Back to Stanford. The true teachings of religion are captured in the music, more than in the words.
Swami Kriyananda — Mentor of the Heart. Early arts-related experiences with Swamiji.
Writing About Ananda. Spiritual lessons to share; learned while leaning over the keyboard.
I Have Need for Your Company. How a popular song catalyzed a life-changing spiritual experience.
Meaningful Art. Art that betrays the universal human project of finding happiness and freedom from suffering is philosophically bankrupt and spiritually treasonous.
Music and Consciousness: Mind the Company You Keep. From a talk by Swami Kriyananda at a seminar in Germany, in 1989.
Little Kathy — How Singing the Right Music Aligns Our Essential Vibration and Helps Us Find Our Freedom. Asha Nayaswami, a 50-year disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, shares her thoughts on how music can change our consciousness in spiritually beneficial ways.
How Paramhansa Yogananda and Swami Kriyananda Helped Save Civilization 1000 Years Ago, and Why It Matters Today. Surprising parallels with the past.
Art & Spirit — Deep Focus, Big Joy. Spiritual art has a surprising way of emerging from the details.
How Artistic Creativity Can Bring Us Spiritual Healing. Asha Nayaswami, a 39-year disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, explains how expressing ourselves creatively can help heal our separation from God.
What Is That Light? Touching the Spirit of Christian Art. My yearning for a connection to my Christian roots was satisfied in the everyday experience of Christ.
Nuts. Can we do spiritual art when we are feeling less than perfectly centered in our minds?
Art As a Spiritual Practice — More than Meaningless Words? Asha Nayaswami talks about how art can help us get ahead spiritually and balance our emotions.
Drums. The Guru will use any means to help us in our efforts to effect a spiritual transformation.
Lift Your Hearts! Conversations with Ananda Music Directors Around the World. This very special music, composed by Swami Kriyananda, creates lasting inspiration in those who perform it.
How the Arts Help Children Succeed. A conversation with professional cellist David Eby. David plays with the Oregon Symphony and teaches at Living Wisdom School in Portland.
Starving Artist. Is it realistic to try to tie our lives as artists to the spiritual life? It might be more practical than you think.
Fuel for the Spiritual Life: Photographing Flowers. A conversation with Nayaswami Chidambar
Leaving Kauai — Blissful on the Bus. Finding beauty and bliss by prayer and deep Kriya Yoga breathing in unlikely surroundings.
The Spiritual Life
Running a Successful Business By Giving Our Labors to God. Devamuni relates his early experiences building an electrical contracting business.
Art As Spiritual Practice — More Than Meaningless Words? A 38-year disciple of Yogananda shares insights on the central role of the arts and creativity in the spiritual life.
Thy Light Within Us Shining. Conversations with Ananda members on how they have thrived spiritually by serving Paramhansa Yogananda’s work.
The Energization Exercises: 40 Years of Stories. A fifty-year disciple tells how the “rechargers” have helped him over the years.