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News from the Centre – March 2020

The aim of life is to attain peace and happiness. It is hidden in every living being. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, This month marks the official beginning of spring. The light is returning and the days are getting longer. The trees are budding, and snowdrops and daffodils are in bloom. Spring has brought […]


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Staying Sane in a Crazy World

We usually think the world is “out there”, and we’re in here (usually in our heads). The world out there does exist, but we don’t usually see it as it is because everything is filtered through our minds, and we inevitably add our own colouring to what we see.  “The world” and “yoga” face in […]


Following the Breadcrumbs

by A.D. Trimble My parents first introduced me to yoga. They were both raised in conservative, United Church middle class Toronto but in an act of sheer defiance at the time, my father one day announced that the family was moving from Moore Park to … Agincourt. Wherever that was. Somewhere not in Toronto. And in short […]


News from the Centre – February 2020

Oh my God, you are the embodiment of love, compassion, and truth. Bless me with spiritual energy, strength, power, and courage to enable me to walk steadily on my spiritual path, going through hills and dales, rivers and deserts. In the scorching heat of summer and freezing cold of winter, may I remain walking steadily […]


Meeting Community Where You Are

by Clare Cullen Meeting Community Where You Are I came to the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga almost by accident – and yet nothing really happens by accident, does it? I was seeking community, a fresh start and a purpose – and while I would not have articulated it at the time, a spiritual path. […]


Changing the Angle of the Mind

Changing the Angle of the Mind Do you find yourself getting annoyed, irritated, or downright angry when things don’t go well (meaning not the way you want them to go)?  It seems like a big deal to you, although it might not seem that way to people around you. Why is that?  Up close, our […]


News from the Centre – January 2020

“And love says, ‘I will take care of you,’ to everything that is near.”  ~ Hafiz Dear friends, May this new year, this new decade, bring peace to your heart. Whatever is going on in your life, my wish for you is that you will remember the goodness in your own heart. As Ram Dass, […]


Reconnecting with the sacredness of life

Reconnecting with the Sacredness of Life As we move into a new year and a new decade, it’s helpful to reflect on where we’ve been and how we want to move forward. New Year’s resolutions may be  useful, but we don’t always follow them. Sometimes they’re not realistic, but it’s also possible that what we […]


Shiva Ratri – February 22-23, 2020

Om Namah Shivaya “To Shiva, I bow.” Salutations unto Thee, thou All-pervading and great Lord. Thou art Liberation itself, and the revealed scripture is Thy embodied form.  I worship Thee, the unborn, attribute-less and unconditioned One. Thou are without any desire. Intelligence itself is Thy nature and the sky Thy garment.”  Tulsidas: Ramayana, Shivashtaka (Meditation on […]


More Kirtan!

My story begins here, in the present. I am a new member of the Dharma Sara Satsang Society and honoured that Sharada has offered me this opportunity to share my story. I’m excited to publicly declare my commitment to you and this community in our shared love for Babaji. I’m in that place in my […]


News from the Centre – December 2019

For love and compassion, how much time do you need? ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, This month marks the official beginning of winter – the month of Christmas, Chanukah, and other winter celebrations. It’s also the time, at least in this part of the world, of shorter days and longer nights – a perfect […]


Life as Art and Art as Life 

Prologue – Becoming Aware of the  Play, the Pavement, and the Playground This story begins in the early seventies in Port Credit, Ontario. A little brown boy, maybe seven or eight,  sitting alone in the grass at the edge of a field in his schoolyard. He observes his fellow students play on the pavement beside […]


Centre Poetry

gather me now gather me nowfriendsmay we break breadwith our palmsscattering sacred crumbs likesnow across the landscapeof our shared heartsbeatmay we gatherin sacred unityunder sacred Babajishare our meal& spreadacross the landscape of our collectivehungermay we gather now& be fedunder the swinging maple treespreading deeplyour shared seeds thatflow beneath our soulssoilinto our shared horizongather me nowwith […]


News from the Centre – November 2019

Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky. Dear friends,  We are in full autumn mode; the days are a mix of sun, wind, rain, fog and mist. The days are getting shorter and the […]


The Inner Battle

As we make our way through this strange adventure called life, hoping things will turn out well for us, we don’t really know what will happen. We want all the things we think will make us happy and sometimes that works for a while. The problem is we get other things too – all those […]


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