Main Website: Headquarters: 108 Yogaville Way Buckingham, VA 23921 Tel: (434) 969-3121 ext. 108 Email:  Integral Yoga Institutes and Centers:    Satchidananda Ashram-Yogaville was founded by Sri Swami Satchidananda (Sri Gurudev), an esteemed spiritual leader whose message of peace has been heard around the globe. Honored with the Albert Schweitzer Humanitarian Award, Sri Gurudev dedicated […]

Action for Happiness

“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” -Dalai Lama Action for Happiness is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Their aim is to show a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves […]

Advice from the Happiest Man in the World

“We deal with our mind from morning till evening, and it can be our best friend or our worst enemy.” -Matthieu Ricard Matthieu Ricard, heralded “the happiest man in the world,” is the French translator and right-hand man for the Dalai Lama. Ricard, originally trained with a PhD in molecular genetics, left the science world […]

What are Malas and Choosing the Right Mala

The use of prayer beads is common to many religious and spiritual traditions.  Known as Malas to the practitioners of Hinduism and Buddhism, we also see them in Christian practice as the Rosaries used for repetitions of the Lord’s Prayer and the Hail Mary, a prayer of intercession to the mother of Christ. Malas are symbols […]

Yoga’s Journey to the West

In February of 1968, the Beatles went to India for an extended stay with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, their new guru. It may be one of the most renowned spiritual retreats since Jesus’ fast and seclusion for 40 days and nights in the Judean desert. And while the Beatles’ exploration into Hinduism and Indian culture was […]