Swami Venkatesananda's Centenary Celebrations

100 years since his birth

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Swami Venkatesananda was the first yogi to come to Australia – certainly Western Australia - where he came in 1961 as the guest lecturer of the University of Western Australia (UWA) Adult Education programme.

“His public tour was a tremendous success culminating in the Physics Theatre which was packed to the highest tier to hear his discourses on Yoga and Christianity”. He held and won the hearts of everyone present with his clear and lucid explanation of this difficult subject, also his wonderful sense of humour which had the audience rocking with laughter.” 

At these lectures were those whose lives changed direction and who would never lose contact with the Swami. Foremost amongst these was Nancy Horwood (Swami Lakshmiananda) who was pivotal in the founding in 1972 of the first non-residential John Street Ashram in North Fremantle and in 1976, the residential Sivananda Ashram Beacon Yoga Centre in Fremantle (Beaconsfield). 

Swami Venkatesananda: Experiences and Lessons

The Ananda Kutir Ashrama in Cape Town, South Africa is hosting monthly talks by disciples and devotees of Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji Maharaj (Guru of Ananda Kutir Ashrama) in which they will share with us their experiences and spiritual lessons learnt through their contact with Swami Venkatesananda.


Speakers will be from all over the world.

The talks will take place online on the 29th of every month.

Yours in Prem and Om,Vidyananda

Mother Yogeshwari shares her experiences with her Guru

Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji and the lessons she learnt. 

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Dr Veena Sharma shares her experiences and lessons learnt with her Guru Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji. 

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Swami Ambikananda Mataji shares her experiences and lessons learnt with her Guru Sri Swami Venkatesananda Ji.  

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Narayan Becker shares his experiences with Swamiji.

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Amrita Mataji's talk on Swami Venkatesananda

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Swami Parvathiananda's talk on Swami Venkatesananda: Experiences and Lessons.

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Talks by Geoff Barkley and Rukmini Miller:

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Talks on Swami Venkatesananda by Shobha Day:

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