photo of H. H. Sri Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh
photo of H. H. Sri Swami Venkatesananda,   disciple of Swami Sivananda

This site has been created for all, no matter what religion or path. It is not intended to further any particular group, organization, or philosophy. It is hoped that it will illumine a deeper understanding of yoga for seekers of truth, no matter what path you follow and no matter where you are in your journey of discovery.

Be sure to visit our affiliate web site for more daily readings (Sutras, Yoga Vasistha, Venkatesa Daily Readings and more) plus new recordings of lectures given by Swami Venkatesananda (many new talks on yoga uploaded in 2009).
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a remarkable reading from The Kingly Secret

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Much of the content on site is under copyright protection. Not because anyone wants to make any money, but simply so editions remain consistent with the approved editions (as they were approved by Swami Venkatesananda himself). We do not wish to have others re-edit these works who are not qualified to do so. 

None of the publishers makes any money off these publications, with the possible exception of the books published by SUNY Press. As time goes along, we will publishing as many of these works online as possible. We have begun the project, and a few works have appeared at

The Chiltern Yoga Trust holds copyright for many of Swami Venkatesa’s publications, including the dailyreadings series, (the most popular being The Song of God (the Bhagavad Gita) and the Supreme Yoga (a daily readings version of the Yoga Vasistha). 

The Divine Life Society, in Rishikesh has  published some titles, most recently (with the assistance of Swami Lakshmi of the Chiltern Yoga Trust) they have put out a larger version edition of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali with lots of commentary.  It is recommended to those seeking to learn about the Yoga Sutras. 

Anahata Press has also published a new U.S. publication of   the Yoga Sutras. New York State University Press also publishes a number titles, among them, The Concise Yoga Vasistha.

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Students and "seekers" are encouraged to print out the material for for their own personal use and individual study, and to meditate upon the wealth of practical wisdom that Swami Sivananda and Swami Venkatesa have left as their legacy. Toward that end, we will be providing Adobe PDF files in the future. We still encourage you to obtain the books because, let's face it, they are more perfect medium for ongoing and prolonged study.  Click on the link for "book publishers" if you wish to learn more about obtaining the books.  Please visit to learn more.




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