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...

Keeping Your Peace in a Changing World

Swami Karunananda, one of Integral Yoga’s master teachers, answered questions during a recent Q&A session on the theme of how to keep one’s inner compass on the balance point amid so many challenges in our world. Her sage wisdom and practical advice...

A Spiritual Formula for Meeting Overwhelming Challenges

Most of you will probably recognize the following prayer by St. Francis of Assisi. As you read it, let the words enter your heart. Take a moment to reflect on how you could apply it both outwardly to others and inwardly toward yourself. Prayer of Saint Francis of...

Raja Yoga’s Essential Teaching: The Quest for Happiness

In this 3rd installment of this series on “Raja Yoga Now,” Swami Karunananda encourages our readers to explore what they are truly searching for in life. And, to consider how the teachings of Raja Yoga can support one’s inner exploration and...

Raja Yoga Now: The Beginning

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali begins with a call that reverberates through the ages: Atha Yoganusasanam: Now the exposition of Yoga is being made. It is an invitation to seekers of truth everywhere, irrespective of place, time or circumstance. It offers a universal...