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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...

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...

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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The Importance of Spiritual Community

The Importance of Spiritual Community

As we gather for various events celebrating the 50 year anniversary of Integral Yoga in San Francisco, we are reminded again and again of the importance of spiritual community.  We have committed ourselves this month to making good use of the support and inspiration...

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The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind

Unless we achieve complete mastery over the mind, we won’t achieve anything. To achieve this mastery, we need self-discipline. Human beings have been given the capacity to have good control over our minds and to do good, useful things with our minds—things that are...

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Being a Yogi in Troubling Times

Being a Yogi in Troubling Times

As a lifelong journalist and a more recent arrival into the compassionate philosophical arms of Yoga, I wish to share a deep concern about this troubling time in the world. And how I connect my life as a Yogi to troubling current events. For in truth we all are...

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The Tao Teaching that can Cure our Addiction to Busyness

The Tao Teaching that can Cure our Addiction to Busyness

In my early career as a psychologist in academia, I valued being productive to the exclusion of other dimensions of myself. Outside of work, my relationships, play, and spiritual practice were of central importance to me. Yet I, and others around me, would have...

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Recovering Natural Joy

Recovering Natural Joy

Many of us think of joy as an experience we have when something special happens. We may plan specific activities, such as a vacation, some entertainment or dining out, that we think will bring us joy. This thinking is so prevalent in our culture that we don’t realize...

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