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Shankar’s September update

Greetings: The Centre rarely hosts weddings but this past weekend was an exception. In bright sunshine on the flower-strewn mound, we celebrated the marriage of Sean Crabtree and Melinda Quintero. Lakshmi’s son, Sean, who was born on Salt Spring Island,  Read more >>>

Sharada’s August Update

In the blink of an eye, it’s August. Since the last edition of this newsletter, the first session of Yoga Teacher Training and the 38th Annual Community Yoga Retreat have come and gone. Later this week, the YTT students will  Read more >>>

Shankar’s July update

Greetings: While the rest of the continent has been experiencing drought, fires and record high temperatures, the Pacific northwest has had to wait until now for the first real days of summer. This has delayed farm production but has meant  Read more >>>

Shankar’s June update

Greetings: This past Sunday the Centre hosted Swami Santatmananda, the resident acharya at the Swami Dayananda Ashram in Rishikesh. Ahead of satsang and the community dinner he gave an introductory talk on Vedanta to about a hundred people. Visits such  Read more >>>

Shankar’s May update

Greetings: The swallows are back and fluttering around the back deck, choosing corners and ledges to build their mud nests, just like their parents and so many generations before them. The goldfinches have returned and will spend their summer splashing  Read more >>>

Shankar’s March update

Greetings: As a misty early morning rain falls in the Blackburn valley, there’s a quiet hum of activity around the Centre. All the full-season staff are now here setting up for the early programs. There are new faces and new  Read more >>>

Shankar’s November update

As the sun sets over the Centre, twenty beautifully carved pumpkins glow on the back porch, the remnants of the Centre’s Halloween dinner party. This was a time to thank some dedicated people. Sofya Raginsky our Farm Manager, began with  Read more >>>

Shankar’s October Greeting

September at the Centre has been delightful with warm sunny days and little rain. Likewise, the Open House at the very beginning of the month was blessed with a particularly beautiful day which encouraged a couple of hundred islanders to  Read more >>>