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Bhakti Love Reunion: Sept. 15 – 18, 2022

The Bhakti Love Reunion will be held September 16th - 18th, 2022 at Native Springs, Weldon, California (near Bakersfield and Lake Isabella). A life changing weekend of community, collaboration, harmonious energy, oneness, mindfulness, playfulness and joy. A sacred...

The Sound of Yoga

High summer rang loud on garlic harvest day. I stuck my pitchfork into the soil as sun spilled down the hill and into the veggie garden. Goldfinches twittered as they climbed the swaying sunflowers. Warm and sweet air rose from the earth. Leaving the pitchfork speared...

A Weekend of Music, Mantra & Magic: August 2022

Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville will host a special weekend of Music, Mantra, and Magic with Seán Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band from August 12 - 14, 2022, in person. Join Seán Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band for a heart-opening weekend bhakti retreat that includes...

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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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