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.

July 6, 2022
Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 1 — Bhakti Yoga

In our own daily experience of sleep there is oneness, but without the experience of realization of oneness. The desire to experience it awakens you. When you wake up, the unity is ...

July 6, 2022
Insights and Inspirations (Venkatesa Daily Readings Vol 2) — Re-definitions

Even more vital to inspiration is expiration: you cannot breathe in if you have not breathed out completely. Expiration means death, too! Unless 'I' dies, you cannot receive anything, no inspiration is possible. The ego must go - that is why ...

July 6, 2022
Song of God (Bhagavad Gita) — Chapter 9: 15-16

When the spirit of sacrifice is thus fostered, our interdependence is seen. One sacrifices to the other — the seed sacrificing itself gives rise to the tree, the tree sacrifices itself to produce the fruit (food). Hence, there is an interconnectedness where we are all interwoven into the fabric <