Entries by Devi Martinez

Vedanta Society

Main Website: http://vedanta.org/ Headquarters: Vedanta Temple Hollywood 1946 Vedanta Place Hollywood, CA 90068-3996 Tel: (323) 465-7114 Email: hollywood@vedanta.org Local centers and ashrams: http://vedanta.org/the-ramakrishna-order/usa-centers/    The Vedanta Society of Southern California was founded in 1930 in Los Angeles, California, USA. The Society is under the spiritual leadership of the Ramakrishna Order of India. The historical roots of the Vedanta […]

Vedantic Center

Main Website: http://thevedanticcenter.org/index.html  Headquarters: 3528 Triunfo Canyon Road, Agoura California 91301 Tel: (818) 865-0409 Email: thevedanticcenter@gmail.com   The Vedantic Center was established in 1976 by Swamini Alice Coltrane – Turiyasangitananda as a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In 1983, The Vedantic Center was relocated onto 50 acres of sacred and serene land in the Santa Monica Mountains of […]


Main Website: https://www.yogaville.org/ Headquarters: 108 Yogaville Way Buckingham, VA 23921 Tel: (434) 969-3121 ext. 108 Email: https://www.yogaville.org/contact/  Integral Yoga Institutes and Centers: http://iyta.org/teachers-directory/integral-yoga-institutes-and-centers-worldwide/    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 […]

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 […]

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras

Yoga to Awaken the Chakras helps you work with the subtle energies of the body, leaving you feeling both calmed and rejuvenated. Beginning with a brief, easy-to-understand explanation of the chakras and the many benefits of working with them, this routine then moves into a step-by-step series of yoga postures designed to help you awaken […]

Choosing a Meditation Sitting Posture

In addition to consistent practice and meditation technique, with equal importance is probably proper body alignment and comfort. There are various options for meditation postures. Understanding proper body alignment is important and which cushions facilitate proper body alignment allows you to sit correctly and comfortably, allowing deeper meditation. Which Meditation Posture is Right for You? […]