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How to Be a Portal of Grace

No matter who wins the election in the USA, and no matter where you live in the world, we have a tough chapter ahead. Our communities are polarized, our people are angry and fearful, and as of today two hundred people are dying every hour from the virus. Plus, Mother...

Many Paths to Wisdom

The main purpose of spiritual life is to recognize our spiritual oneness. Living a spiritual life means living in harmony; caring and sharing for one another. There’s no room for any exploitation or corruption in spirituality. This also means to feel and show...

Integral Yoga: Looking Back, Going Forward

In October 2020, Swami Karunananda gave the following talk—during the San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute’s 50th anniversary celebration—on the future of the Integral Yoga teachings and organization. A reporter once asked me to describe Swami Satchidananda’s legacy,...
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Don’t Make the Same Mistake Your “Woke” Elders Once Made

Don’t Make the Same Mistake Your “Woke” Elders Once Made

I was as woke as a young white man could be, back when the terms closest to “woke” were “hip” and “cool” and pretty much anything else that wasn’t “straight,” which referred not to a sexual orientation but to people living an ordinary, conventional way of life. To me,...

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Ayurveda and Yoga Recovery Tools

Ayurveda and Yoga Recovery Tools

Durga Leela is the founder of Yoga of Recovery, a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools for a holistic mind, body, and spirit. In this podcast, Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) talks with her about...

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Enlightenment or Escapism?

Enlightenment or Escapism?

Are you looking for true enlightenment, or do you just want to escape from reality? In this video, Integral Yoga teacher and Yoga therapist Nalanie Chellaram talks about the dangers of drugs and ayahuasca, both of which are seen as shortcuts to enlightenment. She also...

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Sacred Mantra Series: Newly Remastered

Sacred Mantra Series: Newly Remastered

During the 1980s, Swami Satchidananda recorded a series of mantras, and then several more in the 1990s. These recordings became the "Sacred Mantra Series" CDs. Integral Yoga Media has now remastered this series for digital download. These are now available on the...

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Voting as an Antidote to Despair

Voting as an Antidote to Despair

Sharon Salzberg, the popular meditation teacher and co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society, recently wrote an article for Tricycle magazine on voting, meditation, and how to counteract despair through changing the system. During these challenging times, Tricycle...

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Buddhism on Worrying—& How to Eradicate It.

Buddhism on Worrying—& How to Eradicate It.

My 10-day “Introduction to Buddhism” course was held in the main Gompa of Tushita Meditation Center. One of the texts that was written on the walls inside read the following: “If it can be remedied, why be upset about it? If it cannot be remedied, what is the use of...

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How to Be an Effective Ally: Beyond the Book Group

How to Be an Effective Ally: Beyond the Book Group

Integral Yoga minister, Rev. Kamala Itzel Hayward is joined by Kathy Simon to host the series "Beyond the Book Group: How To Be An Effective Ally & Advocate For Racial Justice." This will be a four-session series on Tuesdays, from  Nov. 17 to Dec. 8, 3:00 PM -...

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