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 21, 2019
Insights and Inspirations - Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - What Are We Here For?

Is there a purpose at all to life? The question of how best the purpose can be served (which means choice, and then the decision) comes later. Somehow we think that there is ...

July 21, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter10: 10-11

We cannot demand (except in the sense of yearning) God-Realization. Who demands? The ego! We do not deserve God-Realization so long as the ego is active. When the ego is not there, who is there to demand? This is the greatest of all puzzles, which only God can solve. Therefore the wise seeker lea

July 21, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Awakening

It is often the inner tyrant (the self) that demands freedom from external authority, and determines what that freedom means. True freedom is freedom from self, which is realized ...