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.

September 28, 2016
Daily Readings Vol 1: No Desires. No Aspirations

What is perfection? When there are no more cravings, no more aspirations. How does one reach a state where there are no aspirations, no desires? We have been told that one keeps ...

September 28, 2016
Daily Readings Vol 2 - The Black Hole

he New Age Consciousness, especially in the Western World today, is bursting through the Black Hole of spiritual awareness!' Black Hole' is merely symbolic: it is a mystery since ...

September 28, 2016
Bhagavad Gita - Song of God - Chapter 13: 30

Tken literally, this verse can give rise to all sorts of misconceptions. The variety of beings does not rest in the one as, for instance, ‘birds rest on a tree’. If we adopt the ‘actual transformation’ (pariṇāma-vāda) of creation, (see verse 27 above)