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Let the Holidays Become Your Light-filled Holydays

If we want to make all our days holy days we should think of the inspiring thoughts of the great sages and saints. Otherwise, when we celebrate this holiday season, it will be just once a year fun. Instead, let us utilize the season to reaffirm that we wish to lead...

New Multimedia Website Launched: Insights

For 35 years, Mind & Life has supported research and dialogue at the intersection of science and contemplative wisdom to better understand the nature of the human mind. Now, to share key learnings inspired through our work, we’re pleased to announce Insights, a...

The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living

Wayne Teasdale (1945-2004) was a lay monk who combined the traditions of Christianity and Hinduism in the way of the Christian sannyasa. In The Mystic Heart (1999), he presented a bold and imaginative picture of the dawn of a new age of interspirituality when people...

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“Mission: JOY” – Documentary

“Mission: JOY” – Documentary

“ Mission: JOY ” is the moving and charming documentary about the friendship between Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu and their secrets of finding joy in troubled times. These unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from lived experience, ancient traditions, and the latest...

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Online Interfaith Meditation Conference June 10-12, 2022

Online Interfaith Meditation Conference June 10-12, 2022

Join faith leaders and spiritual teachers from various traditions in this online interfaith meditation conference from June 10 – 12, 2022. Meditation is one of the most widely used forms of spiritual practice that enables us to connect to the Divine. This timeless...

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BOOK: The Be-Attitudes

BOOK: The Be-Attitudes

New from Integral Yoga Publications: The Be-Attitudes   In this new book, Swami Satchidananda unpacks each of the Beatitudes from the "Sermon on the Mount" from a yogic perspective. With a foreword by Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB, this new addition to the "Peter Max...

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Sleep as a Spiritual Practice

Sleep as a Spiritual Practice

There are many stories in the Zen tradition that offer a perspective on sleep, such as the enlightenment of Ananda, where he stayed awake for several days on end trying to attain Great Liberation. He finally decides to give up on attaining enlightenment and get some...

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When Yoga Meets Zen Meditation

When Yoga Meets Zen Meditation

Many of us come to meditation for the first time to still our mind. We recognize that the source of suffering has something to do with the way our minds work (or don’t work) and we believe that by sitting still and taming our mind we will become calm and peaceful. One...

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Do You Want to Become Whole?

Do You Want to Become Whole?

In this essay, Br. David Steindl-Rast, OSB, reflects on how we make ourselves whole by making each other whole. He explores the classic teaching story “Ten Oxherding Pictures” from the Zen Buddhist tradition. Wholeness has intrigued me ever since we boys built...

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Swami and Artist

Swami and Artist

In this video, Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) interviews Swami Jyotirmayananda, who was initiated as a sannyasin (monastic) in 1986. She has served at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville in various capacities, including designing and...

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