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Ananda Music — With Ramesha Nani

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. Ramesha (Fabio) Nani began his formal music training with classical guitar at the age of seven, … Read More

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Ananda Music — With Dhuti Johnson

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. Before Dhuti Johnson came to Ananda, she had a very musical upbringing with piano and guitar … Read More

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Ananda Music — With Gitanjali Gregorelli

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. Tyagini Gitanjali Golub-Gregorelli first became acquainted with Ananda music in 1978. From the first moment she … Read More

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Ananda Music — With Dambara Begley

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. Dambara Begley has enjoyed singing, playing and sharing Swami Kriyananda’s music since shortly after he arrived … Read More

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Ananda Music — With Nayaswami Uma

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 Uma came to Ananda in 1976 for a month and never left. She describes that … Read More

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Ananda Music— With Nayaswami Nirmala

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 Nirmala Schuppe came to Ananda Village in 1975, and immediately fell in love with harmonium … Read More

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Ananda Music — With Jeannie Tschantz

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. Jeannie Tschantz began working with Swami Kriyananda’s music soon after she moved to Ananda Village in … Read More

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Ananda Music — With Bhagavati Nani

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. Bhagavati (Sharon Brooks) Nani received her Master of Music in flute performance from the San Francisco … Read More

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Rise O My Soul in Freedom

Ramesha, Bhagavati and Prashad chant this beautiful song by Swami Kriyananda. Recorded at Ananda Village June 6th 2021. Lyrics: Nothing on earth can hold me, Rise, O my soul, in freedom. Nothing on earth can hold me, Rise, O my soul, in freedom. Rise, O my soul, in freedom: Nothing to fear anymore. Rise, O my soul, in freedom: Nothing … Read More