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USEFUL WEBSITES FOR RESEARCH
Advaita Yoga Ashrama
This web site, designed and created by Swami Atma, is dedicated to spreading the teachings of yoga and advaita vedanta in the authentic tradition of India according to the lineage of Sri Swami Sivanandaji of Rishikesh as well as Sri Swami Vishnu-devanandaji.
B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga - the official website
Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar with his intellectual and spiritual practices has masterminded the techniques which can be used by all practitioners of yoga. "Research based experience" and "experience based research" has helped him in evolving this technique which is now known as"Iyengar Yoga". He has therefore made it possible for ordinary human beings to experience the wisdom of the yoga sutras.
Integral Yoga Institute
Integral Yoga is a system for the harmonious development of every aspect of the individual.
International Sai Organization
The main objective of the Sathya Sai Organization ... is to help you recognize the divinity inherent in you. So, your duty is to emphasize the One, to experience the One in all you do or speak. Do not give importance to differences of religion, sect, status, or color. Have the feeling of one-ness permeate all your acts. Only those who do so have a place in this Organization; the rest can withdraw.
Sathya Sai Baba
Discourse, 6 Jan 1975
International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres
The International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres is a non-profit organization named after Swami Sivananda, one of the most influential spiritual teachers of the 20th century and founded by his disciple Swami Vishnudevananda.
Internet Sacred Text Archive
Welcome to the largest freely available archive of online books about religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric on the Internet. The site is dedicated to religious tolerance and scholarship, and has the largest readership of any similar site on the web.
Judith Hanson Lasater
Judith Lasater has taught yoga since 1971. She holds a doctorate in East-West psychology and is a physical therapist. Judith is president of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and has been an advisor on three NIH studies on yoga and health.
Her yoga training includes study with B. K. S. Iyengar in India and the United States.
Kashmir Trika Foundation
The Kashmir Trika Foundation was formally established in 2002 as a Non-Profit 501 (c) (3) Educational Organization to further the understanding of Kashmir Shaivism (we had previously served the community under the Kashmir Shaivism Fellowship name). Our mission is to preserve and make available the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism as taught by Swami Lakshmanjoo, Catalogue and Preserve the ancient teachings of Kashmir Shaivism, and help promote the preservation and broader understanding of Kashmir Shaivism.
Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram
From children to pregnant women, from stressed out corporate executives to people in pain, thousands have sought the portals of Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram over the years. No two people have been taught identically. In keeping with Patanjali's philosophy, the KYM has played a significant role in popularizing yoga as a holistic science that stems from a well founded theoretical basis, rather than as mere exercises for physical fitness. The focus of all activities at the KYM is that anyone who wants to can practice yoga, that is specifically suited to his or her needs, and experience its multiple benefits.
This is quite simply, the Yoga of T Krishnamacharya. Carrying forth in his footsteps, holding aloft the banner of this great teacher and his timeless legacy is the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram.
Kriya Yoga International
We disseminate the teachings of Kriya Yoga as taught by the unbroken lineage of Kriya Yoga masters, starting from Mahavatar Babaji Maharaj through to Paramahamsa Hariharananda and his spiritual successor Paramahamsa Prajnanananda. The goal is to help spiritual seekers learn the technique of Kriya Yoga and to further their spiritual growth. Kriya Yoga initiation programs and retreats are offered worldwide, as are a body of teachings in printed matter and other media. We provide an environment that encourages spiritual development, meditation, and learning how to implement Kriya Yoga in daily life. The sacred spiritual teachings of Kriya Yoga are taught to sincere seekers proceeding on the path of Self-realization and God consciousness, irrespective of race, nationality, gender, and religion.
Kundalini Yoga - Yogi Bhajan
Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini Yoga to the West in 1968. He taught over 8,000 classes and inspired thousands of people to keep up and live in their excellence.
Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Transcendental Meditation
Transcendental Meditation is a simple, natural program for the mind, a spontaneous, effortless march of the mind to its own unbounded essence. Through Transcendental Meditation, the mind unfolds its potential for unlimited awareness, transcendental awareness, Unity Consciousness — a lively field of all potential, where every possibility is naturally available to the conscious mind. The conscious mind becomes aware of its own unbounded dignity, its unbounded essence, its infinite potential.
Transcendental Meditation provides a way for the conscious mind to fathom the whole range of its existence — active and silent, point and infinity. It is not a set of beliefs, a philosophy, a lifestyle, or a religion. It's an experience, a mental technique one practices every day for fifteen or twenty minutes.
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) is considered one of the preeminent spiritual figures of modern times.
Author of the best-selling spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, this beloved world teacher came to America in 1920 from his native India, and was the first great master of yoga to live and teach in the West for an extended period (more than 30 years). He is now widely recognized as the Father of Yoga in the West. He founded Self-Realization Fellowship (1920) and Yogoda Satsanga Society of India (1917), which continue to carry on his spiritual legacy worldwide under the leadership of Sri Mrinalini Mata, one of his closest disciples.
Raja yoga' literally means the king of yogas. This is a very grand title for a branch of yoga that is not as popular or as well-known as others, and that sometimes appears quite obscure. This article aims to demystify raja yoga, exploring the underlying philosophy, and most importantly its relevance for us in today's world.
Sanatan Society is an international networking association of students of the late Harish Johari, joining efforts to promote his teachings of yoga philosophy, tantra, worship, art and love. Sanatan Society stands
for the original, universal and eternal truth, path or law of yoga. Though it is Hindu in origin, Sanatan Society is not limited to any religion,race, time or country, nor in fact to any particular organization.
Shri K Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute
Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927.
The goal of Siddha Yoga path is Self-realization - the unceasing experience of yoga, or unity with God. Within each of us, behind the mind, the body, the ego, is a divine power. We practice yoga to recognize this divine power, the Self, and harmonize all our actions, thoughts, and words with it.
Sri Ramana Maharshi
As a boy of sixteen in 1896, he challenged death by a penetrating enquiry into the source of his being. Later hailed as Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi he revealed the direct path of Self-enquiry and awakened mankind to the immense spiritual power of the holy Arunachala Hill, the spiritual heart of the world. Study his teachings, discover his Ashram, listen to audio and view video recordings.
Welcome to the official site of Sri Ramana Maharshi.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON)
Welcome to the official site of the The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). ISKCON is a religious movement that also identifies itself as The Hare Krishna Movement™. ISKCON belongs to the Gaudiya-Vaishnava sampradaya, a monotheistic tradition within the Vedic and Hindu cultural traditions.
It is based on the Bhagavad-gita, the spiritual teachings spoken by Lord Krishna. According to many writings, this sacred text is over 5,000 years old, and it documents the conversation between Lord Krishna and his close friend and disciple, Arjuna.
ISKCON traces its spiritual lineage directly to the speaker of this sacred book, Lord Krishna, who is revered as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The text teaches that the goal of life is to develop love of God, or Krishna. Love of God is realized through the practice of bhakti-yoga, the science of devotional service.
In the latter part of the 15th century, a saint named Chaitanya Mahaprabhu revitalize
Vedanta Center of Greater Washington, DC
The Center was established in April 1997 as an extension of the Vedanta Society of Southern California under the leadership of Swami Swahananda and spiritual guidance of the Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission, with headquarters at Belur Math, Howrah, West Bengal, India.
Vendanta Society of Southern California
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.
Vivekananda Vedanta Network
The Vivekananda Vedanta Network is an online project sponsored by the Ramakrishna Vedanta Society, Boston. Our objective is to make Swami Vivekananda's ideas and insights easily accessible online. As part of this objective, we also provide information for understanding Vedanta as a field for deep study as well as a method of personal practice.
Official site of Yoga Vidya Garukul (University).