Paramahansa Yogananda took India’s art of devotional chanting to the West, introducing thousands to the experience of chanting together in devotion to God. At New York City’s famed Carnegie Hall in April of 1926, the great Master taught the beloved chant “O God Beautiful” to the large audience that packed the hall. He later recounted:
“For one hour and twenty-five minutes, the thousands of voices of the entire audience chanted…in a divine atmosphere of joyous praise….The next day many men and women testified to the God-perception and the healing of body, mind, and soul that had taken place during the sacred chanting, and numerous requests came in to repeat the song at other services.”
Listen to Kirtans
Below you can enjoy devotional chanting by Paramahansa Yogananda (singing “In the Temple of Silence”) followed by a sample of recordings of chants performed by the YSS/SRF monastics.
“Introduction: In the Temple of Silence"
by Paramahansa Yogananda
“In the Temple of Silence” chanted by
Light the Lamp of Thy Love
Radha Govinda Gopi Gopala
Kaun Hai Mere Mandir Me
The albums from which these chants are taken are available on the YSS Bookstore.
Below you will find kirtan (devotional chanting) led by YSS/SRF monastics. These videos also incorporate periods of meditation in between the chants, and are 90 minutes or 3 hours in length in total — though of course you may choose to incorporate just portions of these videos into your daily meditation practice.
Devotional Kirtan Session by YSS Monastics
YSS Monks Kirtan & Meditation | 2021 Convocation (90 min.)
YSS Monks Kirtan & Meditation | 2020 Convocation (90 min.)
SRF Monks Kirtan & Meditation | 2021 Convocation (90 min.)
SRF Monks Kirtan & Meditation | 2021 Convocation (3-hr)
SRF Nuns Kirtan & Meditation | 2021 Convocation (3-hr)
SRF Nuns Kirtan & Meditation | 2020 Convocation (3-hr)
SRF Monks Kirtan & Meditation | 2020 Convocation (3-hr)