Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami's Writings

Satguru Teaches Abroad

Welcome to an index of all the teachings by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami. This collection consists of Satguru's YouTube talks, audio talks, keynote presentations and Publisher Desks from Hinduism Today Magazine.

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Peace and Contentment     |  YouTube  | 

The deeper truth is that we are learning about ourself the whole time, and our inner changes are reflected in our relationships.

Achieving Affectionate Detachment    Editorial  |  YouTube  | 

The deeper truth is that we are learning about ourself the whole time, and our inner changes are reflected in our relationships.

Managing Chronic Stress    Editorial  |  YouTube  | 

Almost everyone these days is challenged by the growing intensity of life. Here are some tools to maintain balance.

Five Suggestions to SBNRs    Editorial  |  YouTube  | 

Five suggestions for all of the spiritual but not religious crowd.

One God, Many Divinities    Editorial  |  YouTube  | 

A guide to the complexities of Deity images in Hindu temples and the nature of our temple consecration rites.

Surrender is Central to All Yogas    Editorial  |  YouTube  | 

People who are religious have another factor in their life, the help of divine forces. Religious individuals invite blessings into their lives by practicing self-surrender, humble submission or taking refuge in the divine.

The Power of Kindly Speech     Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation  | 

It is the Instinctive, animal-like nature which contains the tendencies to become angry, jealous, fearful or hurtful to others. Part of making progress on the spiritual path is learning to control the instinctive mind. This is where the yamas, the ten ethical restraints, come into play.

An Alternative to Happiness    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation  | 

When we look at the world as providing our happiness, life is a constant series of emotional ups and downs. When we derive our contentment from within, life is joyous, and we can share that joy with others.

Making Dharma Your Own    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation    

An explanation in dharma and which of its various definitions apply to you.

Dance and the Spiritual Path    Editorial  |  YouTube

What could success in the fine arts possibly have to do with progress in our religious life?

Growing Up Without Prejudice    Editorial  |  YouTube  | 

Conflict and violence have their roots in hatred learned during youth. By teaching children tolerance, we create a more peaceful future.

The Journey to Liberation    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation    

Though moksha may seem remote, there is wisdom in keeping this ultimate goal in mind as we live our day-to-day life."To attain life’s ultimate purpose, three qualifications must be met: Earthly karma must be resolved; dharma must have been well performed and God must be realized."

A 10-Minute Spiritual Work-Out    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation    

An abbreviated daily regimen designed for those who find that today’s busy life allows little or no time for introspection.

Advancing through Life’s Four Stages     Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation    

Applying the wisdom of ashrama dharma lends dignity and increasing purpose to every decade of life, but requires some new thinking.

Be a Spiritual Leader    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Uplift the spirit of everyone you meet by expressing kindness, gratitude, appreciation and encouragement.

Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Progressing from our instinctive to intellectual to spiritual nature, our soul unfolds to resplendence like a beautiful lotus.

Can Everyone Benefit from Yoga    Editorial  |  YouTube 1  |  YouTube 2  |  Graphic Presentation

While openly available, yoga is rooted in Hindu scripture, teaches Hindu practices and leads to oneness with God. Practice with caution!

Drawing Close to Ganesha    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

How sincerely approaching Him as a real being can deepen your relationship with the Lord of Obstacles.

Givings Secret Gifts    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Consistently contributing to your religion has the power to draw spiritual fulfillment and material wealth into your life.

God of Fear/God of Love    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Love is the basis of worship in all Hindu denominations, expressed through bhakti yoga toward one’s chosen Deity.

Hinduism: Religion or Way of Life?    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Our publisher confronts a long-standing misapprehension about our faith, showing us why Hinduism is more than a way of life.

I Want To See God     Editorial  |  YouTube: N/A  |  Graphic Presentation

Some pertinent suggestions to sincere seekers on where and how to look for Divinity.

Improving Our Character     Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

If we start at the beginning and work systematically, we can replace undesirable qualities with their opposites.

Letting Go of Past & Future     Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

A peaceful and effective life is waiting for those who undertake the not-so-easy work required to live in the eternal now.

Mistakes Are Part of The Spiritual Path    Editorial  |  YouTube: N/A  |  Graphic Presentation

Blunders are, in truth, opportunities to improve our behavior and thereby make spiritual progress.

Noninjury: the Foremost Virtue    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Belief in the law of karma and accepting the divinity of all beings are the twin pillars of ahimsa; compassionate nonhurtfulness.

Our Three Kinds of Temples     Editorial  |  YouTube 1  |  YouTube 2  |  Graphic Presentation

The community temple, the home shrine and the sanctuary inside you are readily available to stabilize and uplift your daily life.

Path to Higher Consciousness    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Exploring how following Hindu principles develops the refined character needed to move from anger and fear to lofty states of mind.

Practice Makes Perfect    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Five core disciplines for bringing our inner perfection into our intellectual, emotional and instinctive nature.

Sinner or Divinity?     Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

While some faiths view man as sinful by nature, Hinduism holds that our inmost self is the divine and taintless soul, or atma.

The Aim of Hindu Practices    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Dharma, seva, puja and raja yoga lead to purification of the mind, which is the essence of all spiritual endeavors.

The Three Stages of Faith     Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

We progress from blind faith to conviction bolstered by philosophy, and finally to certainty forged in the fires of personal experience.

The World Is an Ashram     Editorial  |  YouTube: N/A  |  Graphic Presentation

Life is demanding and you have no time for spiritual pursuits? Everyday happenings offer abundant opportunities to evolve.

Using the Power of Affirmation     Editorial  |  YouTube: N/A  |  Graphic Presentation

We mold our lives constantly by what we think and say. With positive affirmation, you can harness this creative force to improve your life.

What Is True Success?     Editorial  |  YouTube: N/A  |  Graphic Presentation

Hinduism favors and furthers the pursuit of wealth, pleasure and happiness—all guided by dharma.

When Kids Embrace Hinduism    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

For best results in passing on your faith, present concepts as life-enhancing tools rather than life-restricting rules.

Which Yoga Should I Follow?     Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation

Exploring four popular approaches to four spiritual regimens: karma yoga, bhakti yoga, raja yoga and jnana yoga.

Applying the wisdom of ashrama dharma lends dignity and increasing purpose to every decade of life, but requires some new thinking.
Be a Spiritual Leader    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation
Uplift the spirit of everyone you meet by expressing kindness, gratitude, appreciation and encouragement.
The Art of Listening     |  YouTube  | 

With the modern distraction of digital media, we must be more mindful than ever of person-to-person communications. Sound is regarded as divine in Hinduism, so it is fitting that listening has always held a central role in the faith.

Behold the Sacred Lotus Flower    Editorial  |  YouTube  |  Graphic Presentation
Progressing from our instinctive to intellectual to spiritual nature, our soul unfolds to resplendence like a beautiful lotus.

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