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Golden Jubilee: Swami Yogananda’s 50th Sannyas Anniversary

During Guru Poornima in 2021, we specially honor Swami Yogananda Sarasvati, who was initiated into the Holy Order of Sannyasa fifty years ago in 1971 by his Guru, Sri Swami Satchidananda in Kandy, Sri Lanka. He was the first westerner to be initiated by Swami...

A Surgical Mission A Doctor Won’t Forget

My relationship with Swami Satchidananda began with meeting Dr. Sandra (Amrita) McLanahan, at a conference in Tarrytown, New York where she was one of the speakers. She was a student of the Swami, and she was young, energetic, and spoke of Yoga, spirituality, and...

Attuning to the Guru Within

Recently, someone was asking me about the connection to the Guru. Words are limited. Whatever “under-standing” I have on this matter comes from the experience of “standing-under” God’s Presence through Sri Gurudev Satchidananda’s loving guidance. Today I am far from...

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The Darshan Line

The Darshan Line

When I was in my 20s, I used to go to the New York Integral Yoga Institute on 13th Street and buy books and tapes and great things. And then I took a shiatsu class there with a great bunch of spiritual people for 20 weeks and we were all different, but we all got...

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Dalai Lama Birthday Message

Dalai Lama Birthday Message

On July 6, 2021, His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 86th Birthday was celebrated around the globe. On the occasion, His Holiness offered this inspiring birthday message. The Mind & Life Institute were among the many organizations to honor the Dalai Lama’s birthday,...

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Little Big Man: A Yogaville Adventure

Little Big Man: A Yogaville Adventure

Miles Eberle (son of the Yogaville and Integral Yoga Magazine webmaster, Sam, and wife Lilavati) was captured on his daily rounds in Yogaville, where he was born and lived until a few years ago, when he and his family moved to Colorado to be with the rest of the...

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The Daily Life of Temple Carvers

The Daily Life of Temple Carvers

Ever wonder how Indian temples are built? This documentary-style video gives an overview of daily life in the building of a temple. The Kauai Aadheenam is a temple under construction in India. Artisans from India are responsible for the authenticity of the temple...

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A Swami’s Ode to Joy

A Swami’s Ode to Joy

Swami Hamsananda shares this "Ode to Joy." Joy, humor and childlike wonder characterize one of Integral Yoga's most senior and beloved swamis! Ode to This Glorious Day! I am filled with so much happiness right now that I am writing this to pass it on. I love to pieces...

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Ego’s True Purpose

Ego’s True Purpose

Swami Ramananda, Integral Yoga's resident swami poet shares this inspiring poem on the ego's true purpose. dear little ego are you not tired of this treasure hunt, no gold at the end of the rainbow and no end your story is a dark cloud it blocks the light but has no...

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Remembering Sundaram Gross (1948–2021)

Remembering Sundaram Gross (1948–2021)

On the afternoon of Saturday June 5, 2021, Sundaram Gross, Integral Yogi and our beloved spiritual brother, passed away. Yogaville sangha members, who were at his bedside, had just read him the second chapter of the Bhagavad Gita where Sri Krishna says to Arjuna:...

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The Colorful World of Peter Max

The Colorful World of Peter Max

In this short video from 2015, CBS This Morning interviewed pop artist icon Peter Max. This past week, Peter Max Studio sent out a promo for his beautiful artwork and they highlighted Max's relationship with Swami Satchidananda (Max's Guru) and the influence on his...

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Miumiu, “Guitargirl”

Miumiu, “Guitargirl”

Miumiu, a six-year-old girl from eastern China’s Jiangsu province, has become an internet star for her videos showcasing her singing while playing her guitar. She is also adept at other instruments, including the piano and drums. Enjoy this short news report from Hong...

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Underneath the Narrative of Your Life

Underneath the Narrative of Your Life

Underneath the narrative of your life, just below the grand storyline, even beneath the colorful emotional landscape, there exists a rich, mysterious world of sensations – a somatically-organized field of intelligence, creativity, and aliveness. But there is no...

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