The Executive Board
The Executive Board of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is comprised of senior dis-ciples of Swami Vishnudevananda, personally chosen and trained by him to direct theorganisation after his departure. Each of them has had many years’ experience in teach-ing all aspects of yoga. They are renowned for their devotion to Swami Vishnu-devanan-da and Swami Sivananda and for their profound knowledge and inspirational teachingand guidance, wisdom imparted to many thousands of students throughout the world.
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With ashrams and centres located around the worldsee page 52 for addressesThe International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, foundedby Swami Vishnudevananda is a non-profit organisation whose pur-pose is to propogate the teachings of yoga and vedanta as a meansof achieving physical, mental and spiritual well-being andSelf-realisation.
Swami MahadevanandaSwami SwaroopanandaSrinivasanSwami DurganandaSwami SivadasanandaSwami Kailasananda
elcome to the latest edition of YogaLife full of inspira-tional articles on the theme of the Art of Right Living.Swami Sivananda writes on Ahimsa, the practice of non-violence, guiding us to a deeper understanding of how to bring love into our own lives and so into the lives of others.Swami Vishnudevananda gives down-to-earth practical advice onunderstanding and controlling the mind. We get glimpses of our teachers in three articles; Memories by Prema Venugopal who as ateenage girl spent time with Swami Sivananda at his ashram inRishikesh; Sadhana Intensive, reports sent by SwamiVishnudevananda to his staff during his stay in the Cave high in theHimalayas; and A Day in the Life of Swami Sivananda outlining theprecise spiritual practice that he undertook on a daily basis.Many other articles add to the powerful message that yoga hassomething for all, that its wisdom is timeless and infinite. We hopeyou enjoy the issue.Sivananda Yoga Vedanta CentreJune 2008
One life vibrates in all beings. Life is common in animals, birds andhuman beings. Existence is common. There is one common con-sciousness. If you hurt any other creature, you hurt yourself. If youserve another man, you serve yourself. By serving others, you puri-fy your heart.Do not do any act which brings no good to others or which will makeyou repent later on or be ashamed. Do such acts which are praise-worthy and which bring good to you and to others. This is a brief description of the art of right living. Swami Sivananda
The spiritual strength behind the SivanandaYoga Vedanta Centres, Swami Sivananda’steachings are a synthesis of all the formaldoctrines of yoga. Author of more than 300books on yoga, Swami Sivananda was amedical doctor before renouncing worldlylife for the spiritual path. He founded theDivine Life Society and the Yoga-VedantaForest Academy, Rishikesh, Himalayas. Hismain message was: Serve, Love, Give,Purify, Meditate, Realise. In 1957 he sentone of his foremost disciples, SwamiVishnu-devananda to the West to spreadthe ideals of yoga. Swami Sivanandaentered Mahasamadhi on July 14th 1963.
Born in South India in 1927, Swami Vishnu-devananda entered the ashram of SwamiSivananda at the age of 18. A world famousauthority on Hatha and Raja Yoga, SwamiVishnudevananda founded the InternationalSivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres in 1957and was author of
The Complete IllustratedBook of Yoga, Meditation and Mantras,Karma and Disease
and a commentary onthe
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
. Swami Vishnu-devananda entered Mahasamadhi onNovember 9th, 1993.
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