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.

Daily Readings

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

June 28, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 9: 3

The word ‘śraddhā’ cannot be easily translated. Merely translating it into ‘faith’ does not make it clear. However, the rest of the verse gives an indication of its meaning. If that s

June 28, 2016
Jnana Yoga Day 9 - Disc 18

Two important factors were discussed this morning. One was that everything we see and we hear, everything that we think and we feel, everything we experience, is a modification of consciousness--so that there is essentially no difference between ...

June 28, 2016
Insights & Inspirations: Do You Want Happiness? Give It!

A young American friend said to me, "I need love, lots of it, to make life worth living." Quite so. But this love is within yourself; hence the eyes close and the mind turns inward when you are in the presence of ...