Welcome to the revised Swami Venkatesananda Website.

Both a renowned Sanskrit scholar and yogi, Swami Venkatesananda - like his master, Swami Sivananda - can be regarded as a sage of practical wisdom.

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Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

June 19, 2019
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter VIII: 12-13

[Just as it is important for us to know how to live, it is equally important for us to know how to die – not to be afraid of death, to block it from our minds or even to long for it. Death is inevitable. The Bhagavad Gītā, in addition to teach ...

June 19, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — The Analytical Approach To

I am mentally repeating the mantra "Om" and I hear the sound "Om". I ask, "Where does the sound come from? Where does it happen?"

June 20, 2019
Insights & Inspirations — End To Dualism

There is a state where dualism comes to an end, a state which transcends the dualistic notions of happiness and unhappiness. The yogis call that state bliss or ananda, a state of pure awareness which is not aware of ...