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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 longtime...

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Tender Recollections of My Guru

Tender Recollections of My Guru

Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda came to the West in 1966. His presence was magnetic. He attracted people from all walks of life, from diverse backgrounds and faiths, with different temperaments, interests and capacities. The unifying factor amidst all the diversity...

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Pianist Serenades Rescued Elephants

Pianist Serenades Rescued Elephants

Paul Barton is a pianist from Yorkshire, England who traded the dales and concert halls for the jungles of Thailand, where he performs for elephants rescued from captivity, some blind and handicapped, at a sanctuary in Thailand. This story and short video is so...

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Pine Bows: How a Blizzard Taught Me to Let Go

Pine Bows: How a Blizzard Taught Me to Let Go

The path was obscured with pine trees that bowed under heavy snow and ice. We could push forward and risk damaging them, or we could turn back. For the past two days a blizzard had clenched Three Dog Farm in an icy fist. My dog, Ranger, and I had headed out to take...

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Remembering Thich Nhat Hanh (Thích Nhất Hạnh)

Remembering Thich Nhat Hanh (Thích Nhất Hạnh)

The revered Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh (Thích Nhất Hạnh, lovingly known as "Thay" to his students) passed away peacefully at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam on 22nd January, 2022, at the age of 95.The Integral Yoga global community offers our...

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Remembering Michael Lang, Woodstock Co-Creator

Remembering Michael Lang, Woodstock Co-Creator

Woodstock co-creator, the legendary Michael Lang passed away on Saturday, Jan. 8th. At 24 years-old, Lang and good friend Artie Lang, a music industry promoter, met with businessmen John Roberts and Joel Rosenman to come up with a plan for a music and art festival in...

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“Be Here Now” – A Look Back

“Be Here Now” – A Look Back

Be Here Now remains a spiritual classic for the millions who have read it and will continue to read it. Published in 1971, Be Here Now was written by Ram Dass and the 50th anniversary of the book is being celebrated in 2021. In this article, writer/editor Doug Toft...

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Truth is Like a Magnet

Truth is Like a Magnet

In this episode of the Integral Yoga Podcast, Avi Gordon (director of the Integral Yoga Teachers Association) is in conversation with Pamela Seelig. Pamela began practicing Yoga more than 25 years ago when an illness interrupted her Wall Street career. She started...

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“Call Off the Search”

“Call Off the Search”

This excerpt, from the full-length documentary film "Call Off the Search," was shot and produced in Lucknow, India. It includes interviews with Papaji (H.W.L. Poonja) along with rare footage of Sri Ramana Maharshi. There are also testimonials from some of the many...

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