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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. […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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News from the Centre – November 2018

When the outer guru’s teachings and the inner guru’s silent whisper appear the same, then the seeker’s faith gets fixed without any doubts. ~ Baba Hari Dass   Hello everyone, This has been a tender time for our community. Many people gathered to honour Babaji during the period of rituals following his passing on September […]

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Reflections on the Guru

By Yogeshwar Humphrey Over the past month or so, my thoughts have turned repeatedly to Babaji and to the idea of the guru. Following his passing, it felt like a tremendous wave of energy and emotion passed through me and many others here at the Centre. The tarpaṇam and śhrāddha rituals, along with other events […]

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An Invitation to Stillness

Reflections from a Karma Yogi by Sukie Jefferson Upon arrival, I felt a very mellow and slow pace about the place, as though everyone was speaking in a gentle whisper. Bodies moving slowly and gracefully, not rushed or hurried. Little did I know, this gentle rhythm would soon too become my own internal pace. As […]

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Support on the Journey

Reflections on my time at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga by Courtney Christensen It is not often we get to take a step back and breathe. It is not often we land somewhere that invites us in with curiosity, openness, acceptance, and love. Some places call you to them, when you are ready for […]

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News from the Centre – October 2018

Baba Hari Dass (1923-2018) Please visit our website home page for more information. Faith, devotion and right thinking are the foundation of spirituality. Contentment, compassion and tolerance are the walls. When you have built this room for yourself you are safe and in peace…God is already with you. Hello everyone, Harvest time, thanksgiving time! Gratitude […]

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What are you Thankful for?

In this season of Thanksgiving, what are you thankful for? Perhaps it’s easy for you to think of many things in your life you’re thankful for, but maybe not. Sometimes the challenges we face wear us down. It’s easy to be filled with gratitude when things are going well, not so easy when life is […]

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Seeking the Path

by Maheshwar Robillard I was asked to share my story, but I realize I have room here to share only a glimpse of it.  I can start by saying that I have always been  a seeker, in search of truth far bigger than the eye can see. I grew up in Montreal and was raised […]

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Tapestry

Life certainly has a way of taking you on a journey you least expect. Of all the “who would have thunk its” in my life I didn’t ever think I’d train to teach anything much less train to be a yoga teacher. But, it’s happening, happened and I’m loving every minute of this experience. To […]

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News from the Centre – September 2018

In the stillness of the quiet, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fears, hope to despair. ~ Dr. Howard Thurman Hello everyone, Welcome to fall!. Summer was very hot and dry on Salt Spring, and in much of BC (and many other places). Because of the many […]

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From the Chalkboard of Baba Hari Dass

Question: How does one know if he or she is on the right spiritual path? Babaji: When the mind gets calmer and reduces its attachment to the world, that indicates that the path is right. Question: Seems my sadhana (spiritual practice) goes through times of being hot and cold. How can I keep it strong? […]

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Walking with Fear

When Babaji was asked a question about fear (“Babaji, I want to go back to school, but I’m afraid I don’t have enough money,” or “Babaji, I want to go to India with you, but I’m afraid of flying”), he would often reply with three little words: “Face, Fight, Finish!” Face your fear, fight with […]

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Devendra Hayes – A Bit of My Journey

When I was 17 years old, in high school, I read a book that my brother had, called Youth, Yoga, and Reincarnation, by Jesse Stein, which talked about hatha yoga, with all its physical and spiritual benefits. I found it fascinating, but I thought, “I don’t need this stuff at this stage of my life”, […]

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