Integral Yoga® Magazine, Issue No. 201  The World is Your Projection
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The World is Your Projection
The whole world is your projection. There’s nothing on the screen until you project the film through the mind. According to the coloration of your mind, according to the shape, size, and density or purity of your mind, you see things on the screen of the world. Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.”  
                                                                                   ~Swami Satchidananda
(Photo: Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, 1982)

How to Cultivate Equanimity
By Swami Satchidananda

To cultivate equanimity you have to have a strong mind and that means a strong will. In order to develop the will, that one-pointed mind, you practice concentration and meditation. Concentration strengthens the mind because anything that is fully concentrated is more powerful. If the sun’s light is concentrated, it can burn anything. When the mind is concentrated, it can also become very powerful and that is why we must first take care to know what kind of mind we have.  MORE

The greatest gift we can make to others is our true presence. “I am here for you” is a mantra to be uttered in perfect concentration. First mantra: Darling, I am here for you. It does not have to be in Sanskrit or Tibetan. A mantra can be spoken in your own language: “Darling, I am here for you.” And if you are truly present, this mantra will produce a miracle. You become real, the other person becomes real, and life is real in that moment. You bring happiness to yourself and to the other person.  MORE

Avi Gordon (Integral Yoga Teachers Association director) and Lotus Lee Morgan discuss yogic action, what really matters, and the meaningfulness of being a part of a "tribe." Lotus has served as Satsang & Sacred Events Coordinator at Yogaville. She notes, "Yogaville changed my life and my gratitude is a continual overflowing fountain."

What is spirituality? Spirituality is subject to personal interpretation; however, similarities can be found among many models of spirituality. Two spiritual models that may initially appear to be on completely different spectrums are Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Yoga. Both practices share the common goal of achieving happiness through spiritual enlightenment. In addition, they both adhere to a series of written guidelines. A comparison of the eight limbs of Yoga and the 12 steps of AA reveals many strong spiritual commonalities.  MORE

 On Thursday, July 21st, at 2pm (ET), Offering Tree will host a special panel discussion on what is needed to sustain a Yoga or mindfulness career during COVID-19. Stories of success and challenges will be shared from the perspectives of a teacher, a teacher trainer, a studio owner, and an association director. Bring your questions for this important panel discussion.

While astronomy is the science of exploring the world that is outside, meditation is the science of exploring what is inside. In this fascinating talk by Khurshed Batliwala, he explores how ancient Indian scientists and astronomers knew about the wonders of the outside world which modern day science is still catching up to. (Thanks to Rev. Paraman Barsel for sharing this link).

Reach Your Potential:
NEW BOOK by Sri Swami Satchidananda

In this mini-book (part of the Peter Max Cover Art Series) Swami Satchidananda focuses on how we can reach our health, wellness, and happiness potential, as well as how to cultivate self-mastery. Through the Yoga practices, he shows how we can activate our potential through Hatha Yoga, self-healing, and meditation practices and then how we can extend the benefits in our relationships and in building a better world. He also addresses how Yoga enables us to reach the “great goal,” often referred to as Self-realization or nirvana. Order here.

Carol Kalyani Neuman was brilliant, kind, and fun. She was the first woman to become an executive at the New York Times. Prior to moving to Yogaville, she served on the Board of the Integral Yoga Institute of New York and represented Swami Satchidananda on the board of the Temple of Understanding. She was an Integral Yoga teacher and contributed to the organization over many decades. Kalyani left her body peacefully at age 91 on July 17th at her home in Yogaville.
Report and video by Jeff Ananda Kamen)

Find online events for Integral Yoga centers worldwide via the Integral Yoga Virtual Studio calendar. Easily find and register for programs & trainings. You can also find a daily schedule on the Integral Yoga Global Facebook page. Some highlights: "Tuesdays with Mataji" back by popular demand! (August 4); "Mental Health, Brain Science and Yoga" with Amy Wheeler & Dr. Mala Cunningham (Aug 12–18); "Yoga Nidra for Complete Relaxation and Stress Relief" with Julie Lusk (Aug. 12, 19 & 26); Therapeutic Yoga Training with Cheri Clampett & Arturo Peal (Sept/Oct).
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