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Why Sound Heals

We can feel it when we turn on the radio and our favorite song happens to be playing, or when we sit quietly and listen to the rain. There is a palpable peace when we are absorbed in quiet and a different kind of rejuvenation when we hear the wind in the trees. Have...

Narada Burton Greene: From Bomb To Balm

In December 2020, pianist Narada Burton Greene was interviewed by All About Jazz, a web site produced by jazz advocates, jazz professionals, and web technicians. This article is an excerpt from that in-depth article that traces Greene's history and evolution as one of...

A 50 Year Tapestry

On February 12, 2021, Legacy Recordings reissued a black vinyl of "Tapestry," the classic album by singer/songwriter Carole King. The reissue features the original design of the Ode logos on the sleeve (the label that originally put out "Tapestry" in 1971). February...

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Sutra 1.33: The Four Locks and Keys

Sutra 1.33: The Four Locks and Keys

Mirabai Moon has composed a beautiful musical rendition of sutra 1.33 from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. This sutra gives "four locks and keys" to interpersonal relationships. Also knjown in Buddhism as the "Four Immeasurables," the four keys are: maitri...

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Shakuhachi: The Spirit of Zen

Shakuhachi: The Spirit of Zen

Rodrigo Rodríguez is a Shakuhachi composer, musician and teacher. The Shakuhachi is a Japanese wind instrument with some 500 years of history, from its origins the role of the instrument was linked to different genres of Japan to contemporary times as a fundamental...

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Sacred Mantra: Free Download

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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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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Kirtan with Astrud!

Kirtan with Astrud!

Enjoy this wonderful kirtan with Astrud Castillo and hosted by the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco. Sure to lift your spirits! A devoted Bhakti Yogi and kirtan artist, Astrud came to Yoga seeking peace of mind. She was most inspired by and drawn to the...

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Prayers for Our World: Chant for Healing and Protection

Prayers for Our World: Chant for Healing and Protection

In this video, Swami Satchidananda and students chant the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra 27 times for healing and protection. This mantra enhances health and well-being on all levels. It can be used for personal healing and protection, and is the perfect mantra to repeat to...

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Integral Yoga Podcast with Krishna Das

Integral Yoga Podcast with Krishna Das

Krishna Das, the Grammy-nominated sacred music composer conducts a workshop in Yogaville annually. During his 2019 program, he sat down with Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) for a podcast. Having traveled extensively in India, where he met his...

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Krishna Das Kirtan, Yoga of Devotion Weekend & Webinar

Krishna Das Kirtan, Yoga of Devotion Weekend & Webinar

Memorial Day Weekend 2019, Krishna Das  graced us during what has become an annual event in Yogaville. Once a year, Krishna Das comes to Yogaville on Memorial Day weekend to share the practice of Bhakti Yoga. In addition to satsang on Saturday evening, he conducts a...

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Listening to the Sound Within

Listening to the Sound Within

Nada Yoga is the Yoga of sound and it includes practices using sound formulas and mantras. Mantra repetition itself is a Nada Yoga practice. Through repeating the mantra, you gradually develop that sound vibration within. After practicing for a long time, you will be...

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World Peace Affirmations and Prayers

World Peace Affirmations and Prayers

In 1969, while the Vietnam war was still underway, the youth that were coming to hear Swami Satchidananda's weekly talks at the Universalist Church in New York, were desperate for the war to end and for peace to prevail. Instead of "fighting" for peace, Sri Swamiji...

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