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.

July 15, 2020
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter IX: 34

The process of meditation is not like dropping a stone into a cup of water, but like dropping a lump of ...

July 15, 2020
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - The Royal Road

  Raja Yoga, "the royal road to self-knowledge" is aptly termed “royal" because it is the most direct highway along which writing is smooth and swift. In The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali ...

July 15, 2020
Insights & Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — The Key To God Consciousness

There is a bold and beautiful declaration in The Yoga Vasistha: "He is a guru who is able to give rise to God-consciousness in the disciple by a look, a tourch, by verbal communication or by grace." The guru is one who ...