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.

March 19, 2018
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter III: 31-32

The idea is quite clear and plain. He who practices this Buddhi Yoga, feeling that he is one with the entire creation, that one cosmic consciousness pervades all and in that consciousness he is ...

March 19, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Bhakti, From Devotion To Self-Surrender

Devotion starts with the “I love you” experience. This experience is in 'me' and can therefore be repeated in relation to others. But then I realize that love is when ...

March 19, 2018
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Understanding The Truth

'Tapas' in Sanskrit means burning. Any activity or practice that burns up the false sense of ego or self is tapas. One of the most important ways in which the self-idea manifests is ...