Talks

Enjoy short discussions from our faculty on topics like meditation, philosophy, and health—ancient wisdom tailored to the modern seeker.

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Talks / Yoga Practice
Rivers of Consciousness: Three Nadis in Yoga
The life force (prana) that animates and supports our bodies flows in a complex network of countless nadis (channels of energy in the subtle body). Join Sandra Anderson as she discusses the three major nadis: ida, pingala, and sushumna. Learn how their unique characteristics shape our lives and practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sandra Anderson
5
Talks / Wisdom
Hiranyagarbha: Golden Egg of Collective Consciousness
Whereas modern science holds that consciousness evolves from matter, ancient wisdom teaches the reverse: a self-luminous field of consciousness gives rise to everything we see. Ishan Tigunait explores this concept of seed awareness, known as the hiranyagarbha (golden egg). Learn how every inch of the universe is an expression of its purpose and radiance. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
5
Talks / Yoga Practice
Yoga & Stress
Everything in nature undergoes change—our lives are no exception. Yet we often struggle against the flow, regarding the unknown with fear and confusion. Sarah Guglielmi encourages us to see the wisdom and beauty in the cycles of transformation within and all around us, so that we can greet the next chapter with peace and openness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
8
Talks / Sacred Texts
Raga & Dvesha: Craving & Hating
If we do not choose otherwise, the twin forces of raga (attachment) and dvesha (aversion) run our life: we spend all our time and energy running after our likes and running away from our dislikes—yet we fail to find peace or happiness. Join Sandra Anderson to learn how you can rise above these two instinctive, habitual forces to cultivate greater equanimity and virtue. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Sandra Anderson
6
Talks / Wisdom
Moksha Shastra: Liberation Teaching
So far in the Peace in Your Life series, Rolf Sovik has led us through an exploration of the forces that bind us and those that free us. Now, in the final installment, he provides concrete ways we can apply this wisdom to our daily life. Learn the timeless principles of moksha shastra, the teachings that leads to liberation and upliftment. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
7
Talks / Wisdom
The Wisdom of Nature’s Cycles
Everything in nature undergoes change—our lives are no exception. Yet we often struggle against the flow, regarding the unknown with fear and confusion. Sarah Guglielmi encourages us to see the wisdom and beauty in the cycles of transformation within and all around us, so that we can greet the next chapter with peace and openness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
9
Talks / Sacred Texts
Asmita: The Distorted Self
At our core we are a spark of divinity, limitless in our knowledge and power. So how do we come to identify with our limited body and perspective? In this talk Sandra Anderson addresses asmita, the process of creating an ego, which we then take great pains to defend. Learn how this afflicting tendency constricts us—and how we can use yoga to expand instead. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Ayurveda
Embrace Your Strengths, Honor Your Challenges
In some situations we are in our element, while in others we may feel more like a fish out of water, depending on our natural gifts and challenges. According to ayurveda, our personal qualities stem from the unique proportion of the five elements in our constitution—earth, water, fire, air, and space. Join Sarah Guglielmi as she explains how each element shapes our vulnerabilities and strengths. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
5
Talks / Wisdom
Triangle of Yoga
Is it really possible to be free of pain and sorrow? According to the sages, it is—through perseverance on the path of yoga. In this video, Rolf Sovik introduces the key components of yoga practice using the concept of a simple triangle. Let this memorable image help you build a strong foundation for your quest for lasting peace. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
16
Talks / Sacred Texts
Kriya Yoga: Three Pillars of Practice
How do we make progress in our yoga practice? According to the Yoga Sutra, the key lies in kriya yoga (yoga in action), which has three components, or pillars of practice—self-discipline, self-study, and trustful surrender to the divine. Join Greg Capitolo as he delves into these three vital aspects of practice and explains how they breathe life into our quest for radiance and joy. Format: Video with audio download Length: 16 mins
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Greg Capitolo
5
Talks / Sacred Texts
Avidya: Veiling the Truth
Kicking off her series of talks on the roots of suffering, Sandra Anderson explores avidya, or ignorance. This thick veil thrown over our knowledge of ultimate reality is the first and foremost source of our unhappiness. Yet it also allows us the wonderful adventure of being an individual soul. Tune in to establish a well-rounded understanding of our lack of understanding. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sandra Anderson
6
Talks / Ayurveda
Traditional vs. Modern Panchakarma
Panchakarma, meaning “five actions (therapies)” is a cleansing and restorative practice that has traditionally required considerable time and stamina from the patient. Dr. Carrie Demers explains how a gentler, shorter, more affordable version—taking 3–4 days, rather than weeks—has evolved in the West that still offers remarkable healing benefits, helping to clear away toxins and other burdens from the body and mind and restore balance. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD

Ayurveda

8
Talks / Ayurveda
Embrace Your Strengths, Honor Your Challenges
In some situations we are in our element, while in others we may feel more like a fish out of water, depending on our natural gifts and challenges. According to ayurveda, our personal qualities stem from the unique proportion of the five elements in our constitution—earth, water, fire, air, and space. Join Sarah Guglielmi as she explains how each element shapes our vulnerabilities and strengths. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
Sarah Guglielmi headshot
Sarah Guglielmi
6
Talks / Ayurveda
Traditional vs. Modern Panchakarma
Panchakarma, meaning “five actions (therapies)” is a cleansing and restorative practice that has traditionally required considerable time and stamina from the patient. Dr. Carrie Demers explains how a gentler, shorter, more affordable version—taking 3–4 days, rather than weeks—has evolved in the West that still offers remarkable healing benefits, helping to clear away toxins and other burdens from the body and mind and restore balance. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Ayurveda
Sleep Support for Kapha
Sleep usually comes easily for people with a dominant kapha dosha—earth-like tendencies—because of kapha’s grounding and stable qualities. In this video, Kathryn Templeton explains how excess kapha can cause stagnation that affects our sleep cycle. Learn secrets from ayurvedic medicine for counterbalancing the kaphic lethargy that can weigh you down, and discover refreshing sleep that leaves you feeling energized. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Kathryn Templeton
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Talks / Ayurveda
Sleep Support for Pitta
Ayurveda teaches us that people with excess amounts of pitta dosha—a combination of fire and water elements—can experience an imbalance of heat in the body. This heat can cause inflammation, adrenal fatigue, digestive problems, and disturb the cycle of sleep. For anyone experiencing pitta-related sleep issues, Kathryn Templeton suggests nourishing ayurvedic techniques to help you cool down, so that you can get a soothing and rejuvenating night’s rest. Format: Video with audio download Length: 11 mins
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Kathryn Templeton
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Talks / Ayurveda
Sleep Support for Vata
Getting to sleep and staying asleep can be difficult when vata dosha (the airlike tendency within us) goes out of balance, especially if vata is our dominant dosha. Kathryn Templeton offers advice on how to balance the light, dry, and highly mobile aspects of vata, setting the stage for restful and nourishing sleep. Format: Video with audio download Length: 11 mins
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Kathryn Templeton
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Talks / Ayurveda
How Ayurveda Supports Sleep
What does sleep really do for us, and why is it so important? Eastern and Western medicine agree that sleep is necessary for cleansing and rejuvenating the body. When we can’t get a good night’s rest, long-term sleep problems can manifest in a variety of ailments. In this short video, Kathryn Templeton discusses the three most common issues people experience regarding sleep—and how viewing these problems from an ayurvedic perspective can help you get the rest you need to support your mental and physical health. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Kathryn Templeton
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Talks / Ayurveda
Agni & Ojas: Transformation and Resilience
In ayurveda, agni and ojas are two of the main forces that support vitality, resilience, and joy in our lives. Agni—the fire of digestion and transformation located at the solar plexus—requires ojas as a container for its fire to burn, and ojas—the vital sap that contains our innate resilience—relies on the transformational processes of agni to initiate its regenerative properties. Dr. Carrie Demers explores the interconnected nature of these forces, and their roles in promoting a lifetime of wellness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Ayurveda
Adapt to Your Kapha Stress Response
Stress can be paralyzing, leaving us hunkered down in a state of inaction. The grounding, earthy energy of kapha dominance causes us to freeze up, Kathryn Templeton explains, leading to feelings of stuckness and intractability. Learn specific tips to break out of lethargy and depression, and reframe stressful situations as opportunities to grow and adapt. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Kathryn Templeton
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Talks / Ayurveda
Build Resilience to Your Pitta Stress Response
We all have a certain amount of vata, the air element in ayurveda, in our nature—it is that which moves us. When we feel overwhelmed, unstable, or unsafe, our vata tends to dominate and we respond to stress by running away. Kathryn Templeton takes an in-depth look at this dosha’s relationship to stress, and offers practical tips for staying creative, fluid, and free in the face of fear. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Kathryn Templeton

Holistic Health

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Talks / Holistic Health
Healing As Self-Transformation
What is true healing? According to Dr. Carrie Demers, our medical conditions are signs that the needs of our mind, body, or spirit are not being met. When we approach our illness as an invitation to meet those needs by exploring alternative choices in our life, we can heal our dis-ease at its root, while growing in a new, radiant direction. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Be a Scientist
Do you tend to scold yourself or feel guilty for your lifestyle choices: “I should exercise more. I should eat less”? In this video, Dr. Carrie Demers introduces a different way of relating to ourselves—as scientists. Find out how approaching your body as a laboratory and viewing the choices you make as scientific experiments can lead to self-motivated, guilt-free improvements to your health. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
The Relaxation Response
There are times when we need to move quickly to accomplish tasks and respond to threats. When we find ourselves in this mode for too long, however, we compromise our health. Dr. Theresa Oswald delves into the counterbalance to our fight-or-flight response: the relaxation response. Join her as she introduces its physiology and benefits, as well as practices to incorporate deep rest into your daily life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 10 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Self-Care Is Self-Compassion
Do you beat yourself up after indulging in ways you know you shouldn’t—from devouring junk food to oversleeping to spending hours on your devices? Try being compassionate to yourself instead. Dr. Carrie Demers explains how by approaching ourselves as a loving friend would, we can understand and transform our habits. Find out ways to turn self-criticism into self-empathy and replace unhelpful addictions with nourishing practices. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Breathing: The Foundation of Resilience
What if there were a powerful tool for regulating your actions, thoughts, and emotions in times of stress? What if it were already in your possession? According to Bill Ryan, breath is our ultimate resource for developing resilience to daily stress. Find out how you can breathe your way to balance and recovery. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Reduce Stress with Systematic Relaxation
We all experience stress—what matters is our resilience to it. Bill Ryan shares how systematic relaxation helps us recover quickly from daily stress by supporting our nervous system and promoting inner balance. Discover ways to incorporate this deeply restorative practice into your own routine! Format: Video with audio download Length: 3 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Perfection Is Overrated
In striving to find the right way to be healthy, we often set an unattainable goal and create anxiety for ourselves. Dr. Carrie Demers explains that we don’t need to be perfectionists to nurture ourselves properly. She offers a variety of easy ways to enhance diet, exercise, and sleep within our comfortable capacity. Find out how to create your own vibrant, wholesome lifestyle—and enjoy the process! Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Sleep Versus Rest
Are we resting while we sleep? According to Dr. Theresa Oswald, not necessarily. In this video, she points out factors that commonly compromise the quality of sleep, while suggesting ways to rest during waking hours. Learn how small changes can bring about big transformations in your vitality, performance, and psychological well-being. Format: Video with audio download Length: 12 mins
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Theresa Oswald, MD
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Talks / Holistic Health
Triphala for Balance & Health Maintenance
Triphala, an herbal supplement that translates as “three fruits,” is an ayurvedic health powerhouse. In fact, Dr. Carrie Demers prescribes it for all body types and constitutions as a natural digestive aid. Watch this video to learn how triphala’s cleansing and nourishing properties can help you balance your doshas (elemental energies) and maintain harmonious health! Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Carrie Demers, MD

Meditation

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Talks / Meditation
Om Where You Roam: Meditation Tips for Travel
When we travel, the peace and nourishment flowing from meditation can help us stay grounded and energized—but the changes to our environment and schedule can pose a challenge to maintaining our practice routine. What’s a traveling yogi to do? In this short talk, Luke Ketterhagen shares simple yet effective ways to take your meditation on the go, so that you can find home deep within yourself—wherever you roam. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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COVID-19 Support / Emotional and Mental Resilience
How Meditation Builds Resilience
What if you could learn to manage stress simply by shifting your perspective? Bill Ryan explains how our worldview informs our reactions to perceived threats and dangers in our life. He then shares some good news: by transforming our mind and nervous system through meditation, we can take charge of our essential outlook to lead a less stressful, more fulfilling life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Bill Ryan, PhD
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Talks / Meditation
Meditation and Self-Awareness in Family Life
Why does meditation help so much with regulating our emotions—whether we’re young or old? In this short video, Luke Ketterhagen describes how his teenage daughter used meditation to calm her anger and step back from it, rather than just reacting. He shares three practical steps for applying this kind of self-study (svadhyaya) in your own life. Discover how you and your loved ones can use this yogic observance (niyama) to learn more about yourselves—together. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Talks / Meditation
Using Meditation to Work with Difficult Emotions
Emotions can be tricky, but dealing with difficult ones, like anger or sadness, helps us cultivate balance and well-being. They provide a window into our deeper self and clue us into areas of our life where we need to process in some way. Kate Kill explains how using meditation to work with difficult emotions provides a safe and productive way to reflect on and transform our emotions, so they work for us and not against us. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Kate Kill
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Talks / Meditation
The Importance of a Comfortable Meditation Seat
Many of us know the overall benefits of meditation like a calmer, more focused mind. But we often forget how important it is to choose a steady, comfortable position for meditation. Is it better to sit in a chair? Would props be helpful for my knees? How long can I comfortably sit for? Luke Ketterhagen answers these questions and more, offering practical, useful tips. Learn how the foundation for success in meditation starts simply—with how we sit. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen

Sacred Texts

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Talks / Sacred Texts
Raga & Dvesha: Craving & Hating
If we do not choose otherwise, the twin forces of raga (attachment) and dvesha (aversion) run our life: we spend all our time and energy running after our likes and running away from our dislikes—yet we fail to find peace or happiness. Join Sandra Anderson to learn how you can rise above these two instinctive, habitual forces to cultivate greater equanimity and virtue. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
Sandra Anderson headshot
Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Asmita: The Distorted Self
At our core we are a spark of divinity, limitless in our knowledge and power. So how do we come to identify with our limited body and perspective? In this talk Sandra Anderson addresses asmita, the process of creating an ego, which we then take great pains to defend. Learn how this afflicting tendency constricts us—and how we can use yoga to expand instead. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
Sandra Anderson headshot
Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Kriya Yoga: Three Pillars of Practice
How do we make progress in our yoga practice? According to the Yoga Sutra, the key lies in kriya yoga (yoga in action), which has three components, or pillars of practice—self-discipline, self-study, and trustful surrender to the divine. Join Greg Capitolo as he delves into these three vital aspects of practice and explains how they breathe life into our quest for radiance and joy. Format: Video with audio download Length: 16 mins
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Greg Capitolo
5
Talks / Sacred Texts
Avidya: Veiling the Truth
Kicking off her series of talks on the roots of suffering, Sandra Anderson explores avidya, or ignorance. This thick veil thrown over our knowledge of ultimate reality is the first and foremost source of our unhappiness. Yet it also allows us the wonderful adventure of being an individual soul. Tune in to establish a well-rounded understanding of our lack of understanding. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sandra Anderson
6
Talks / Sacred Texts
Dvandvas: Pairs of Opposites
Happy and sad, cold and hot, rich and poor—our world consists of dvandvas, or pairs of opposites. All too often, we spend our days chasing the pole of the pair that attracts us and running away from the pole that repels us. In the process, we lose our peace of mind! How can we gain freedom from the dvandva-driven scramble? Tune in as Rolf Sovik introduces the answer found in the Bhagavad Gita, an essential source text on yoga philosophy. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
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Talks / Sacred Texts
No Life Without Action: The Wheel of Karma
“No one, not even for a moment, ever lives without performing karma (action),” Krishna, the perfect yogi, tells Arjuna, his beloved student, in the Bhagavad Gita. Clearly, we must act. So how can we act well? Rolf Sovik explains that the first step of refining our actions is to understand them. Cultivate clarity and self-awareness—find out how your choices, their fruits, and the resulting attachments form a feedback loop called the wheel of karma. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Rolf Sovik, PsyD
5
Talks / Sacred Texts
Self-Transformation: Step One
Parashurama is one of the most revered sages of the Sri Vidya tradition. His conversation with his teacher is the subject of an important tantric source text, Tripura Rahasya. Who would guess from his spiritual achievements that he had once murdered thousands of people? In this lecture, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait shares the dark moments of Parashurama’s history to help us let go of our own past mistakes. The first step toward self-transformation is self-forgiveness. No matter what you have done, you can move forward: take it from Parashurama. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Four States of Consciousness (Part 2)
Do you know how to live in the now? To be present and know yourself? Swami Rama explains the four states of consciousness, with turiya, the fourth, being the highest. It is from that state that we can watch our waking, dreaming, and sleep states. Learn how understanding all four states relates to full self-realization. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Swami Rama
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Talks / Sacred Texts
Shakti’s Three Cities
As we face the challenges of daily life, we may start believing that we are weak and helpless. Yet the sages insist on the exact opposite: our power and brilliance is absolutely unlimited. How do we shake off the self-imposed fetters and unfold our full potential? In this video, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait explores the method expounded in the tantric source text Tripura Rahasya—discovering the threefold nature of our existence, tapping into the infinite reservoir of shakti (power), and connecting with the eternal witness within. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Tantra

7
Talks / Tantra
Ajna Chakra: Intuition & Self-Knowledge
The ajna chakra, or eyebrow center, governs the mind. It is known as the “command center.” There is no element associated with this chakra other than the mind itself. A healthy, balanced ajna chakra gives us clear thinking and intuitive knowledge, while an unbalanced one makes the mind scattered and disturbed. Shari Friedrichsen explains how to regain and maintain balance and stability of the mind, and discover a life open to beauty and grace. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Talks / Tantra
Vishuddhi Chakra: Creative Expression & Clarity
The vishuddhi chakra, or throat center, governs the element of space and is home to our true voice. Vishuddhi means “pure” and represents the ability to speak and hear the truth freely and to be creative. Shari Friedrichsen explains what happens when we are out of balance in this area and offers us helpful tips to maintain a healthy fifth chakra. Tap into the creativity of your vishuddhi chakra and discover a life of spiritual upliftment! Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Talks / Tantra
Anahata Chakra: Heart-Centered Connectedness
The anahata chakra, or heart chakra, is the home of the whispers of our heart—the subtle vibrations of anahata, “unstruck sound.” This chakra governs our ability to feel all emotions, from joy to sorrow, and to extend love, support, and compassion not only to others but also to ourselves. Shari Friedrichsen explains what happens when this fourth-chakra area is out of balance, and she recommends practices to balance and strengthen it, so that we can connect more fully with ourselves and with others. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Talks / Tantra
Manipura Chakra: Energy & Transformation Through Fire
The manipura chakra is known as the “city of gems”—not ordinary gems, but self-effulgent gems that shine by their own light. Located at the navel center, this chakra governs our gut intelligence and our ability to see clearly. Associated with the element of fire, the manipura chakra represents purpose, courage, and self-confidence. Shari Friedrichsen explains the benefits of a healthy third chakra and what happens when we become out of balance here. Discover how to strengthen your manipura chakra for a life filled with vitality, clarity, and determination! Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Talks / Tantra
The Law of Immortality
Have you ever wondered about the results of your spiritual practice? According to Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, they far exceed what you can imagine. In fact, they are immortal. Learn how your practice benefits those who are living and those yet to be born, and how spiritually charged matter and energy from your practice return to you in your next life to ensure that you pick up your spiritual journey exactly where you left off in this life. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD
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Talks / Tantra
Svadhishthana Chakra: The Purifying & Cooling Nature of Water
The svadhishthana chakra, or sacral chakra, is the home of all the sacred waters within us. Svadhishthana means “in her own abode”—the abode of Shakti herself—while sacrum, the home of our second chakra, means “sacred.” Shari Friedrichsen explains what happens when this area becomes out of balance, and what we need to do to have a healthy sacral chakra. Learn the tools to strengthen your svadhishthana chakra and enjoy a life full of fluidity, grace, sweetness, and creativity Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
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Talks / Tantra
Muladhara Chakra: Stability & Groundedness
The chakras are subtle doorways into our spiritual life, each one representing an important function both physically and energetically. The muladhara chakra, or root chakra, is our foundation; it represents groundedness and earthiness. Shari Friedrichsen explains the importance of a healthy root chakra and what happens when we find ourselves out of balance there. Discover the three ways to keep your muladhara chakra balanced, supported, and stable—and enjoy the sweet fragrance of life! Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
5
Talks / Tantra
Chakras: Centers of Beauty, Grace, and Joy
Chakras are wheels of energy that influence, energize, and control different aspects of the body, mind, and heart. Shari Friedrichsen introduces us to the importance of understanding the chakras, explaining how the practice of yoga helps us undo the restrictions we’ve placed on these currents of energy. By strengthening these channels, we can experience the waves of beauty, grace, and joy that naturally flow within us and around us. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Shari Friedrichsen
5
COVID-19 Support / Inner Connection
Mantra as Cure for What Haunts Us
Fear, insecurity, and doubt are like persistent ghosts that haunt our mind and heart, holding us back and making us feel empty and unfulfilled. They can even lead to physical disease. Fortunately, says Pandit Tigunait, there is a cure—a mantra whose healing energy helps us look at ourselves, reclaim our mental and physical well-being, and live with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

Wisdom

5
Talks / Wisdom
Hiranyagarbha: Golden Egg of Collective Consciousness
Whereas modern science holds that consciousness evolves from matter, ancient wisdom teaches the reverse: a self-luminous field of consciousness gives rise to everything we see. Ishan Tigunait explores this concept of seed awareness, known as the hiranyagarbha (golden egg). Learn how every inch of the universe is an expression of its purpose and radiance. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
6
Talks / Wisdom
Moksha Shastra: Liberation Teaching
So far in the Peace in Your Life series, Rolf Sovik has led us through an exploration of the forces that bind us and those that free us. Now, in the final installment, he provides concrete ways we can apply this wisdom to our daily life. Learn the timeless principles of moksha shastra, the teachings that leads to liberation and upliftment. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
Rolf Sovik, PsyD headshot
Rolf Sovik, PsyD
7
Talks / Wisdom
The Wisdom of Nature’s Cycles
Everything in nature undergoes change—our lives are no exception. Yet we often struggle against the flow, regarding the unknown with fear and confusion. Sarah Guglielmi encourages us to see the wisdom and beauty in the cycles of transformation within and all around us, so that we can greet the next chapter with peace and openness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
Sarah Guglielmi headshot
Sarah Guglielmi
5
Talks / Wisdom
Triangle of Yoga
Is it really possible to be free of pain and sorrow? According to the sages, it is—through perseverance on the path of yoga. In this video, Rolf Sovik introduces the key components of yoga practice using the concept of a simple triangle. Let this memorable image help you build a strong foundation for your quest for lasting peace. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
Rolf Sovik, PsyD headshot
Rolf Sovik, PsyD
9
Talks / Wisdom
Building Willpower: Sankalpa Shakti
Behind every achievement, every success, there is sankalpa shakti, the power of will and determination. How do we cultivate this motivating force? Luke Ketterhagen shares useful, practical tips on how to stoke and sustain our inner fire as we pursue our personal growth, and explains the road signs for every step of the way—from setting goals to dealing with setbacks. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Talks / Wisdom
Pilgrimage: Stories of Self-Transformation
Why leave our comfort zone to embark on a pilgrimage? Pulling from his own experience in the holy city of Varanasi, Luke Ketterhagen explains how stepping out into the unknown invites the playful guidance of the divine and sets the stage for true self-transformation. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Talks / Wisdom
Using Tapas to Find Balance in Family Life
How can the application of tapas (effort that creates inner radiance) help us find balance in our family life? Tapas, the third niyama (observance) in the Yoga Sutra, asks us to practice self-discipline and self-care, so that we can fully meet our family obligations. Drawing from his experience as a yogi and father, Luke Ketterhagen shares tips for staying present and engaged in our most meaningful relationships. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 min
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Why Is the Path of Yoga Timeless?
If the path of yoga is thousands of years old, how can it still be relevant in today’s society? Our ancestors understood that the fundamental human condition, the desire to experience fulfillment, stays constant, although the tools we use to reach fulfillment may change from generation to generation. As Ishan Tigunait observes, the nature of our mind at its most essential level is timeless, and therefore, the practice of yoga is timeless as well. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Talks / Wisdom
Freedom: The Culmination of Fulfillment
Are freedom and fulfillment two separate goals on the path of yoga? Do we need to leave the world behind in order to be free? Ishan Tigunait explains that, according to the Himalayan Tradition, the two are not mutually exclusive because freedom is the culmination of fulfillment. Learn how embracing desire, self-knowledge, and the richness of life can lead to the experience of ultimate freedom. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Ishan Tigunait

Yoga Practice

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Talks / Yoga Practice
Rivers of Consciousness: Three Nadis in Yoga
The life force (prana) that animates and supports our bodies flows in a complex network of countless nadis (channels of energy in the subtle body). Join Sandra Anderson as she discusses the three major nadis: ida, pingala, and sushumna. Learn how their unique characteristics shape our lives and practice. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Yoga & Stress
Everything in nature undergoes change—our lives are no exception. Yet we often struggle against the flow, regarding the unknown with fear and confusion. Sarah Guglielmi encourages us to see the wisdom and beauty in the cycles of transformation within and all around us, so that we can greet the next chapter with peace and openness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 5 mins
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Sarah Guglielmi
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Talks / Yoga Practice
Jalandhara Bandha: Chin Lock
Our neck takes a lot of strain from daily activities such as driving, reading, and working on the computer. The yogic practice of jalandhara bandha (chin lock) provides it with a much-needed alignment and stabilization. In this video, Sandra Anderson explains the technique’s benefits on our endocrine and nervous systems, as well as its role in restoring and integrating our subtle energies. Find out how you can incorporate this essential lock into your own asana and meditation routine. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Uddiyana Bandha: Navel Lock
The energetic network at the abdomen is our powerhouse—our source of vitality and willpower. In this video, Sandra Anderson explains the wide-ranging benefits of regulating this center through the yogic technique of uddiyana bandha (navel lock). Whether you are asserting yourself in the external world or seeking true knowledge in the inner realm, discover how this practice can help you soar to new heights. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Yoga Practice
Mula Bandha: Root Lock
A healthy pelvic floor is fundamental to our well-being, from allowing healthy elimination to supporting emotional stability. In this video, Sandra Anderson shares how engaging this area in the yogic practice of mula bandha (root lock) not only boosts our physical vitality but facilitates higher states of awareness. Learn how to channel your energy upward—to direct your mind toward the center of your being. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Maha Bandha: The Great Lock
Just as a tree branches out into leaves and fruits, we spread our energy out into the external world through our senses. What do we do, however, when we want to explore the inner realm? In this video, Sandra Anderson introduces the technique of maha bandha (great lock), which yogis use to direct their life force inward. Find out about this powerful practice and its role in your quest for full awakening. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Yoga Practice
What Is a Bandha?
The yogic practice of bandha, or “lock,” is far richer and more complex than its English name suggests. Sandra Anderson dives into the deeper dimensions of the technique—connecting the practitioner not only to the physical body but to higher states of consciousness. Learn how you can awaken to new realities by working with your energetic flow. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Sandra Anderson
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Talks / Yoga Practice
The Traveling Yogi: Tips to Maintain Your Practice
Traveling is a reality of life for many people, often bringing hours of sitting in uncomfortable seats, time changes, and unfamiliar surroundings that put stress on the body. Even under such conditions, we can maintain our physical and mental health by turning to our yoga practice. Luke Ketterhagen offers practical and creative ways—using asana, breathing, and relaxation—to build a sustainable, travel-friendly wellness program. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Luke Ketterhagen
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Talks / Yoga Practice
Kundalini: The Path to Transcendence
Through the practices of hatha yoga, we can tap into the extraordinary force of creativity and potential energy that lies within. Creating an inward-flowing mind whose roaming tendencies are completely attenuated is the intention behind hatha yoga, and this goal is synonymous with awakening kundalini, Sandra Anderson explains. Inspire your practice as you learn to access the “channel of fire,” gain freedom from mental turmoil, and find greater connection to your innermost self. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Sandra Anderson