Welcome

Welcome to the Swami Venkatesananda Website.  We are currently revising a newer version (but it is not yet posted to the web). 

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.

It with great sadness that we announce that Robert Franke, our long time webmaster,  programmer and host of SwamiVenkatesananda.org passed away at the end of 2021.  We owe Robert much of the credit for this site and also the new site which was he on the way to completing when he was hospitalized and where he remained until he passed away.  This has not only delayed our new version of our website, but currently makes it difficult to update the old site. If you spot a problem or have difficulty with something, please let us know.  

In the meantime, we have added some new audio to our What's New section.  There are four dozen new talks (48), with the latest ones being added on August 15th, 2022.

Thank you for your patience. 


Daily Readings

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

October 5, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Volume 1 Following Guru's Example

There is a funny story told of Sri Swami Shankaracharya, the famous philosopher. He had some disciples, and they were touring the whole of India on foot. In hot Central India, they were dying of thirst, and they appealed to the Guru for help. There was no water available anywhere, but ..

October 5, 2022
Song of God — Bhagavad Gita : Chapter 14 9-10

The introspective spiritual aspirant is amazed, shocked and terrified when he discovers that in spite of himself his moods continuously change.

October 6, 2022
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter 14 11-13

Here and in the seventeenth (and part of the eighteenth) chapter, Krishna classifies the three guṇā in great detail. Our endeavor should always be to ...