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.

May 21, 2022
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 ...

May 21, 2022
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, 2022
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 ...