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.

May 21, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter VI: 35-36

The greatest aid to control of mind is the realization that the uncontrolled mind is our worst foe and sooner or later it must be controlled (and will be) before we can ...

May 21, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Examining The Ego-Sense

With what shall I examine the ego-sense? Once again you are trapped. There must be another way and that is called direct observation. Again it is possible that in this direct observation, one uses the mind to ...

May 21, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The River

ife is full of surprises. The unexpected always happens, but it is not the fault of happening. We are part of a game called life. You often ask, "Swamiji, when will you come back?" In order to come back ...