! Every step we take away from these little selves of ours brings us closer to the … Read More