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Luckshmi Cannon: Helping Eliminate Hunger in the Algarve

REFOOD Almancil is an organization in the Algarve area of Portugal whose mission is to eliminate hunger, food waste and strengthen the bonds of the local community. Integral Yoga Teacher Trainer Luckshmi Cannon (SIS website developer & fundraiser), joined by a...

Service from the Heart!

Ulla Rapazote, director of Service in Satchidananda (SIS) Portugal was recently featured in the news! Swedish-born Ulla is a grandmother has lived and worked in Portugal for more than 50 years. She loves the country and for the past 10 years has been determined to...

Seva – Dedication and Devotion in Action

The saints and sages of many faiths are dynamic examples of how spiritual awakening is accompanied by a natural impulse to serve humanity. After experiencing the interconnection of all of life, many of these great beings were moved by a profound compassion to dedicate...

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Spiritual Activism in a Violent World

Spiritual Activism in a Violent World

In the wake of yet another gross example of racism and another senseless murder in the USA, many people are searching for some way to actively respond to a world that has given birth to so much violence and injustice. In Integral Yoga, we often speak about how we can...

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 Helping, Fixing, or Serving

 Helping, Fixing, or Serving

Karma Yoga, the path of selfless service, is a main branch of the classical Integral Yoga system. Integral Yoga founder, Swami Satchidananda, considered the spirit of Karma Yoga as foundational to the practice of Yoga. In this article, Rachel Naomi Remen, MD, captures...

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Service in Satchidananda: Buckingham, Virginia

Service in Satchidananda: Buckingham, Virginia

Christmas 2018: For over 30 years, "Christmas in Buckingham" has brought holiday cheer to Yogaville's neighbors. And, now again this year, "Christmas in Buckingham" has been underway. What a joy those who are participating are! How sweetly they manifest Swami...

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Service in Satchidananda: Sri Lanka

Service in Satchidananda: Sri Lanka

December 2018: Jayan Johnson and myself are in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka doing seva on behalf of Service in Satchidananda (SIS). We are buying food, washing machines, and beds and taking them to hospitals and homes that are still affected by the 2004 tsunami. We are so...

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Satchidananda Prison Project

Satchidananda Prison Project

Swami Satchidananda always cared deeply about serving men and women in prison. When he was serving in Sri Lanka, he and the members of his ashram built temples for both minimum and maximum security facilities and conducted regular prayer meetings for the prisoners....

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Off the Mat, Into the World

Off the Mat, Into the World

Seane Corn believes that the future of Yoga is seva, selfless service. But, it’s not just a belief, it’s something she is helping to manifest as an activist working as the Yoga ambassador for YouthAIDS and as cofounder of Off the Mat, Into the World®. In this...

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Service in Satchidananda

Service in Satchidananda

Service in Satchidananda (SIS) is a non-profit international network of charities established in honor of Sri Swami Satchidananda and based on his core teaching of seva, or selfless service. SIS funds global projects that are working in a sustainable way and giving...

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Kula for Karma: Yoga Therapy Seva

Kula for Karma: Yoga Therapy Seva

Kula for Karma is transforming lives and changing the face of healthcare by delivering therapeutic Yoga, meditation, and stress management to people with physical and mental health challenges. Since 2007 we have pioneered the integration of therapeutic Yoga into...

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