The Yoga Hour: Living the Eternal Way offers inspiration, insights, and time-tested practices from the ancient system of Kriya Yoga—a philosophy and practice for spiritually conscious, fulfilled living today. This hour of dialogue with internationally renowned spiritual teachers offers keen insight into universal principles for enlightened living while touching the most practical aspects of our lives such as work, relationships, health, and diet. Even while emphasizing the practical, it speaks to our deepest yearnings to fully awaken to Self- and God-realization in this lifetime.

A powerful stream of inspiration to transform the way we live every moment of every day flows from the vast ocean of Vedic wisdom and is accessible to all. Every seeker who yearns to know the Truth and live in harmony with it will find The Yoga Hour to be a trusted place to listen, reflect, stretch the mind, and open the heart to what really matters.

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The Yoga Hour Team 

Vickie Martin, our producer, also teaches meditation and is a former attorney, yoga instructor, and schoolteacher.
Laurel Trujillo, our regular guest host, is a medical doctor who formerly worked at a multi-specialty medical group with a focus in Quality Improvement.


Meditation: The Royal Path of Awakening
Swami Bodhananda Sarasvati
Encore from 11/08/12.

Meditation connects us with our inner power--it is a gateway to joy, peace and spiritual realization. Swami Bodhananda Sarasvati, Spiritual Director of the Sambodh Society, joins Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian for an inspiring and instructive conversation about this essential spiritual practice. Discover why it is so important and how you can begin, or enhance, your practice right away.

Swami Bodhananda Saraswati is an accomplished teacher of Vedanta, meditation, and management. He is the founder and spiritual director of the Sambodh Society with its ashram and headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He also directs several other ashrams and organizations, including the Bodhananda Research Foundation for Management and Leadership Studies in India. He is the author of twenty books. Among his widely read books are Meditation: The Awakening of Inner Powers; Self Unfoldment in an Interactive World; Seven Hindu Spiritual Laws of Success; The Gita and Management; Indian Management and Leadership; Management and the Mahabharata; and Rishi Vision.


  • 7/09/15 - Embrace Your Open-Hearted Life: The Way of Compassion (Yogacharya O'Brian with guest Venerable Thubten Chodron)
  • 7/16/15 - Meditation, Wisdom, and the New Story (Yogacharya O'Brian with guest Michael Nagler)
  • 7/23/15 - Yoga’s Four Paths: Ways of the Heart, Hands, Mind, and Technique (Yogacharya O'Brian with guest Swami Sitaramananda)