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.  There are four dozen new talks (48), with the latest ones being added on August 15th, 2022.

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.

November 30, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Not Possible.

It is not possible for me to surrender myself. Surrender must happen just as humility must happen. It is God who exercises the will, it is God who ...

November 30, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2 (Insights & Inspirtations) - Tune Oneself To The Guru

The great masters often isolated themselves from society. Even if they did not do so physically, they achieved a psychological isolation by behaving like a fool or ignoramus. Seekers who were mature sought the company of the masters and received instruction and knowledge. Such maturity is purity<

November 30, 2022
Song of God - Chapter 18 17

This mysterious egoistic notion is the cause of all our sins and sufferings. In fact it is this notion that sins and that suffers, too. The ‘I’ creates its own ghosts, desire and hatred, clings to them and fears them. In the one it sees many and gets bewildered. Forgetful of God, the supreme blis