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.

July 18, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter IX: 4-5

The danger of a negative approach in metaphysics is that the subtle truth which transcends (but in a way includes) all viewpoints is lost sight of. Hence, the goal of the yogi is ...

July 18, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Essential Discipline

Moral and psychological discipline is essential in every spiritual aspirant whatever path he chooses. On the path of jnana or wisdom, it is indispensable. There are no other ...

July 18, 2018
Insights & Inspirations - Tuning In To The Teacher

When we go to a Guru we don't argue. This is a hypothetical presumption: supposing the bee alights on some kind of a flower which doesn't have nectar. What does it do? It takes off. If you go to some holy person and you cannot relate to that person ...