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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...

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...

“Conflict, COVID and Compassion” — the Dalai Lama Speaks

In this recent video, H.H. the Dalai Lama engages in a dialogue on Conflict, COVID and Compassion with Nancy Lindborg, CEO of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), and their Generation Change Fellows from his residence in Dharamsala, India. For the past several...

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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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Yoga is Not Another Religion

Yoga is Not Another Religion

Yoga is not another religion or new philosophy to be added to the many that are there already. Instead, the teaching of Yoga is the essence of them all. What Moses gave us as the Ten Commandments, what the Buddhists call the Dasa Sila or Ten Virtuous Practices, and...

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Yoga and Buddhism’s Common Boundaries

Yoga and Buddhism’s Common Boundaries

What is the relationship between Yoga and Buddhism? Yoga is often perceived as being focused on the body and Buddhist teachings as emphasizing the study of the mind. In this article, (the late) Michael Stone addresses these issues, explores the connections between the...

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