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a documentary on the life and times of Swami Venkatesananda


Filmed in Fremantle Western Australia in August 1982, Through the Corner of His Eyes is a unique account of the life of the great yogi, sage and scholar Swami Venkatesananda.


Venkatesa tells of his young life, meeting the legendary Swami Sivananda - "my gurudev" - joining Sivananda's yoga revolution and living and serving for seventeen years in his ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas.

This documenatry provides rare footage of Swamiji's daily life; his lectures and informal chats and encounters. It is the only time he permitted such extensive filming of his work and life and he was to leave the body within a few months of its completion.

PUJA: an introduction to the value of ritual (14 mins.)

Swami Venkatesananda at the opening to Puja says: "The seeker who recognises that there is a deep and unfathomable self-ignorance and at the same time recognises that his or her self-effort is inadequate to dispel this ignorance, engages in prayer. And prayer can take innumerable forms. One such form is puja or adoration or worship." 


Through the Corner of His Eyes - DVD

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