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Film: Invisible Hand

Invisible Hand is the world’s first documentary film about the creation of "Rights of Nature." The defining battle of our times where nature, democracy and capitalism face off in rural America. Produced by award-winning actor Mark Ruffalo, Invisible Hand takes you...

How to Breathe When the World is on Fire

The beginning of 2020 has become, in some ways, a distant fog. I remember sinking into grief from day one, descending like a rock thrown into the ocean. Australia was on fire and the fires were consuming a small kangaroo rescue I loved. I was on the West Coast, so far...

Challenge, Purification and Heroism

Sri Swami Sivananda (the Guru of Integral Yoga founder Sri Swami Satchidananda) said that our suffering brings out the essence in us, just as an herb releases its fragrance when crushed. Gold is exposed only by removing a mountain of soil. Diamonds are formed through...

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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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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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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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The Yoga of Money

The Yoga of Money

In this video (part of a talk sponsored by Integral Yoga Global hosted by Integral Yoga Europe), Shri K. Ramasamy shares advice he received from his Guru, Swami Satchidananda. A key concept he shares is how to transform business into service. Shri Ramasamy is a highly...

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Spirituality: Turning Toward Whatever is Happening Now

Spirituality: Turning Toward Whatever is Happening Now

A lot of people who’ve come to me have this idea that being spiritual is about being peaceful. But that idea of spirituality just turns spirituality into wanting to get from here now where you are to there where you want to be, where you think you should be. It...

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Mother: The First Guru

Mother: The First Guru

The mother is everyone’s first Guru, or teacher. The universe itself is the feminine aspect and all mothers are expressions of the Goddess energy. Mothers have the great responsibility and joyful prospect of nurturing and raising beautiful souls. This is one of the...

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Sending Prayers

Sending Prayers

As some of us were discussing the strange feel of this life with social distancing, we expressed both a sense of gratitude for being safe and healthy, and a deep pang of sorrow for those many souls who are suffering. Those in my immediate circle of friends are...

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Let’s Make Every Day Earth Day

Let’s Make Every Day Earth Day

Question: What do you think will happen to our natural environment? Swami Satchidananda: It’s already happening. We are ruining it. Now, we are thinking of repairing it. Well, that’s the way we learn. Mother Nature allows us to make the mistakes and to learn by our...

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Finding Our Steadiness

Finding Our Steadiness

It seems that life has taken us all to a surreal place. Initially, when changes happen in our lives, it takes a little time to adjust. Some become fearful, stressed and panicked, others want to help as much as they can. Time and understanding will help us adjust. In...

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