Greetings from the New Centre Director, Paramita Meredith Knox

Paramita

New Centre Director, Paramita

I feel so very honoured to be offered the position of Centre Director, and I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve in this capacity. My connection to the Centre began shortly after I moved to Salt Spring Island in 1994, as it did not take me long to find my way to the asana classes and occasionally to Sunday satsang. I have always felt very drawn to the beautiful, peaceful setting here, and to the wonderful people who make up the satsang.

In 2002, I was a student in the first Yoga Teacher Training program, an experience that deepened my yoga practice and strengthened my commitment to my spiritual path. I returned the next summer to assist with the second YTT and at that time became a student of Babaji. He gave me the name ´Paramita‘ and told me that it means limitless and vast, a name that challenges me to look beyond the obvious and to allow my spiritual practice to guide my life. I continued to assist with YTT each summer and moved to the Centre in 2004 as the Karma Yoga Program Coordinator. I stayed in this position for two seasons, when I left to explore my ancestral home of Iceland and discover the part of myself that is Icelandic.

My six-year stay in Iceland was an amazing journey of self-discovery, and my sadhana practice strengthened and supported me through the challenges of learning a new language and culture in a small, isolated town on the arctic circle. I return now to Salt Spring Island to be closer to my family, and to continue to serve my teacher and my satsang, as well as all of the seekers who are drawn to the teachings and practice of yoga offered at the Centre. I look forward to meeting and connecting with all of the satsang members.

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4 responses to “Greetings from the New Centre Director, Paramita Meredith Knox”

  1. Mayana Williamson says:

    Hi Paramita!

    I’m happy to hear you’re back and I’m so delighted to hear that you are stepping into the Centre Director role. I have no doubt that you will fill the position with mastery and grace.

    I look forward to seeing you next time I am there.

    Om, Peace, Love

    Mayana

  2. Paramita says:

    Thank you for your kinds words and support Mayana. I will look forward to seeing you when you are next on Salt Spring Island.

    Jai Hanuman!
    Paramita

  3. Ashok says:

    hello Paramita, its great to see you involved again with the centre! and wonderful to see you last month at the get away. your smiling face took me back to 2002 when we first met in our opening circle at our YTT.
    You’re in good hands at the SSCY and we are all in caring hands with you at the front door!
    love, Ashok

  4. Linda Hall says:

    Hello Paramita!

    Do you remember your friends from a previous life? Congratulations on your new Centre Director position.

    It sounds like your amazing life has continued to be amazing! Please contact me so that we can get together and “catch up”.

    Your long time friend,
    Linda Hall

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