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.

April 30, 2017
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter V: 25-26

The whole series of verses describing the nature of a wise man should be read together in order to obtain a clear picture of Krishna’s idea. Half-knowledge is like jumping ...

April 30, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — The Continuity Of Change

The yogi knows that all things in this world are subject to change, and therefore he doesn’t crave for anything, and he doesn’t endeavor to hold onto any pleasures. It is when you try to capture ...

April 30, 2017
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Seeking The Source Of Wisdom

What is the source of wisdom? Jesus said: "The kingdom of God is within you," but that was Jesus's realization, not yours. “Tat twam asi’ is the guru’s realization, not yours. The Master's realization must ...