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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...

Watch Replay of: LIVE “Responding to Racism: A Spiritual Perspective”

Watch this replay from the LIVE "Responding to Racism: A Spiritual Perspective" panel on June 14th, 2020 with Integral Yoga minister Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward and Mazin Jamal Mahgoub, moderated by Swami Ramananda. The discussion includes how—from a spiritual vantage...

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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Seva Foundation

Seva Foundation

Seva Foundation started in 1978 as a small group with a big idea. Using their personal Rolodex of health professionals and cultural activists, Larry & Girija Brilliant invited an eclectic group that included the World Health Organization’s Dr. Nicole Grasset,...

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