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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 […]


Summer Stories and Satsang

I can perfectly recall the feeling I had when I found the Salt Spring Centre online. It was as though someone had slapped a neon sign on the screen in front of me, blinking “Hey you – this is the place! You MUST come.” I was sitting at the kitchen table of our tiny little […]


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 […]


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 […]


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”, […]


I heard the drumming

the drum beat the heart beat led me here                              a story in poetic verse by angelo rosso I heard the drumming the chanting calling me in Her voice familiar calling me this me Deeper into a place that place this place […]


Karma Yogi Ponderings

Here are the prompts people were given to stimulate some reflections about their lives at the Centre. You may want to consider these questions yourself (perhaps with a little revision to fit your life). What have been the highlights of your time at the Centre so far? What have you learned – about yourself, yoga […]


Kris Cox’s Centre Story

Although I like to say that I manifested being at the Centre and I chose to stay a year longer than originally planned, there was so much resistance and defiance on my part that it’s a wonder to me that I came to look back at those years as life-changing, and one of the most […]


Karma Yogi Ponderings

Ponderings by a few karma yogis at the Centre Here are the prompts people were given to stimulate some reflections about their lives at the Centre. You may want to consider these questions yourself (perhaps with a little revision to fit your life). What have been the highlights of your time at the Centre so […]


Karma Yogi Ponderings

Ponderings by a few karma yogis at the Centre Here are the prompts people were given to stimulate some reflections about their lives at the Centre. You may want to consider these questions yourself (perhaps with a little revision to fit your life). What have been the highlights of your time at the Centre so […]



Life as a Summer Karma Yogi

Spiritual community provides support for learning, developing a daily spiritual practice and the opportunity to live and work with others. The YSSI (yoga service and study immersion) participants live at the Centre for three months in the summer, immersing themselves in a yogic lifestyle. During this time they work, study, practice, and learn about yoga, […]


Karma Yoga. . . A Path of Inner Development

As we explore the path of yoga, we discover there are millions of methods that will take us in the direction of our goal. Purification of the body, perfection of posture (asana), samadhi meditation, selfless service (karma yoga), and devotion to God (bhakti yoga) are just a few. Those of us who choose Karma Yoga […]


Life at the Centre

The opportunity to live in a spiritual community is a great blessing. It is also an opportunity to learn about yourself, what is important to you, and how to live with other people. Many years ago, when Dharma Sara Satsang Society purchased this land that came to be known as the Salt Spring Centre of […]


Sue Ann Hamsa Leavy’s “Community Journey”

From my earliest years, my parents encouraged me to follow my intuition and listen to my heart. My family and friends formed an extended community of love and mutual support which, by example, showed me the amazing support system that could be created by those close to me. We all were there for each otherin […]