Video Resources

Dan Gilbert: Exploring the frontiers of happiness

Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness – sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself.


Change your Mind Change your Brain: The Inner Conditions...

If happiness is an inner state, influenced by external conditions but not dependent on them, how can we achieve it? Ricard will examine the inner and outer factors that increase or diminish our sense of well-being, dissect the underlying mechanisms of happiness, and lead us to a way of looking at the mind itself based on his book, Happiness: A Guide to Life's Most Important Skill and from the research in neuroscience on the effect of mind-training on the brain.

Speaker Bio: Matthieu Ricard, a gifted scientist turned Buddhist monk, is a best selling author, translator, and photographer. He has lived and studied in the Himalayas for the last 35 years...


Sugar: The Bitter Truth

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public Health and Medicine [Show ID: 16717]


His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 75th Birthday

Ceremony to celebrate His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 75th birthday held at the Main Tibetan Temple in Dharamsala, India, on July 6th, 2010.

There are speeches by special guests and short remarks by His Holiness (in Tibetan language) as well as cultural performances by local Tibetan and Indian artists.


Gratitude Dance

Dancing Badly Around the World


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Food Renegade

Food Renegade is a great source for the highest quality products and the newest info. Really like the olive oil and ghee I've gotten from them. You will see lots of ads on the site for others people and many are good.

Environmental Working Group

At EWG, our team of scientists, engineers, policy experts, lawyers and computer programmers pores over government data, legal documents, scientific studies and our own laboratory tests to expose threats to your health and the environment, and to find solutions. Our research brings to light unsettling facts that you have a right to know.

Real Food Media

Real Food Media is a blog network focused on whole, natural, nutrient-dense food. We publish stories about food and cooking, food politics, farming and producing food, health and nutrition, and green living.


For the love of cheese. And bacon. And butter. And raw milk. And all those other things we are not supposed to eat.

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Resource Listings

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World Movement for Yoga & Ayurveda World Movement for Yoga and Ayurveda

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Lotus Brands
NAMA  (National Ayurvedic Medical Association)
CAAM (California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine)

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Himalayan Institute
Ongoing programs in Tantra, Yoga and Vedanta as well as on Ayurveda.
Note also Yoga International Magazine. Founded by Swami Rama. Current director, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, noted teacher and author on the spiritual and yogic practices of Tantra.
RR1, Box 40, Honesdale PA 18431
Ph: 717-2563-5551 or 800-822-4547; Fax 717-253-9078

Yoga International Magazine
Excellent bimonthly magazine on Yoga and Ayurveda.  Affiliated with Himalayan Institute founded by Swami Rama.RR1, Box 407, Honesdale PA 18431, Ph: 800-253-6243, Fax: 717-253-6360

Sri Aurobindo Association of America,  Sri Aurobindo
Main websites for the work of Sri Aurobindo, perhaps modern India's greatest yogi, seer, sage, philosopher, poet, and visionary.

Sri Ramanashram  (Ramana Maharshi)
Ashram of famous south Indian sage, Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi (1878-1950), who taught Self-inquiry and Advaita Vedanta. Excellent retreat center, with famous large temple complex in nearby town. Publishes the Mountain Path, one of the foremost publications on Vedanta.
Sri Ramanasramam PO, Tiruvannamalai 606 603, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Ph: 91-475-23292, Fax: 91-4175-22491,

Sivananda Ashram
World wide Yoga centers, India, North America, Europe and Israel. Excellent source of instruction on the greater system of Yoga (Raja Yoga), Yoga teacher's training, diverse spiritual programs and seminars, including on Ayurveda. Founded by Swami Vishnudevananda, disciple of Swami Shivananda.E-mail:

Bihar School of Yoga
Directed by Swami Niranjanananda, founded by Swami Satyananda
Perhaps the best Yoga University in India, excellent place of study for foreign students. Programs in Yogic Studies, Yoga Ecology, Yogic Science, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga Psychology. Ganga Darshan, Munger, Bihar 811201

North American Studio Alliance (NAMASTA)
Provides Yoga other mind-body professionals with affordable liability insurance, an alternative health care benefit, discounts on supplies, access to low-cost health plans and legal services.

Yoga Bharati
Yoga programs for all age groups including senior citizens, emphasizing integral an approach to Yoga. Works with Vivekananda Yoga Kendra. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Yoga Niketan
Website of the teachers of Swami Yogeshwaranand Paramahans, author of an important series of books on Yoga including Science of the Soul.

Texas Yoga & Ayurveda Institute
Provides Ayurveda consultation, treatment and healthcare delivery in integrative medicine, pain management, complementary and alternative health, Yoga class instruction, Yoga Teacher Certification Courses, educational workshops and seminars in Ayurveda & Yoga, stress management, personal and career development.   (713) 941-9642 

Vivekananda Yoga Kendra Research Foundation
Excellent center in India for studying Yoga, including its medical applications, conferences and retreat programs. Organizes large biennial Yoga conferences, with programs in the US as well. Raghuram, main Vivekananda Yoga Kendra teacher travels regularly to the West.
19, Eknath Bhavan, Gavipuram Circle, Bangalore 560 019, INDIA
Ph: 91-80-6608645 or 6673446, Fax: 91-80-607347 or 6608645

Ananda Ashram
Ananda Ashram, nestled in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains just over one hour north-west of New York City, is the spiritual retreat and educational center of the Yoga Society of New York, Inc.
Founded in 1964 by Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati (then known as Ramamurti S. Mishra, M.D.), Ananda Ashram is open year round for all those interested in meditation, the universal teachings of Yoga and Vedanta, and East-West cultural exchange. Programs emphasize Self-awareness and are dedicated to world peace through meditative understanding.

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Banyon Trading Company
Wholesale only supplier to Ayurvedic practitioners. Offers premium quality herbs, oils and tablets.
6705 Eagle Rock Ave. NE Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: 1-800-953-6424

Ganesha Institute - Pratichi Mathur
The Yoga Loft and Ganesha Institute Present a unique opportunity to study with Ayurvedic Vaidya Pratichi Mathur. Ayurveda is a 5000-year old system of healing and rejuvenation from India. It remains valid today and has rapidly gained recognition in the west. More and more people are seeking the dietary, herbal, and lifestyle recommendations drawn from Ayurveda's wisdom. Phone: 800-924-6815, or

Lotus Holistic Health Institute
Director Cynthia Copple, Ayurvedic Practitioner since 1983, has been brining Ayurveda to the West ever since.  Our traditional Ayurvedic Clinic offers Ayurvedic Consultations, Pancha Karma Therapy (since 1990), Ayurvedic Massage Training, Ayurvedic Yoga, classes ane workshops.

Integrated Medical Clinic & Ayurveda School
Dr. Eddys  Integrated Medical Clinic and Ayurveda School is a unique healthcare facility, combining the strengths and knowledge of both traditional western and alternative medicine in a holistic manner.

Dharma Central
Dharma Central is your guide to the spiritual side of life! Dedicated to bringing the most authoritative, highest quality information about Yoga spirituality, meditation and self-realization available anywhere else on the Internet today.

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Vedic Studies


American Institute of Vedic Studies
Vedic Knowledge and Training  Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Yoga, Vedanta, Hindu Dharma, Vedic Studies, Courses, Training Programs, Resources, On-line Articles and Books.
Dr. David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri),
Founder and Director
PO Box 8357, Santa Fe NM 87504-8357
Ph: 505-983-9385, Fax: 505-982-5807

European Institute of Vedic Studies
An educational facility that promotes some of the ancient Vedic Sciences. The Institute teaches various Vedic subjects including Ayurveda, Ayurvedic Nutrition, Vedic astrology, Pranavidya, and offers books and articles on various aspects of Vedic and Yogic Philosophy
B.P. 4  30170 Monoblet, France
Tél: 0033 (0)4 66 85 04 11
Fax: 0033 (0)4 66 85 05 42

World Association for Vedic Studies (WAVES)
Academic association of multidisciplinary studies. Biannual conferences on the Vedas and ancient India. Next conference scheduled for Aug. 2000. Has India branch centered in Delhi. Web site holds proceedings of previous conferences, with many valuable papers on ancient India.
C/O Dr. Bhu Dev Sharma
7325 Palmetto St., New Orleans LA 70125-1098
Ph. (504) 483-7463, Fax. (504) 482-1561,

Subhash Kak
Books and articles on Vedic Science and ancient India, by one of the most original minds in the field, research scientist and Vedic scholar. Noted author of The Astronomical Code of the Rigveda and coauthor of In Search of the Cradle of Civilization.

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