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.

August 14, 2018
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Creating A Hermitage Within

There is a rather strange aspect of human nature; when we have something we want something else, and when we do not have it we miss it and long for it. Life or fate or karma throws you in the middle of ...

August 14, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter XI: 23-24

 This ‘fearful mouth’ is all-changing time – as revealed in verse 32. Here we are only concerned with Arjuna’s vision.

August 14, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - End To Karma

I am convinced that karma is “action” and not “fate”, that we do not suffer because of some unknown sin we committed in the distant past, but because of the state of ...