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COVID-19 Update

UPDATED: April 8, 2020 Dear Community, The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has been closely monitoring news regarding the latest updates and public health recommendations regarding COVID-19. We recognize increased concerns around protecting our health and the health of our community due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We believe that the safety and health of our […]

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News from the Centre – April 2020

All your prayers will be heard, your meditation will bring peace, your selfless service will remove your discontent, and your devotion to God will fill your heart with divine love. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, I hope you are all well. In this strange and unsettling time, the impacts of COVID-19 are being felt all […]

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Connection in Isolation

Like many of you, I’ve been reading a lot about Covid-19 – somewhat obsessively I admit. This is a difficult time, and I wish you all well. Here are some thoughts about how we can move through this time without increasing fear and anxiety. In a conversation with a friend recently, the following question arose: […]

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Breathing Easy

The current situation in the world presents us with a unique opportunity (timewise and otherwise) to explore and engage in the vast array of yoga practices and rituals which Babaji has bestowed upon us. One of these is breath control (pranayama). These practices have many benefits including: Calming the mind and preparing it for meditation […]

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Larry’s Yoga Story

From as far back as can remember, I have been seeking a closer relationship with the divine source of creation, a god of my own understanding. Times of emotional and physical crisis appear to have been the catalysts on this journey of self-realization. These crises were mainly due to my ego seeking comfort outwardly in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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