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.

Focusing on issues that concern and unite all branches of yoga, it is our intention to provide materials that will enrich and enliven your understanding and practice of yoga.

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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.

October 21, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - Maya, The Basic Limitation

The concept of illusion gives rise to a lot of misunderstandings. Maya is a limitation or conditioning that is inherent in  ...

October 21, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1

A psychologically inert person, one who is not alert, has fixed ideas, for they seem to afford him some comfort. They destroy the ever-stirring spirit of enquiry in him. Such a person is committed to ...

October 21, 2018
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 15: Sloka 11

The outgoing tendency of the mind and the senses does not permit the ignorant man to turn his gaze within and behold the self. The Kaṭhopanisad describes the supreme effort of the rare hero who averts his gaze from the objects of the senses in order to ...