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“Conflict, COVID and Compassion” — the Dalai Lama Speaks

In this recent video, H.H. the Dalai Lama engages in a dialogue on Conflict, COVID and Compassion with Nancy Lindborg, CEO of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and their Generation Change Fellows from his residence in Dharamsala, India. For the past several...

Race and Equity in Yoga Training: August 18–27, 2020

The murder of George Floyd during the global COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed the largest civil rights movement in America’s history. The movement for Black lives has become front-and-center news. Widespread demonstrations, protests, and uprisings are causing our state...

Sacred Mantra: Free Download

Kirtan/musical artists and Integral Yogis Sam Rossitto and Meera Kerr each created a musical track of the sacred mantra for meditation given by Sri Swami Satchidananda. In his honor, we are sharing a mash-up of their songs, done with their blessings. Enjoy this new...

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Just Be As You Are

Just Be As You Are

I often quote Avvaiyar, a very great saintly female poet from South India. She was clever with her use of words and never wasted any. Just a few words were enough to give you a great message. Somebody asked her, “How can I arrive at my home?” or in other words, “How...

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CD: Sanctuary by Radhika Miller

CD: Sanctuary by Radhika Miller

Radhika Miller, a prolific musician and Integral Yogi, was inspired to write many of the songs on her new album, “Sanctuary,” to help soothe friends going through breast cancer treatments or loss. Though she studied classical piano as a child, Radhika took up the...

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The Problem with “Pick and Mix” Spirituality

The Problem with “Pick and Mix” Spirituality

We live in an age where information is available in abundance; perhaps even in excess. Be it through books, documentaries, or a quick Google search, we have centuries, maybe even millennia, of spiritual teachings at our fingertips. In some ways this is, of course,...

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Guru Tattva: The Guru Principle

Guru Tattva: The Guru Principle

Today, there’s a lot of misinformation and misunderstanding about the nature of the Guru. The Vedantic tradition tells us that, “The syllable gu means shadows. The syllable ru, he who disperses them. Because of the power to disperse darkness, the Guru is thus...

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Global Yoga Therapy Day: Aug. 13 – 14

Global Yoga Therapy Day: Aug. 13 – 14

The Yoga Therapy: Beyond the Studio summit is a free event hosted by the Global Yoga Therapy Day. The summit was created to educate the public, healthcare and Yoga communities about the profound work of Yoga therapists around the world. The summit features two...

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Creating a Just World: A Spiritual Perspective

Creating a Just World: A Spiritual Perspective

Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) is joined by Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward (Integral Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist, Integral Yoga minister) for this conversation on spirituality and social justice. For 13 years, Rev. Kamala practiced law full time,...

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Anxiety Buster & Hatha Teaching of the Month

Anxiety Buster & Hatha Teaching of the Month

Here we are in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and anxiety is through the roof. We’re surrounded by it in the media and in family and friends. It’s hard not to pick it up. And if we are anxious, our kids will pick it up too. Luckily, Yoga can help us understand...

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Renouncing the Spiritual Ego

Renouncing the Spiritual Ego

When it comes to either physical or mental problems, prevention is always better than the cure. And the best way to prevent troubles is by setting aside all your selfishness. Competition gets into everything, including Yoga and spirituality when there is the idea of...

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Enchanted Malas: Making Sacred Connections

Enchanted Malas: Making Sacred Connections

In this article, Yoga teacher and sacred jewelry creator India Terry shares the connection between the Earth’s natural cycles and mala beads. Terry says that malas are actually  wonderful tools to focus the mind and to connect us with the energies of these cycles. We...

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All Us Men

All Us Men

In this article, Darren Mahesh Hayward explains how he came to set up a meditation group in the UK called All Us Men (or AUM). The group is aimed at helping men manage difficult emotional times.  A group of men from all walks of life, different ages and lifestyle, all...

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Bhaktifest Online This Weekend!

Bhaktifest Online This Weekend!

No need to miss Bhaktifest! This weekend (August 8th and 9th, 2020) will be the first-ever virtual Bhakti Fest Reunion! Bhakti Fest celebrates the devotional paths of Yoga, kirtan (sacred music), and meditation. Participate in classes taught by world-renowned teachers...

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“The Three Swamis” – August 9th Special Online Event

“The Three Swamis” – August 9th Special Online Event

"The Three Swamis" program is an Integral Yoga special event sponsored by the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco. Part of its 50th anniversary special programming, "The Three Swamis" will benefit the fund to replace the roof on the historical building that...

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Self-Realization Fellowship 100th Anniversary Celebrations

Self-Realization Fellowship 100th Anniversary Celebrations

The 100th anniversary of Paramahansa Yogananda's arrival in the West will be celebrated with a weeklong convocation (Aug 9–15). The convocation features a weeklong program of classes on Paramahansa Yogananda’s “how-to-live” teachings and meditation techniques, online...

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Enlightened Health in the Time of COVID-19

Enlightened Health in the Time of COVID-19

"The enlightened person does whatever is appropriate," explains Dr. Amrita, in the latest Integral Yoga Podcast. Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) discusses enlightened action and a number of wellness topics with Dr. Amrita— founder of America's...

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Surfing the Waves: Equanimity During Uncertainty

Surfing the Waves: Equanimity During Uncertainty

Sri Swami Satchidananda often reminded us that the great surfers spend thousands of dollars to travel across the globe to find the big waves, and to experience the thrill of riding them into the shore. Emotionally, socially, economically and spiritually we are...

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Yoga’s First Interfaith Ministry

Yoga’s First Interfaith Ministry

The first thoughts of proposing some type of ministry for the Integral Yoga organization occurred in the winter of 1980.  My mother had been a member of the Third Order of St. Francis when she was young. This order was established by St. Francis in response to a...

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Wake Up!

Wake Up!

When I was a young boy, I used to dream a lot about wild animals in the jungle. And very often, in these dreams, they used to chase me. I would run and run and get so tired and when I felt that I couldn’t run anymore and the tiger was very close to me, right in the...

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Integral Yoga Online Trainings & Workshops Summer/Fall 2020

Integral Yoga Online Trainings & Workshops Summer/Fall 2020

Find all the trainings, workshops, and special events sponsored by Integral Yoga Global here on the Integral Yoga Global Calendar. Each program is sponsored by one of Integral Yoga's many centers around the world and can be easily accessed here by using this calendar....

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The State of Union (Yoga) Address

The State of Union (Yoga) Address

The State of Union (Yoga) Address is a groundbreaking six-part series created by Black and Brown Yoga teachers, as an act of conscious protest to uplift and amplify BIPOC and their voices within the Yoga community. Each episode in this six-part series centers around...

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