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A Passion for Change

In his annual Christmas/New Year's letter, Benedictine monk and interfaith activist Br. David Steindl-Rast offers us a message of hope for 2020. Isn’t Hope the annual theme at this season, when we light candles in the darkness and hope for a happy new year? But this...

A Magical Mystery Experience: An Editor Looks Back

Rev. Kumari de Sachy, Ed.D., served as editor of Integral Yoga Magazine for over a decade, beginning in 1991. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the launch of Integral Yoga Magazine (December 1969), we asked her to talk about how she became the editor and for...

Listening with Depth and Sensitivity: An Editor’s Mentorship

Rev. Prakasha Shakti Capen, who had a background in radio and broadcasting prior to her years serving as director of the Washington, DC and Boston Integral Yoga Institutes, served as editor of Integral Yoga Magazine  from 1979 to 1991, when she was then transferred to...

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A Journey to Humility

A Journey to Humility

A journey to humility: That turns out to be a fair description of documentary filmmaking in Yogaville, according to Jeff Ananda Kamen, who just premiered his latest documentary, "Mataji: The Devoted Life of Swami Gurucharanananda." Mataji is the seniormost Integral...

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Meeting on the Mountaintop

Meeting on the Mountaintop

This audio discussion, along with soothing visuals from the mountaintop, takes a look at an essential teaching from Swami Satchidananda. Shankar Parker (Integral Yoga Academy staff) and Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association acting director) join in...

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Inspiring Teaching from the Buddha: The End of Suffering

Inspiring Teaching from the Buddha: The End of Suffering

From The Bahiya Sutta During alms rounds, Bahiya approached the Buddha to ask a question. “Teach me the dhamma, O Blessed One! Teach me the dhamma, O Holy One, so that it will be for my long-term welfare and bliss!” The Buddha said to him, “This is not the time,...

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Bringing Integral Yoga to America

Bringing Integral Yoga to America

In this fascinating and inspiring article, pop artist icon, Peter Max, writes about his first encounters with Swami Satchidananda and Yoga. (photo L-R: Swami Satchidananda, Peter Max, Timothy Leary, late 1980s). Swamiji had come to the United States and stayed with me...

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Living a ‘Spiritful’ Life

Living a ‘Spiritful’ Life

Integrative medicine pioneer, Dr. Sandra Amrita McLanahan, offers these reflections and an inspirational view of spiritual life—or what she terms a "spiritful" life—during this tribute she offered her spiritual teacher (Swami Satchidananda) during the centennial...

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The Fulfillment of Yoga

The Fulfillment of Yoga

For over 40 years, Nischala Devi has been highly respected internationally for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing. In this interview, she reflects upon her Yoga journey and how she is adapting the...

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A Treasure in Your Hands

A Treasure in Your Hands

Over his many years in sharing the yogic teachings, Reverend Jaganath Carerra has taught in universities, prisons, and Yoga centers. He has participated in interfaith programs, and helped to establish many of the Integral Yoga professional trainings.He was a long time...

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Integral Yoga: The Early Days

Integral Yoga: The Early Days

  It was in July 1966, that pop artist icon Peter Max (spiritual name, Atman) invited Sri Gurudev Swami Satchidananda (known as “Swamiji” at that time) to the United States. Sri Gurudev had been invited to Europe a few months earlier by filmmaker Conrad Rooks...

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