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.

February 22, 2019
Insights and Inspiration — Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 The Self

Does the end of the body mean the end of the self? Once death has come, will I still exist or not? Most of us do not take this enquiry seriously.  One thinks, "Why worry, who cares ...

February 22, 2019
Venkeatesa Daily Readings - The Karma Yogi's Attitude

What is the Karma yogi's attitude?

February 22, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter II: 62-63

This is somewhat parallel in construction to Arjuna’s words in Chapter I, verses 40-42. What are the ‘steps to destruction’ (anartha-paraṁpara)? Arjuna had traced it from war to the destruction of ...