The Meaning of Sivaratri
Question: Can you please tell us about the meaning and the significance of Sivaratri? Sri Swami Satchidananda: Like any other spiritual practices or observances, the Hindus have one night-long vigil remembering Lord Siva. They divide the night i Full Story
Veganism Is Not An Option
Dr. Will Tuttle’s book, The World Peace Diet, is the first book to make explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual Full Story
Why Be a Vegetarian? By Sri Swami Satchidananda
I was asked a question: “Do the Vedas teach vegetarianism?” The answer is, there is no Veda without the mention of ahimsa. “Ahimsa paramo dharmaha” means that the greatest dharma one can embrace is ahimsa. Saint Ramalinga Swamigal always Full Story
Vegetarianism by Sri Swami Sivananda
Sage Uddalaka instructed his son Svetaketu: “Food when consumed, becomes threefold. The gross particles become the excrement, the middling ones flesh, and the fine ones the mind.” My child, when curd is churned, its fine particles which rise Full Story
Asana: Steps to Personal Transformation
An Interview with Robert Butera, PhD Robert Butera studied at the Yoga Institute in Mumbai, India, where Yoga is viewed as a spiritual practice and a total lifestyle. A contributor to Integral Yoga Magazine and presenter at Satchidananda Ashram– Full Story
Yoga for Veterans
According to Newsweek (April 27, 2009), “Some 8 million Americans have the disorder [PTSD] in a given year and the military is at even greater risk.” Now, Integral Yoga teacher Anuradha Bhagwati, a former Marine Captain, is teaching Yoga to veter Full Story