Ananda Kirtan: The Joy of Chanting

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Join us in singing these beautiful and joyful chants dedicated to Ganesha, Shiva, Krishna, the Guru and Divine Mother. Recorded in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village during the Shivaratri celebration in March 2022. Chants: 1. Ganesha Sharanam (traditional Indian) 2. Om Namah Shivaya (traditional Indian) 3. Jaya Shiva Shankara (traditional Indian) 4. Shiva, Shiva, Shiva Shambo (traditional Indian) … Read More

Peace

By Swami Kriyananda, performed in the Temple of Light at Ananda Village, March 13th 2022. Lyrics Peace gave us the mountains. Peace gave us the sky. Nightly, when starlight enfolds us, Peace is its lullaby. Amen. Amen. Peace gave us the morning. Peace gave us the sun. Bird songs that call us to welcome Day, and fresh labors begun. Amen. … Read More

Wartime Lullaby

By Swami Kriyananda, performed by Bhagavati and Ramesha Nani. Lyrics Lullaby, my sweet baby, lullay, lullay, Angel voices sing peace on the wind, And though men cry with sorrows, God’s silence within Speaks of realms that no tears ever stained. Beauty, men say, is a dream never known; Shadow to them is a light. But their gloom is a cry … Read More

Christ Lives in Love – The Shawl of Gold (Ep. 27)

Lyrics The Shawl of Gold by Donald Walters (Swami Kriyananda) A poor little girl walking in the cold, Her clothing all tattered and thin, Spied a rich man standing outside a church— Outside a church, outside a church— Spied a rich man standing outside a church, The service about to begin. “Please, sir,” she said, “hear an orphan child: The … Read More

Soaring on Wings of Music: A Winter Instrumental Concert

Be carried away on wings of music. Beautiful and mystically enchanting pieces will be performed on cello and piano by Keshava Betts and Todd Billingsley. The concert includes selections from The Mystic Harp, I, Omar, Songs of Divine Joy, adaptations of sacred chants by Paramhansa Yogananda, and much more. More musicians will join the festivities, too. But this will be … Read More

What Is Love?

By Swami Kriyananda. Lyrics: What is love? Is it only ours? Or does love whisper in the flowers? Surely we, children of this world, Could not love by our own powers. What is joy? Is it just a dream? Or does joy laugh in every stream? Are the clouds mindless after all? Or is joy all Nature’s theme? “God is … Read More

Divine Love Sorrows (By Paramhansa Yogananda)

Divine Love Sorrows, adapted by Paramhansa Yogananda from Fritz Kreisler’s “Liebeslied” Lyrics (by Paramhansa Yogananda) I have been roaming, Forsaken by Thee, Who hast seen me groping, Hardly ever answering. I shall be roaming, roaming Bursting all the bound’ries of heart. Ever more moving t’ward Thee, To Thy vast unthrobbing heart. Come Thou to me O Lord, O come at … Read More

How Shall I Love Thee

Beautiful chant by Swami Kriyananda, recorded at Ananda Village January 16th 2022. Lyrics (sing each line twice): How shall I love Thee, Lord my God? With ev’ry breath I breathe! Just as a fire may burn a whole forest, Burn to the root my desires! How shall I seek Thee, Lord my God? With ev’ry breath I breathe! Just as … Read More