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News from the Centre – August 2021

RETREAT TIME! Break the net of your attachments & be free; Reaffirming the strong Connections of our Community “The silkworm makes a net to imprison itself. In the same way a person makes a net of attachments, desires, and possessiveness, and sits inside that net in pain and depression. As long as this net is […]

News from the Centre – July 2021

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”― Anais Nin  Happy belated summer solstice, friends. As society at large begins to open up through the easing of pandemic restrictions, the expansive spiral of summertime energy seems to want to help […]

News from the Centre – June 2021

“You are your own little plant. Water yourself. Speak kindly to yourself. Flower.” From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Dear friends, As we continue to bask in the fecundity of the season in our own little corners of the world, may the growth from spring into summer lift the corners of our mouths and bring sparkles […]

News from the Centre – May 2021

Q-How should we show love to others?A-If you have love inside, it will spread everywhere. Love can’t be made and shown if there is no love inside our heart. If there is love inside us we don’t need to show it. It will reflect by itself around us and will light the hearts of others.~ […]

News from the Centre – April 2021

Dear friends, It is officially spring! The frogs in the pond are singing again and the daffodils are in full bloom, as are the skunk cabbages and nettles. Easter and Passover are both happening this month. This is a time of renewal and freedom in the cycle of life. Whatever you celebrate, loving wishes for […]

News from the Centre – March 2021

Work honestly, meditate every day, meet people without fear, and PLAY. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends,  Last month I wrote that the robins were spreading the word that spring is just around the corner. That is true, but first there was time for a February winter snow storm. Here are some Valentine photos taken […]

News from the Centre – February 2021

Dear friends, February is just beginning (and is therefore still winter), but the robins have been spreading the news that spring is around the corner, despite the possibility of snow still to come. Congratulations to our American friends on new beginnings. Covid is still keeping us apart physically, but we remain connected in our hearts […]

News from the Centre – January 2021

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 within you. ~ Baba Hari Dass Hello everyone and Happy New Year, Well, we’ve made it through 2020! While I don’t […]

News from the Centre – December 2020

Peace in the mind, love and compassion in the heart bring the scattered world into one reality.  ~ Baba Hari Dass  Dear friends, I hope you are all well, and that you’re able to celebrate the seasonal holidays, Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanza, or anything else you celebrate, even if you can’t get together with your family […]

News from the Centre – November 2020

There are various paths, like Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianiety, Zen, Taoism, etc. Each path teaches the same thing in different ways. The main aim is to purify the mind.  ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, This past month we celebrated a sweet Canadian Thanksgiving at the Centre, and this month we send our warm, loving Thanksgiving […]

News from the Centre – October 2020

Dear friends, As we begin October, the month of Canadian Thanksgiving and other festivals of thanksgiving, we continue to send our heartfelt love and prayers to all those dealing with the destruction caused by wildfires and other extreme weather events, the ongoing effects of the coronavirus pandemic and its ensuing hardships, and the struggles of […]

News from the Centre – September 2020

When the heart gets softer by being closer to God, one begins to feel love everywhere. Animals, trees, plants, people, and a blade of grass all shower love.  ~ Baba Hari Dass Hello everyone, Summer has sped by, and suddenly it’s September.  Although it’s not officially autumn yet, kids are back in school and there’s […]

News from the Centre – August 2020

Peace in the mind, love and compassion in the heart bring the scattered world into one reality. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, It’s Annual Community Yoga Retreat time, the first online version. If you’ve registered, I’ll see you there. If you missed the registration deadline, you can still watch the evening programs on Saturday and […]

News from the Centre – July 2020

Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, life goes on, bra,La-la, how the life goes on.  ~ The Beatles Dear friends, I hope you are well and that you’re enjoying the summer weather (unless you’re in the southern hemisphere which is moving toward winter). Life at the Centre continues to be quiet, as it will be for many months yet. […]

News from the Centre – June 2020

If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice. ~ Meister Eckhart Dear friends, I hope you are all doing well, and finding ways to stay connected and enjoy the beauty of nature during these Covid times. Those of us here in Canada, and especially in British Columbia, are […]