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News from the Centre – August 2020

Peace in the mind, love and compassion in the heart bring the scattered world into one reality. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, It’s Annual Community Yoga Retreat time, the first online version. If you’ve registered, I’ll see you there. If you missed the registration deadline, you can still watch the evening programs on Saturday and […]


Celebrating Life

It’s so easy to complain about life; it doesn’t take any effort at all.  There’s always something we’re critical of, irritated by, angry about. Even if things are generally going pretty well, we can usually find something. Why do we focus on what’s wrong? It turns out we humans have a predilection for negativity. The […]


A Great Project

Written by Maya and Piet Suess As the birds began to chirp at 4:07 am on June 22nd of this year, with his sons Piet and Max at his side, our dad Marc Alan Mendle Satyanand Dancing Bear Suess took his last breath. It was the end of 73 eventful years in this realm. He […]


News from the Centre – July 2020

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra,La-la, how the life goes on.  ~ The Beatles Dear friends, I hope you are well and that you’re enjoying the summer weather (unless you’re in the southern hemisphere which is moving toward winter). Life at the Centre continues to be quiet, as it will be for many months yet. […]


Changing the Angle of the Mind

This is a test. You’ve been stuck at home for three months. You haven’t been able to go out to concerts, to the pool or to the mall (depending on where you live). You can’t travel, and you can’t visit a friend who’s in the hospital. When you do go out, you wear a mask […]


A Conversation with Amita

DISCLAIMER: The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has no official political affiliations. The views expressed in the interview below are those of the author. The aim here is simply to inform our readership of something amazing that a longtime member of the Centre community is up to. There’s nothing like a conversation with an astrophysicist […]


News from the Centre – June 2020

If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice. ~ Meister Eckhart Dear friends, I hope you are all doing well, and finding ways to stay connected and enjoy the beauty of nature during these Covid times. Those of us here in Canada, and especially in British Columbia, are […]


Usha

Staying home, staying safe with Usha

How has this coronavirus affected your life?  Firstly – not very much change because I have been living contentedly in unintended self-isolation! But the new coronavirus has affected my life in that others have reached out to offer me help, which I have been delighted to accept and revel in. I have become intensely aware […]


Mathew Bentley’s story

Here I am, programs coordinator at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga during COVID-19. What a bizarre time to be at the Centre; well, what a bizarre time to be anywhere right now. My wife, Kris Cox, and I came back to the centre at the very beginning of February this year, not knowing what […]



My Opening to Yoga Ceremony

by Raven Mahavir Hume By the time I came into the Satsang and met Babaji  I had been excelling for over a decade in the practices of Hatha Yoga, but ultimately I had become a fervent Jnana Yogi. I had taken a headlong dive into the sacred art of the “aha-moment”, and had immersed myself in teachings […]


News from the Centre – May 2020

When the heart gets softer by being closer to God, one begins to feel love everywhere. Animals, trees, plants, people, and a blade of grass all shower love. I wish you deep, deep in love of God. I wish you to dissolve in God. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends,  I hope you are all doing […]


Time Out with Kris Cox

Often, interviews begin by setting the scene: perhaps the interviewer has arrived early, and describes her surroundings – a cozy cafe, a park bench, a hotel lobby – before the arrival of the subject. This also invites you in as the reader, giving you time to find your own bearings and settle in for the […]


Staying Home, Staying Safe

How are you faring during this time of coronavirus? Chetna Thank you, for reaching out and encouraging a different type questioning and connectivity. On the surface, these questions seem simple and straight forward, but as I started to really look at what each of them means, what they brought up in me seems more complex. […]


Love Lives Here – Sri Ram Ashram

I was first introduced to Sri Ram Ashram during my YTT studies at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2017.  I remember feeling very moved by this inspiration of Baba Hari Dass, and I planted a seed of hope and intention in my heart that one day I would volunteer at the ashram in […]


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