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.

September 25, 2023
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 13: 26

Creation itself involves both the subject (knower) and the object (the field). Creation can be viewed from two standpoints. ‘I think; therefore, I am’ is true, though not in the Cartesian sense of a division, for awareness or consciousness is ...

September 25, 2023
Venkatesa Daily Readings - The Changing & The Unchanging

Life brings all sorts of situations from day to day. Some of them are the same old things repeated from time immemorial - hunger, thirst, fear and sleep - some of them are new, and some of them are ...

September 25, 2023
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — One, Only One

Self-realization is considered to be the goal of yoga and Vedanta. In that case, what is the self? Do you have a nice image of the self seated in the heart, shining resplendent like ...