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The Swami Vishnudevananda Archives Karma Yoga Project

One of our most valuable resources for the teachings of Sivananda Yoga continues to be the hundreds of inspiring lectures presented by Swami Vishnudevananda, recorded from 1969 to 1991. While it is possible to listen online to the recordings, the time has come to consider the transcription of the material in order to share it further with all seekers of peace and joy through yoga. 

We are currently looking for a specifically skilled team of 20 karma yogis who are interested in taking on the task of listening to systematically assigned parts of the archives and transcribing them into document form. There are approximately 400 recordings that we’d like to complete transcription of, as soon as possible. Please note that some of the material may be challenging due to Swami Vishnu’s accent and/or the quality of the recordings.

This karma yoga project is for you to consider, only if:

  • You have a good command of the English language and can type proficiently.
  • You have a basic understanding of Yoga Vedanta vocabulary and knowledge of principal Hindu deities.
  • You can dedicate 5–10 hours a week to the project and comply with a monthly deadline.
  • You are highly organized and focused.

We specifically welcome those who are writers, editors and journalists on the Sivananda Yoga path. 

The ultimate goal of the project is to categorize the lectures for publishing books, the first of which will be about Swami Vishnu’s vision of peace in the world through yoga and his notable peace missions. We feel there is no better time to share his wisdom, with all that is going on in our world. 

Please send your request to be a part of the project to Sita at archives(at)sivananda.org

If chosen to participate, you will be sent the transcription guidelines along with a timeline for your karma yoga work.