1 12, 2016

Vegan Apple Cake

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This cake is a tried and true hit for vegans and non-vegans alike. Easy and nourishing. INGREDIENTS 1½ cups all-purpose flour* ¾ cup sugar ¾ teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon chia seeds (soaked in 6 tablespoons) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup canola oil ¼ cup water 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

31 10, 2016

Learn how to Survive and Thrive

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If you consider yourself a Survivor, you may be feeling an inner strength that is unique. You may have ongoing fear of whatever it is you may have overcome; you may even have stress, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a result of the event which you have 'overcome'. Often times society assumes that to

31 10, 2016

Staying True

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With the US elections in the near future, uncertainty about Brexit and complexity in the political area of the US and Europe, and with wars waging in the Middle East and unrest in many other parts of the world, it is easy to get lost in understanding the foundation of our own belief system. What

30 10, 2016

Jivamukti Focus of the Month: November 2016 (by Katie Manitsas)

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What Is a Person? (The World in Which the Kestrel Moves) sarva-bhūtastham ātmānam / sarva-bhūtāni ca-āatmani iksate yogayukta-ātmā / sarva-tra sama-darśanah Through the practice of yoga, the yogi sees the Divine Self in all beings and at all times. Bhagavad Gita VI.29 This sloka from The Bhagavad Gita asks us to reflect on the divinity,

6 10, 2016

What to expect from a Workshop Course

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If you are a yoga teacher, young or old, there may come a point when you ask yourself, 'why do I do what I do'? Whether it is the way you touch people, your ability (or inability) to inspire those in the classroom with the power of your voice, or the anxiety, frustration or uncertainty

2 10, 2016

Behind the Facade: Jivamukti Focus of the Month 10/16 by Sharon Gannon

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The long-haired ones, the sky-clad sages, wear only the yellow robes of dust. Along the wind’s course they glide when the Lord of life has penetrated them. ~Rig Veda (10:136) For a brief time in ancient history there lived a great Egyptian pharaoh who was known as Akhenaten. He was married to Nefertiti, the most

25 09, 2016

Introducing….the Survivors Club

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It has been three years to the day that I had a liver transplant. This day will forever be imbued with meaning for me, and around this time of year there is always pause for celebration and reflection. The months before the surgery and the years after have shifted the focus of my life and

2 09, 2016

Tomatoes and Carrots in Onion’s Perfume (a Tuscan soup)

Having spent three weeks in Italy over August, I have been inspired and plumped up! This soup was served as a small offering from Locanda del Teatro in Montefalco, and it blew my taste buds away. As soon as I came home, my plight was to make it vegan! Light but filling, make it as

2 09, 2016

Jivamukti Focus of the Month: August 2016 – What is the Use, by Rima Rani Rabbath

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shariram surupam tatha va kalatram yashashcharu chitram dhanam merutulyam 
manashchenna lagnam guroranghri-padme tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim tatah kim Even if you have good looks, a beautiful lover, great fame and mountains of money, if you are unable to bow at your teacher’s lotus feet—What is the use? What is the use? What is

28 08, 2016

Remembering Ilona: Life Lessons Learned

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A few weeks ago a very dear woman whom I was privileged to know passed away. Her death was sudden, within a month of being diagnosed with malignant melanoma she was gone. In the last weeks, she tended to the garden of her life with the support of her dear friends and family making intentional