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Kindness and Understanding

This is life. It includes pleasure, pain, good, bad, happiness and depression.  There can’t be day without night. So don’t expect that you or anyone else will always be happy and that nothing will go wrong. Stand in the world bravely and face good and bad equally. Life is for that.  There are external circumstances […]



How to Live

from The Yellow Book, the sayings of Baba Hari Dass When a student asked Babaji a question about the right way to live, he said by lessening our demand, adding that demand increases desires and desire makes demand, which creates dissatisfaction. Dissatisfaction makes pain. I don’t say cut your demands altogether. There are some essential […]


Gifts from the Chalkboard

“Mind creates the outer world. You can create a miserable, frightening world, or you can create a peaceful, blissful world.You have to understand the value of human life, the aim of life, and then work on yourself.” ~ Babaji My spiritual journey actually began long before I met Babaji. When I was about 8 years […]


Celebrating Life

It’s so easy to complain about life; it doesn’t take any effort at all.  There’s always something we’re critical of, irritated by, angry about. Even if things are generally going pretty well, we can usually find something. Why do we focus on what’s wrong? It turns out we humans have a predilection for negativity. The […]


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 […]


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