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News from the Centre – February 2019

Hello everyone, Although we’re accustomed to winter storms, this year’s winter weather has been more extreme than usual (which seems to be an ongoing refrain). Here’s the story of the adventure: A huge, record-breaking windstorm on December 20 left hundreds of  households on Salt Spring and parts of Vancouver Island without power for days (in […]


The world is not a burden

The world is not a burden. We make it a burden by our fears, responsibilities, duties, etc. We get pain, pleasure, sadness and happiness because in our mind there is separateness: my house, my wife, my religion, my country. When this ‘me’ and ‘mine’ drop out then there is only one reality, which is God, […]


Asana of the Month – Virabhadrasana / Warrior 1

This month I have chosen to highlight one of my favorite poses of all, one that I have included in my regular daily practice for over 15 years. It is a very warming and activating pose that is a part of the classical Surya Namaskara B or Sun Salutation B sequence. I love this pose […]


From the Shores of the Atlantic to the Deep Forests of the Pacific

Finding Meaning in Service and Community, Crazy Pants and Allby Eduardo Sousa Clayoquot  Sound. The Great Bear Rainforest. Growing up in inner city Toronto, I remember hearing about these far off places of beauty and wilderness in the 1990s – mostly because of the conflicts over unsustainable logging and the injustices perpetrated against Indigenous peoples […]


Shiva Ratri schedule – 2019

Shiva Ratri this year will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5, through the night until early morning on the 6th. 6.30 pm Welcome Song to Gaṇeśh Ārati Śhiva Ārati Song Hanumān Chālīsā Invocation KĪRTAN & STORY 11:00 Forgiveness Prayers & Āsanas 11:40 Om Namaḥ Śhivāya Gurave 12:00am Mantra Yajña Nirvāṇaṣhaṭkam 1:30 KĪRTAN & STORY 4:00 […]


New Year’s Greeting

Happy New Year to you. May this year bring you health and well-being, inner strength and wisdom, and peace always. From Vinaya Chalisa, a book of forty prayers by Baba Hari Dass… O Gracious God, you are the embodiment of supreme wisdom. By your grace, may I be able to be friendly to all, may […]


News from the Centre – December 2018

Hello everyone, Welcome to December and the official beginning of winter. In the past couple of months, we’ve shared information about Babaji’s passing and the rituals that followed, as well as a beautiful piece by Yogeshwar about the guru.  The last ritual was the immersion of Babaji’s ashes in the Ganges River in India. Many […]


Seeing the Best in Each Other

Imagine what the world would be like if we could all see the best in each other. Seeing the best in others doesn’t mean we wouldn’t see their weaknesses and shortcomings, but we’d see them through the lens of compassion and love. When someone is stuck in a negative state, we’d understand that they’re suffering. […]


A Devoted Life: Will Pegg

March 21, 1959 – September 26, 2018 by Raven Hume   A satsang brother – a great, great satsang brother – has left his body, and I find myself compelled to say a few words. Will Pegg and I met in the tomato patch at the centre when Dan, Su and I were busy planting […]


An Introduction to my New Life

by Anusuya Adams In the summer of 1976 I moved to the raspberry farm in Abbotsford with my ten-month old daughter, Raya. I had just turned 21. I was in a very unhappy marriage and was looking for something spiritual. Ravi Dass and Aparna had just moved out of the cabin, and we moved in. […]