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.

May 22, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter VI: 37-39

 Granted, it is possible to control the mind if we have the necessary faith. But, faith in the electric kettle alone will not boil the water! We have to fill it with water, plug it in and ...

May 22, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Beyond The Veil

Integrity and sincerity are not technical skills that can be acquired, they are spiritual qualities that manifest themselves when the covering veils are removed. Neither wholeness nor sincerity ...

May 22, 2018
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Spirit

Life is spiritual. The spirit is indivisible and it is also invisible. It therefore does not satisfy man's craving to experience it, to possess it and to express it. Therefore we see in him a savage compulsion to ...