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The Journey to Your True Calling

Stephen Cope changed my life. He might change yours, too. Need inspiration today? You got it. Put away your yellow highlighter when you read a Stephen Cope book. You’ll find yourself marking almost every sentence. The whole book will be yellow. Fifteen years ago, I...

Lights and Legends of Diwali

The grand festival season has already begun!  No matter where we live in this vast country and what faith we belong to, if there’s one festival that connects us together, it’s Diwali. While most other festivals are celebrated in small pockets in the country, Diwali is...

Swami’s Children: 1970 Documentary

In 1970, after the popularity of the legendary Woodstock Festival, CBS-TV decided to learn more about the Swami who opened that Festival and set a tone of peace and hope for the nearly 500,000 young people attending it. CBS produced a documentary on this new movement...

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How to Be a Portal of Grace

How to Be a Portal of Grace

No matter who wins the election in the USA, and no matter where you live in the world, we have a tough chapter ahead. Our communities are polarized, our people are angry and fearful, and as of today two hundred people are dying every hour from the virus. Plus, Mother...

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A Rabbi’s Soul-Shaking Lesson in Forgiveness

A Rabbi’s Soul-Shaking Lesson in Forgiveness

It was my second Yom Kippur as a newly ordained rabbi, and I had the honor of delivering the sermon—on forgiveness—to thousands of congregants. Yom Kippur is the most solemn holy day in the Jewish calendar. Each word of my sermon had been carefully crafted; each text...

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Mahasamadhi: Faith and Transition

Mahasamadhi: Faith and Transition

Swami Karunananda (senior Integral Yoga monk and master teacher) writes about the Guru-disciple relationship and shares some of the inspiring experiences she had with her Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda. This talk was recently given on the 18th anniversary of the...

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All Us Men

All Us Men

In this article, Darren Mahesh Hayward explains how he came to set up a meditation group in the UK called All Us Men (or AUM). The group is aimed at helping men manage difficult emotional times.  A group of men from all walks of life, different ages and lifestyle, all...

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The Power of Right Action

The Power of Right Action

In this video podcast, Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) and Lotus Lee Morgan discuss yogic action, what really matters, and the meaningfulness of being a part of a "tribe." Lotus has served as Satsang & Sacred Events Coordinator at...

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My Journey to Becoming a Yoga Teacher

My Journey to Becoming a Yoga Teacher

I was born in 1977 and I think it is fair to say that Yoga has been part of my life since I was a baby. But I would never have expected Yoga to become such a prevalent part of my life. For this, I am grateful to my parents and my father’s wonderful Guru, Swami...

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The Wisdom of the Poets

The Wisdom of the Poets

In your darkest moments, when your heart feels tender and broken wide open, I hope you’ll turn to the wisdom of the poets. A good poem can act as a balm for your soul as well as prepare you for the truths you’ll rediscover at this time. One of the poems, “The Guest...

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