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.

Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

August 28, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 Only God Knows How

My Guru often pointed out, "Serve someone self-forgetfully." If you are able to reach that point of self-forgetfulness in the service of even one person, then it is possible for you to acquire a taste for it, and this period of self-forgetfulness might become more and more permanent, more and more expanded. In the course of time you may not only forget the self, but find out that the self ...

August 28, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 11: 49-50

Stand alone on a sand dune in a vast desert. Float alone on a wooden plank in the middle of an ocean. Sit alone in a dense forest, with not a man or beast around you. You are immediately terror-stricken. The limited mind of man is afraid of the limitless – even if this merely means ‘vast’.  If such is the case with mere earthly vastness, how then can the limited mind of man approach the ...

August 29, 2016
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 Life The Interminable Bridge