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News from the Centre: May 2018

“Love everyone, including yourself. That is real sadhana.”~ Baba Hari Dass Hello everyone, Warmer weather has returned! After a mostly rainy April, everyone is happy to see the sun again. The Residential Karma Yoga program is well underway. The first session began on April 1 and ends on June 10. There is still room in the […]


Happy 2018! News from the Centre

Hello everyone, and happy new year, While we have much to be grateful for, we know these are challenging times for many people all over the world. As we watch the news it’s easy to be pulled into disturbing stories and react to them. We want to stay informed and engaged, yet to keep our […]


Common be our Prayer

Living in harmony with each other Common be our prayer Common be our end Common be our purpose Common be our deliberations Common be our desires Unified be our hearts United be our intentions And perfect be the union amongst us This ancient prayer from the Vedas points us in the direction of peace and […]


A Story

by Marianne Butler Today is the winter solstice. My thirty-fifth winter in this life, my fourth on Salt Spring Island. How did I end up here? I was born and bred in the north-west of England, living with my parents and sister in Macclesfield -’silk town’ – until I began university in 2001. My childhood […]


News from the Centre – December 2017

Hello everyone,  December is here: the time of winter solstice, Christmas, Chanukah, and other seasonal celebrations of light; and, here in the Pacific Northwest, rain – lots of rain (except for one day of snow in early November that was gone the next day). That’s what makes this part of the world so green. November […]


Babaji Update (December 2017)

As those following Babaji’s health updates from the Hanuman Fellowship likely know, the fall has brought a significant decline to Babaji’s physical activity. He is sleeping more, eating less, and needs much rest. In his brief time awake Babaji is alert and his eyes remain kind and responsive. His physicians say this change is normal […]


A Light on the Path

In the midst of the busyness and turmoil of daily life, do you sometimes forget that there’s something you can do to bring more peace into your life? This is a reminder that there is a path leading to peace and freedom. The elders/senior teachers in this community were blessed with the rare opportunity to […]


A Journey to the Centre

A Journey to the Centre by Melinda Quintero I grew up in suburban Los Angeles and had a fairly uneventful childhood. I rarely made waves or strayed from the straight and narrow path. I believe the most rebellious thing I accomplished was convincing my family to allow me to go to university in New York […]


Sweet Sourdough Love

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga abounds with precious gifts: the opportunity to learn and practice teachings that bring profound peace; the abundance, comfort and beauty of the land; and the unique and talented folks that it attracts. Other important gifts are the human connections that form, which can be deep and based on a […]


News from the Centre – November 2017

Hello everyone, At this chilly time of year we are still being treated to sunny days (alternating with rain). Here are some photos of apples just before harvesting and flowers still abloom – but not for long. While we’re on the subject of the garden, here’s… Milo’s farm update: What a gift those soaking rains […]


Choosing Peace

Most of us spend a lot of time dreaming about the future. Sometimes we fantasize that at some point in the future we’ll have it all together, we’ll have what we want, and we’ll finally be able to relax and be happy. I’m sorry to spoil the dream, but remember that this is a fantasy. […]


Questions and Answers with Babaji

Q: For someone who leads a busy life, how is it possible to keep one’s mind on God? B: God is not separate from its creation. Anything that you see, feel, experience is God. Identify it as God and that will keep the awareness of God. Q: It seems that many paths or practices can […]


Higher Love

Higher Love by Racquel Marshall I have a slanted British accent, I think I look like an Indian, and I was born in India. My name is Racquel Marshall – not quite an Indian name. I don’t speak Hindi; instead I have dreamed in English as far back as I can remember. Quite the contradiction […]


News from the Centre – October 2017

“I thank you God for this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a beautiful blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.” e e cummings Hello everyone, Summer has been slowly evolving into autumn as the leaves blow off the trees and […]