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B.K.S. Iyengar: The Legacy of a Beloved Teacher


The impact of B.K.S. Iyengar as a yoga practitioner and dedicated teacher has influenced the totality of the landscape of modern yoga. We asked some notable students of Iyengar to reflect on their experience of Iyengar as a yogi. What […]

YOGA: The Art of Transformation Exhibit Review


YOGA: The Art of Transformation at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco provides a rare and gracefully concise glimpse into the early foundations of the yoga practice. This leads to a revealing look at how we use the practice […]

A Tribute to S. N. Goenka

S. N. Goenka

Satya Narayan Goenka (January 30, 1924 – September 29, 2013) Vipassana is a method of meditation in which the mind and body is understood by turning awareness to the senses. Holding that sensation is the gateway to our understanding of […]



  A Divine Monkey Practice   Celebrating Hanuman–The Embodiment Of Service Many of us have heard the term the “monkey mind” – the mind that hops from one thing to another, never at peace, wanting, worried, curious, with all kinds […]

California Laws And Complementary And Alternative Medicine: Naturopathy

Legal Corner: Ayurveda California issued its first Naturopathic Doctor (ND) licenses in January, 2005. Naturopathic doctors are primary care providers. They are trained and licensed to diagnose and treat medical conditions and diseases independent of a medical doctor. They can […]

Moderation In Everything

Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda Speaks About The Lessons The Gita Has To Teach Us Today Autobiography of a Yogi is a book with a profound impact over the decades since it was written by the great master Yogananda. Among many who have […]

In Memorium, Jason Alexander Winn

Jason Winn

November 5, 1966 – May 22, 2010 In 1996, Jason Winn was listening to the Joey Reynolds AM radio show while living in New York City. Bikram Choudhury came on the show and was only supposed to speak for 15 […]

The Youngest Hero Of The Yushu Quake

Amidst the accusations of China’s belated response to the devastating earthquake that hit the Tibetan area of Yushu in the early hours of April 14, 2010, the downplaying in the Chinese media of the key role that Tibetan monks have […]

Vedanta Blossoms In Hollywood

The Vedanta Temple

In the past Century, from a remote village of India, Holy Mother, Sarada Devi, witnessing the blossoming of the Vedanta Center in the World, said that these centers were being built so her monastic sons could find and give refuge […]


Shangri-La In the 1950’s, a religious order rooted in ancient Indian philosophies established a center in the hills of Montecito. Have a century later, the Vedanta Society of Santa Barbara remains a serene retreat that embraces all faiths God was […]

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