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Changing the Angle of the Mind

This is a test. You’ve been stuck at home for three months. You haven’t been able to go out to concerts, to the pool or to the mall (depending on where you live). You can’t travel, and you can’t visit a friend who’s in the hospital. When you do go out, you wear a mask […]


A Conversation with Amita

DISCLAIMER: The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has no official political affiliations. The views expressed in the interview below are those of the author. The aim here is simply to inform our readership of something amazing that a longtime member of the Centre community is up to. There’s nothing like a conversation with an astrophysicist […]



My Opening to Yoga Ceremony

by Raven Mahavir Hume By the time I came into the Satsang and met Babaji  I had been excelling for over a decade in the practices of Hatha Yoga, but ultimately I had become a fervent Jnana Yogi. I had taken a headlong dive into the sacred art of the “aha-moment”, and had immersed myself in teachings […]


Love Lives Here – Sri Ram Ashram

I was first introduced to Sri Ram Ashram during my YTT studies at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in 2017.  I remember feeling very moved by this inspiration of Baba Hari Dass, and I planted a seed of hope and intention in my heart that one day I would volunteer at the ashram in […]


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: […]


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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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Staying centred in the midst of life’s turmoil

We are all familiar with stress in its many manifestations. Why do we get so caught up in the drama of life and in our habitual reactions? Sometimes life seems to flow along smoothly, and we are calm, open, loving. Then something happens – and boom – we’re right back into our old patterns, even […]


Stand in the world bravely 

This is life. It includes pleasure, pain, good, bad, happiness, depression. There can’t be day without night. So don’t expect that you or anyone will always be happy. Stand in the world bravely and face good and bad equally. Life is for that. It takes effort and practice to accept all the faces of life. […]


Making Space for Miracles

Interview with Alex Smith by Courtenay Cullen I’m sitting with Alex in the Nature Conservancy, in the fading golden light of a summer’s evening, at his favourite bench. He spends many quiet evenings at this place, and we all know he can often be found here after dinner, in quiet contemplation. I tell him it […]


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