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The Reincarnation of Durga
Perhaps the Truest Story of Phoolan Devi, India's Bandit Queen
Issue 27
On Darwin, Evolution, and the Perfect Man

Believe it or not, this trailblazing yogi (who first brought Vedanta to the West) had studied Western evolutionary theory and developed a spiritual critique of Darwin—in 1898!

Issue 21
Yoga, Ego and Purification

In this groundbreaking interview—his first since being asked to step down as the director and spiritual teacher of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health five years ago—a world-renowned yogi speaks candidly with Andrew Cohen about yoga, purification and the dynamics of trust in the student/teacher relationship.

Issue 17
No Difference!

One of the foremost authorities in modern Hinduism explains why the only practice necessary for women to attain enlightenment is the worship of their husband as a god.

Issue 16
The Divine Life

“Celibacy is neither repressing sexuality nor avoiding it. It is bypassing sexuality for something a hundred times greater.” A conversation with the revered Vedantic teacher and spiritual heir to the great Swami Sivananda.

Issue 13
A Tragic Passion
Issue 10
A 21st century love story
Part VI: Compassion vs. Kundalini

As Evan strives to awaken his kundalini on the banks of the holy Ganges, Ella discovers that Buddhism can make you happier—especially if there's a hot Tibetan guy involved.

Issue 29
Enlightenment at the Speed of Life
How does the experience of enlightenment itself respond to the changing life conditions of the twenty-first century?

How can the changeless realization of enlightenment help humanity cope with our world of accelerating change? Twelve contemporary spiritual teachers bring timeless wisdom to bear on this twenty-first-century dilemma.

Issue 23
When You Go Beyond the Ego You Become an Offering to the World

Known around the world as a radiant embodiment of unconditional love, Ammachi literally hugs everyone who comes to see her. But her disciples also know her to be a fierce and demanding guru. This captivating interview with one of India's greatest contemporary saints asks: What is compassion in the face of the ego?

Issue 17