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.

March 30, 2020
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter IV: 9

At this stage it is necessary to remind ourselves that the first person singular used in this scripture does not refer to the personality ‘Krishna’, but to ...

March 30, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Inner Awareness: Clear Vision

We have all heard that one should cultivate inner awareness, that we should live in the present, that we should turn to God. We have tried all this, but ...

March 30, 2020
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Instrument, Not The Doer!

If you watch for carefully you will see that whatever judgment the mind makes is completely limited to our psychological, biological survival. This is the animal nature of our being.  The mind is not interested in ...