The Highest Love, The Highest Realization

What is love? Unfortunately, the word “love” is very much misused. When we see our own Self in others and wish that they would experience the very same happiness, the same joy that we have toward ourselves, then you are experiencing true love. This kind of love is not...

The Name of God

The mystic sound OM is the word expressive of God. It is God’s name. We have to give a name to God, but it is rather difficult to find a suitable name for that nameless, formless, omnipresent and omniscient One. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali say, “Tasya vachaka...

Attuning to Grace

I once visited a home where there was a young baby. I was talking to the family and the mother was busy somewhere in the kitchen. The baby was playing with its toys. After a while, the baby cried a little and started putting things in its mouth, thinking that by...

Yoga Prayer: An Embodied Christian Spiritual Practice

Sample from the Summer 2006 issue of Integral Yoga Magazine Yoga Prayer: An Embodied Christian Spiritual Practice An Interview with Father Thomas Ryan, CSP As many as half of America’s estimated 15 million Yoga practitioners come from a Christian background. Catholic...

Kirtan: Singing to the Inner Vastness of the Heart

Sample from the Winter 2009 issue of Integral Yoga Magazine An Interview with Jai Uttal Jai Uttal is a pioneer in the world music community. His eclectic east meets west sound has put his music at the forefront of the world fusion movement. Jai’s musical roots embrace...