The Spiritual Wisdom of George Harrison

For many, George Harrison was just one of the Beatles and a musician, but there was so much more. This short video captures some of the spiritual wisdom that inspired his inner life and his spiritual journey. He explains how being anchored in the Yoga teachings and...

My Journey “In the World, But Not of the World”

From 2008 to 2009 I lived at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, in Buckingham County, Virginia. I returned to “the world” in 2009 to take a job in the West Indies, where I spent four clumsy years stumbling all over myself in an effort to integrate the experience and...

Vegetarian Crocodile Offered Last Rites at Hindu Temple

Indian Express: In a rare gesture, a Kerala temple accorded “bhu samadhi” to a crocodile, named Babiya, that died in the shrine’s pond on Sunday night and a post-mortem cited the death due to old age. Since the crocodile has been part of the lore of Sree...

The Origin Story of Integral Yoga Japan (Hiroshima)

I’d like to share with you the story of how I decided to start Integral Yoga Japan in Hiroshima. There was a lady in Japan who was undergoing a lot of physical and mental challenges. She wrote to Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville to ask for help and guidance. Swami...

Remembering Uma Devi Pemmaraju

Uma Devi Pemmaraju passed away in early August 2022 at the age of 64. She was the daughter of the late Dr. P. N. Rao and his wife, Rani, mother of Kirana Petkun. The entire family, including Uma’s siblings, Dr. Rama Pemmaraju and Dr. Shankar Pemmaraju, were...

Celebrating the 135th Birth Anniversary of H. H. Sri Swami Sivananda

In honor of the 135th Jayanthi (birth anniversary) of H.H. Sri Swami Sivanandaji (the Guru of Sri Swami Satchidananda), we hope you will enjoy this wonderful video, “You are the Master of Your Destiny.” It features the actual voice of Sri Swami Sivanandaji, as well as...