Sharada’s January update

I hope you all had a peaceful holiday season and are ready for another spin around the sun as we begin this new year. As it turns out, the world didn’t end on December 21 and here we are. I remember the same forecast about the millenium, and that also went right by. It turns out the only world that can end is the one created by our minds.

Life is quiet at the Centre, but the next program season is just around the corner. Meanwhile, classes continue as does satsang. On March 10 into the morning of March 11 we will gather to celebrate Shiva Ratri, an all-night vigil of kirtan and pujas. Because Shiva Ratri falls on a Sunday this year, there will be no satsang that day; instead people are invited to join us at 7:00 – or anytime thereafter, throughout the night – and sing Shiva kirtan. There will be more details in the February edition of Offerings, so stay tuned.

We are also reinstating the weekly Free Introductory Yoga Classes that we offered years ago. The classes will be held from 11 am to 12:30 pm on Sundays, January 6 – March 17. The focus will be on instruction and practice of pranayama and asana as taught by Baba Hari Dass, and will be led by a rotation of the Centre’s YTT grads. These classes are open to everyone at all yoga levels.

As part of the continuing series of founding member profiles (which I think of as old member – OM – profiles), this month we feature Rajani Rock, who lived at the Centre for many years, still lives on the island and is still involved at the Centre.

In addition, we are delighted to introduce some of the grads of our Yoga Teacher Training program, beginning with part one of Laura Harris’ wonderful YTT journal, “Life of a Yogi”.

All of us here send warm wishes to you for a year filled with peace, well-being and love.

May we be filled with loving kindness,
May we be well,
May we be peaceful and at ease,
May we be happy.

In peace,
Sharada