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 23, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter III: 38-39

By ‘desire’ is meant selfish desire, which is neither natural to life (as desire for food) nor the uncaused desire for God which is accompanied by wisdom and unselfishness and which naturally leads to ...

March 23, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Vairagya

In our daily life, we are caught by two suggested “opposing” techniques or concepts - “either - or” . In all this the central problem is forgotten — the ego and its conditioning. The truth is that there is ...

March 23, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Quest For Truth

Who decides what will be done — what is 'duty'? No-one external to the self, which means neither another person nor one's own calculating intellect or blind motion; but only the divine which is  ...