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.

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Daily Readings

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

September 22, 2018
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 13: 20-21

Krishna’s genius is synthesis, and here is a synthesis of subjective idealism and materialism. There are those who say that the outside world is a projection of ...

September 22, 2018
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Moving In The Wrong Direction

 Is it possible to be free of selfishness and thus become directly aware of what this self means? What is the self? We have completely neglected this quest and instead ...

September 22, 2018
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Life As God Willed

When the mind considers something as pleasure, that assessment itself creates the climate for the impression, the samskara. Is it possible to go through life without ...