Satsang and Kirtan


Satsang is a Sanskrit term meaning “union of truth”. Every Sunday we gather to sing, chant, meditate, and hear spiritual readings in the company of fellow seekers of the Truth. Join us every Sunday at 3:30pm in the Satsang Room.


Kirtan is a part of the Hindu tradition of singing the praises of the divine in its many forms; as such it is an important practice of bhakti (devotional) yoga. The format is typically call-and-response in Sanskrit, but there are also songs from a wide range of spiritual traditions. The Centre is fortunate in having many fine singers and musicians and a strong kirtan following. There is no charge and everyone is welcome to join us (no experience necessary!). Join us every Wednesday at 7:30pm in the Satsang Room

Photo by Darryl Snaychuk

Community Dinner

community dinnerThe Centre hosts a community dinner at 5:30pm on the first Sunday of each month following satsang*. A simple and delicious meal is prepared by our karma yogis. All are welcome.

Suggested donation is $5-$10.
*Community dinners do not take place during the summer months. If in doubt, give us a call to confirm – 250.537.2326.

Photo by Grant Harder

Ann’s jalapeno cornbread


The addition of jalapeno peppers and cheddar cheese means that this cornbread is bursting with flavour.


  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup polenta (corn grits)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup finely minced leeks
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 2 chopped fresh jalapenos, or 4-oz tin chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup grated cheese (cheddar or soy)
  • 2 tsp blackstrap molasses
  • 1 1/2 tsp egg replacer mix with 1 Tbsp of water
  • 1 cup milk or soy milk
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl then add the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Transfer the batter into a greased 8″ x 8″ baking pan
  3. Bake at 375° for 40 minutes or until the top is brown and crisp.
Slather with butter while fresh from the oven and enjoy!
(Recipe from The Salt Spring Experience: Recipes for Body, Mind and Spirit. If you would like to purchase a copy of our popular book, contact us and we’ll be happy to send you one!)
Photo by: jeffreyw