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.

December 12, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Standing In The Way of Surrender

In The Bhagavad Gita Arjuna says, "tell me what is good for me, what is ultimately good for me, pleasant or unpleasant! I surrender myself." This surrender is a mysterious thing. Does anybody want ...

December 12, 2018
Insights and Inspirations — Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 — Enlightened Living (2)

Perhaps there are methods, but it is only after trying out some techniques that one realizes that no method or technique is really necessary or that the discovery of Truth is not  ...

December 12, 2018
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 18: 42-44

Where is it said that the mere accident of birth or erudite scholarship are the qualifications of a brāhmaṇā? Elsewhere, the word ‘brāhmaṇā’ has been defined as one who knows ...