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.

June 21, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter VIII: 16

Every moment, the past moment is dead; and each moment dies an instant after it is born. Death is co-existent with life. That is, there is birth, death and rebirth moment after moment. When one realizes this, life and discipline ...

June 21, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Know Thy Self

Yoga philosophy seems to suggest the contrary of the word “denial”. It tells us not that life is like a shadow, but that the ego is a shadow.; not that the world is unreal, but that ...

June 21, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - What is Prayer

One thing that is practiced universally is some sort of worship. When I love God I want to express my love directly. I think more and more people should learn to ...