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.  

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.

May 20, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Desire & The Danger of Belief

Everyone is driven by various desires, and the resultant seeking acquires respectability when supported by beliefs. What is desire? Can you locate it? Can you see what it is made of? 

May 20, 2022
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) - Chapter VI 33-34

Anyone who has endeavored to fix the mind knows how difficult it is; if the object of our attention is outside, and sensuously attractive, perhaps it compels our attention. Anyone who has  ...

May 20, 2022
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Relationship

The quest for the truth concerning relationship is a tremendous inner discipline. What makes relationship? Simply, very simply, relationship comes into being; it happens. None of us were ...