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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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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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Talks / Wisdom
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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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
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Talks / Wisdom
Fulfillment & Desire
The more we understand and refine our desires and motivations, the greater is our capacity to be truly fulfilled. Ishan Tigunait explains how yoga teaches us to look at ourselves on every level in order to achieve lasting, freedom-driven fulfillment. Only through genuine self-study can we understand the difference between preya (momentary enjoyment) and shreya (that which fulfills us), and thus gain mastery over our desires. Format: Video with audio download Length: 9 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Talks / Wisdom
The Yoga of Fulfillment
According to the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, the goal of yoga is to attain lasting fulfillment and ultimate freedom. But what are we seeking fulfillment of, and what do we wish to be free from? Ishan Tigunait defines the concept of fulfillment, and shows us how the path of yoga leads to a richer experience of life itself. Format: Video with audio download Length: 6 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Talks / Wisdom
Rudra Yaga: Group Practice and Sacred Fire
Rudra Yaga is the quintessential group practice in the yogic and tantric traditions. When we participate in group practice it links us to a living tradition. At the heart of Rudra Yaga is sacred fire—a fire that embodies the spark of willpower, determination, and intelligence within us. Ishan Tigunait explains the importance of Rudra Yaga and how this master practice of the Himalayan Tradition can transform all of us by tapping into the essence of prana shakti, the healing force. Format: Video with audio download Length: 7 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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The Collective Consciousness of Group Practice
What is collective consciousness? Can we connect with it by practicing in a group? Delving into these questions, Ishan Tigunait describes how the intention of like-minded seekers to undertake a practice together for a common purpose results in a group practice, and how that practice deepens our connection to a higher collective consciousness that embodies the spirit of giving. Learn how a group practice can transform us, unlocking our capacity to expand our awareness and to experience ourselves in a new way. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Talks / Wisdom
The Yoga Worldview: Living with Purpose
Human life is the ultimate gift. As Swami Rama, the founder of the Himalayan Institute, was fond of saying, “We are already divine; we simply need to learn to be fully human.” In this short video, Ishan Tigunait introduces the yogic worldview that life has meaning, and explains why yoga is the purposeful path of unfoldment and self-discovery. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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Talks / Wisdom
The Power of Sacred Spaces
What is a sacred space? In this video, Ishan Tigunait defines what constitutes a sacred space and why it is important in our spiritual journey to experience these unique spaces: they are at the heart of spirituality. We can feel their energy and use their shakti as fuel in our own spiritual practice. Learn how sacred spaces have the capacity to touch us deeply and bring about a new level of potent spiritual awareness. Format: Video with audio download Length: 8 mins
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Ishan Tigunait
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The Essence of Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage is an important part of spirituality. It is a living practice. Ishan Tigunait explains how it is a way to discover a hidden dimension of ourselves while basking in the vibrancy of a living shrine. Discover how the quest to experience the essence of sacred space, both inside and outside of ourselves, is not just a journey or an adventure, but something much more subtle and profound. Format: Video with audio download Length: 4 mins
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Ishan Tigunait