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 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

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Autumn Sweet Potato Salad

Ayurvedic Recipes: Autumn Steamed Sweet Potatoes with Rice

    This autumn sweet potato and rice dish combines beautiful ingredients for a bright medley that’s appropriate in fall or winter. Depending on your tastes or location, you can use the type of sweet potato that’s local or your favorite. White yams, Covington sweet potatoes and Oriental sweet potatoes are personal favorites. This dish …

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In the News: 2017 Best Detox Program

We are delighted to share with you our exciting news…Organic Spa Magazine recently awarded our Shankara Ayurveda Spa the “Best Detox Program” in the United States! Here’s why: Best Detox Program “Originally built as a Transcendental Meditation Retreat Center by a follower of the Beatles’ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, this bucolic 381-acre property outside Charlotte, NC, …

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How to Overcome Limiting Beliefs, with Kristen Oliver

Kristen Oliver joined us during her recent retreat to share about overcoming limiting beliefs. With keen interests that spans neurological research and the power of intention, Kristen brings a unique perspective to how we tackle our concepts.

Walking the Path: Four Things I Wish I’d Known Earlier About Silence

  When I started becoming interested in meditation at 16, I was eager and young, with no experience in silence. I wanted to find inner peace, and so I found some books in the local library to start my journey and quickly began experimenting (I owe some gratitude to my patient mother who put up …

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Vegan Baked Apple Recipe - the Art of Living Retreat Center

A Recipe for Winter: Vegan Baked Apple

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but finding a morning meal that’s fulfilling, while also being light and nourishing, can seem to be a problem. It’s easy to go towards extremes: while many gorge on a big breakfast, others simply grab a quick snack or skip breakfast altogether. …

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Sri Sri School of Yoga Inauguration

5 Magical Moments During the Wisdom Series with Sri Sri

We just had an incredible event with founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and 1,000+ guests at the center. The event was filled with smiles, meditation and moments of joy, but here are five of our favorite moments from the event (plus one extra for those who left before New Year’s!)   1. Silent Night, Holy Night …

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Jennifer Hadley on non-judgement

Exploring Wisdom: The Transformative Power of Non-Judgement

In this series, we’ll sit down together with visiting teachers and explore important topics on how to live with courage, wisdom and compassion. This is our first installment, where we spoke with Jennifer Hadley about the the power of non-judgement. On our quest to live a more fulfilling and spiritual life, many of us are high …

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North Carolina Fall Colors: Discover Boone

It’s fall again! While fall is quickly passing, we did want to share some of the glorious moments we’ve experienced so far this autumn. And for those of you who have not yet made the trip, we encourage you to come view the North Carolina fall colors in all their spectacle in Boone! To continue, …

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Shankara Ayurveda Spa: Awarded Best Ayurveda Program in the US

We are delighted to share with you our exciting news… Organic Spa Media Co. recently awarded our Shankara Ayurveda Spa the “Best Ayurveda Program” in the United States! Here’s why: You simply will not find a more authentic or effective Ayurvedic program outside of India “This beautiful retreat center, with gorgeous vistas that overlook the …

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Happiness Program: Recovering From Illness & Sustaining Happiness

For this blog, we were fortunate to join Patricia as she explains some ways the Happiness Program transformed her experience of illness.   Being comfortable in the present moment brings me happiness and I just think we’re supposed to feel good. This breathing works very well for me. Also, just paying attention to what’s happening …

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