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Celebrating the Spirit of Thanksgiving Throughout the Year

Thanksgiving 2020 may have just come and gone, yet these beautiful blessings expressing gratitude—from various wisdom traditions and luminaries—can enrich, and become a part of, our daily lives. Here is one sample from the inspirational collection offered by...

The Dalai Lama: A Message of Love & Inner Peace

Recently, His Holiness the Dalai Lama participated in the program "Buddhism, Science and Compassion," which was organized by the Einstein Forum (Germany). During the program, His Holiness stressed how all the religions share the value of universal love. He also...

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...

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Sleep: Buddhist and Yogic Perspectives

Sleep: Buddhist and Yogic Perspectives

In this article by Integral Yoga teacher and Zen priest, Daishin Eric McCabe, he explores common boundaries, as well as distinctions between yogic and Buddhist approaches to sleep. Included in the discussion are Yoga Nidra, the koshas, and Buddhist Sleep Yoga...

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Why Study About Death and Dying?

Why Study About Death and Dying?

Prior to a Yogaville online program (Graceful Exit: Death and Dying from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition) that Andrew Holecek offered via Yogaville, he shared his reflections on what the benefits are in not avoiding the subject of death and dying, but rather delving...

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Yoga’s First Interfaith Ministry

Yoga’s First Interfaith Ministry

The first thoughts of proposing some type of ministry for the Integral Yoga organization occurred in the winter of 1980.  My mother had been a member of the Third Order of St. Francis when she was young. This order was established by St. Francis in response to a...

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Living Mindfully and Gratefully

Living Mindfully and Gratefully

Some people think that monks have these esoteric practices and “What can we poor laypeople do?” But when you really understand what the monastic life is about, you realize that we are only doing — under more favorable circumstances and in an environment that...

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Light Of Truth Universal Shrine: Virtual Tours

Light Of Truth Universal Shrine: Virtual Tours

The Light Of Truth Universal Shrine (LOTUS) was founded by Swami Satchidananda (Integral Yoga founder) and is dedicated to the Light of all faiths and to world peace. It is the first interfaith shrine to include altars for all faiths known and yet unknown. People...

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