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We Are All Expressions of the One

My philosophy is to be relaxed always, under all circumstances. You don’t need to prepare yourself to achieve something. Just be as you are and then if anything inspires you, go ahead and take action. The purpose behind all the different spiritual teachings is simply...

Divine Union in Kabbalah and Classical Tantra Yoga

I was at an auto body shop in West Los Angeles waiting for my car, sharing the waiting area with an elderly woman who was reading Tikkun magazine. She put the magazine on a desk and I asked if I could read it while I was waiting. She said yes. I sifted through the...

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...

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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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Yoga & Kabbalah: The Mystical Connection

Yoga & Kabbalah: The Mystical Connection

The wisdom of these ancient traditions share many common boundaries in their approach to enlightenment. In this article, Prahaladan Mandelkorn, a teacher of Yoga and Kabbalah, explores parallels between these two traditions. Swami Satchidananda and the White Stone In...

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Remember the Oneness

Remember the Oneness

Swami Satchidananda initiated the tradition of celebrating all the great spiritual teachers of every faith during each Guru Poornima celebration. In this same spirit, we include this essential teaching of his regarding the essential unity of all spiritual wisdom. Even...

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My Journey in Yoga and Zen

My Journey in Yoga and Zen

Padma Wick, one of Swami Satchidananda most senior students, reveals the innermost yearnings that took her deep into Zen Buddhism as part of her Integral Yoga path. In this article, she shares her journey through personal stories, conversations with Sri Gurudev, Swami...

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Torah and the Yoga Sutras

Torah and the Yoga Sutras

  In his Yoga Sutras, Patanjali says: “Tapah Svadhyayesvara Pranidhanani Kriyah Yogah.” Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda translates this as: “Accepting pain as help for purification, study of spiritual books, and surrender to the Supreme Being constitute Yoga in...

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A Journey in Yoga and Sufism

A Journey in Yoga and Sufism

Not only is Shaykh Ahmed Abdur Rashid a khalif, (authorized teacher) of five Sufi Orders, he once was known as Vasudevadas while he was following the path of Yoga. His spiritual seeking led him to India and to finding his Sufi teacher. In this interview he shares the...

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Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights

Daily we pray: Tamaso Ma Jyotir Gamaya, which means “Lead us from darkness to light.” In a way, it is the darkness that makes us look for light. If the light is always there, we won’t be worried about it. So, it is the darkness that makes us cry for light. Every faith...

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