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.

March 24, 2019
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter III: 40-41

 Responsiveness to sense-stimuli is inherent in the senses, mind and Intellect. All these are the material half of divine nature. Water dissolves salt but not stone. Fire burns dry firewood but not  ...

March 24, 2019
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — The Source of Prejudice

Can we go to the source of prejudice - the source of fear, anger, hate, jealousy, infatuation and pride? These are all mental aberrations which do not exist in nature. If we see that attraction and aversion belong to ...

March 24, 2019
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Have You Heard Of 'Yogism'?

I haven't! Years ago when Indian in a responsible position recommended me to a group of seekers as an authority on ‘Yogism'. I always wondered what he meant by that.