Welcome

Welcome to the Swami Venkatesananda Website.  We are currently revising a newer version (but it is not yet posted to the web). 

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.

It with great sadness that we announce that Robert Franke, our long time webmaster,  programmer and host of SwamiVenkatesananda.org passed away at the end of 2021.  We owe Robert much of the credit for this site and also the new site which was he on the way to completing when he was hospitalized and where he remained until he passed away.  This has not only delayed our new version of our website, but currently makes it difficult to update the old site. If you spot a problem or have difficulty with something, please let us know.  In the meantime, we have added some new audio to our What's New section.  

Thank you for your patience. 


Daily Readings

The next three daily readings are shown below. You may also view a complete listing on our Calendar of Daily Readings.

July 5, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 - More Thoughts On The Guru

My Guru, Swami Sivananda, was once asked, "Since You did not live with your Guru, since You led an independent life during your sadhana, what were the obstacles that you encountered and how did you overcome them?"

July 5, 2022
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 9: 13-14

The previous two verses stated the characteristics of a person of diabolical nature. Here we are introduced to the characteristics of the man of divine nature. Nature is ..

July 6, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Bhakti Yoga

In our own daily experience of sleep there is oneness, but without the experience of realization of oneness. The desire to experience it awakens you. When you wake up, the unity is ...