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Ancient Secrets for More Energy with Master Mingtong Gu

  If you would like an in-person experience of harnessing more energy with Master Mingtong Gu, you can join us at our center in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains at the Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC this July 26-28 for the “Cultivating Energy Wisdom” retreat.   Master Mingtong Gu – …

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Jurian Hughes on Living Yoga

  Thirteen years ago, on a July 4th weekend, I was desperate to get out of New York City, where life was stressful and not heading where I wanted it to. I’d spent most of my life up until that time as a theatre actress (Broadway, off-Broadway, regional theatres around the country, and a little …

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Why Should I Go on a Retreat?

  Reconnect to the deepest part of you at a meditation retreat Being on a meditation retreat for a day or a week can be a unique opportunity to unplug, spend time exploring your own inner world, and to find more appreciation for your life.   A meditation retreat can be a reset button and …

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Articles We Love: Happiness in March

Spring is here, and what better time to refresh your outlook, brush the dust out of the corners of your mind and heart, and refocus yourself and your goals? The UN’s International Day of Happiness falls on March 20th this year, and we think it’s a perfect opportunity to spend some time in reflection on …

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The Practice: Sarajean Rudman on the Power of Yoga and Ayurveda

Yoga and Ayurveda, to the new practitioner, might seem complicated, but although both practices are deeply rooted in the traditional spiritual wisdom and practices of India, you don’t have to overhaul your entire life to make room for them. Incorporating even the smallest concepts from yoga and Ayurveda into your routine can have far-reaching effects …

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Exploring Wisdom: Annelies Richmond on Confidence and Compassion

  There are so many benefits to the practices of meditation and mindfulness. Peace, joy, and wisdom are all natural rewards of the methods and techniques taught in the Art of Living Retreat Center’s weekly Happiness Retreat, but perhaps two of the most powerful, unexpected qualities we foster in meditation are confidence and compassion. We …

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Exploring Wisdom: How to Cultivate Faith

Faith. We hear this word so often in a spiritual context that we’ve begun to take the meaning for granted. What is faith, exactly? And on our own individual  journeys, what do we put our faith in? Art of Living guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar spoke about the role of faith in the path of …

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Healing Journeys of Ayurveda: Peggy’s Story

Part of what we do at the Center is empower you towards a life well-lived. We don’t want your experience to end when you drive away from the mountains – which is why so many of our programs include an educational component so that you can continue to enjoy the transformative effects of Ayurveda at …

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Exploring Wisdom: Revathi Raghavan on Marma

When combined with panchakarma, the practice of marma can help you find a profound sense of rest and release. We recently spoke with Revathi Raghavan, Marma Chikitsa Trainer, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Art of Living retreat host, about her journey with marma, and why she thinks it’s an essential addition to your panchakarma experience. AOLRC: Can …

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In House: JAC Patrissi on Storytelling for Change

    Stories help us connect. They move people to action, get them invested, and create meaningful relationships between ideas and people. JAC Patrissi has dedicated her life to the art of storytelling, and has seen the power that stories have to affect change first-hand. This spring, she will bring her unique and heartfelt approach …

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