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 4, 2021
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) Chapter III: 6-7

Krishna’s yoga is Karma Yoga or Buddhi Yoga; the yoga that does not discourage activity, but, on the contrary, insists on intelligent dynamism. The man who refuses do his duty vainly rebels agains ...

March 4, 2021
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 - Arise, Awake!

What is un-divine life? A life ruled by the petty ego, a life full of selfishness, lust, anger and greed. A life of ignorance, this is un-divine life. It is not life at all. It is living death. Look - are you alive? Are you alive to ...

March 4, 2021
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) - Non-Judging Choiceless Awareness

Yama and niyama are simple if one truly endeavors to understand that they are in themselves the faithful manifestations of a vigorous search for reality. The searchlight of that search searches for ...