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.

November 18, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter 17 Slokas 20-22

The Upaniṣad command us to give, to give with respect and love, and to give in plenty. That is the spirit. Our Master always gave and encouraged even ...

November 18, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - Frustration on the Path

If you study the life of Jesus Christ or Buddha you see it through and through. Frustration is half of this process of spiritual awakening, because we are ...

November 18, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Not For Owning

Is there no escape from this vicious circle? Where is the light that makes us free? Is there a state of being in which we shall neither turn the light on ourselves in an attempt to shine as superior persons, nor hide our face from it, reveling in the vanity of obscurity? The light of the light hu