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 27, 2017
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 9: 1-2

In the last chapter Krishna quietly slipped in an idea which, on the surface, looks impossible: “Think of God constantly and at the same time never neglect your duty here.” How does a single person split himself into ...

June 27, 2017
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Ambition

Frustration is directly related to ambition: it is the other “side” of ambition. It thus destroys me and the world at large. When the several conflicting and competing ambitions of people oppose one another, there is ...

June 28, 2017
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter IX: 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 something ...