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News from the Centre – April 2020

All your prayers will be heard, your meditation will bring peace, your selfless service will remove your discontent, and your devotion to God will fill your heart with divine love. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, I hope you are all well. In this strange and unsettling time, the impacts of COVID-19 are being felt all […]


News from the Centre – March 2020

The aim of life is to attain peace and happiness. It is hidden in every living being. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, This month marks the official beginning of spring. The light is returning and the days are getting longer. The trees are budding, and snowdrops and daffodils are in bloom. Spring has brought […]


News from the Centre – February 2020

Oh my God, you are the embodiment of love, compassion, and truth. Bless me with spiritual energy, strength, power, and courage to enable me to walk steadily on my spiritual path, going through hills and dales, rivers and deserts. In the scorching heat of summer and freezing cold of winter, may I remain walking steadily […]


News from the Centre – January 2020

“And love says, ‘I will take care of you,’ to everything that is near.”  ~ Hafiz Dear friends, May this new year, this new decade, bring peace to your heart. Whatever is going on in your life, my wish for you is that you will remember the goodness in your own heart. As Ram Dass, […]


News from the Centre – December 2019

For love and compassion, how much time do you need? ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, This month marks the official beginning of winter – the month of Christmas, Chanukah, and other winter celebrations. It’s also the time, at least in this part of the world, of shorter days and longer nights – a perfect […]


News from the Centre – November 2019

Even after all this time, the sun never says to the earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that. It lights the whole sky. Dear friends,  We are in full autumn mode; the days are a mix of sun, wind, rain, fog and mist. The days are getting shorter and the […]


News from the Centre – October 2019

As a bee gathering nectar does not disturb the colour and fragrance of the flower, so too do the wise move through the world. ~ Buddha Dear Friends, As we move through the fall, into the season of Thanksgiving, it is a good practice to focus on all that we have to be thankful for. […]


News from the Centre – September 2019

When real love is understood, the heart will open like a lotus when the sun rises. Let love develop inside your heart. The purer the heart becomes, the more love will come out, and one day you and love will become one. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, What a summer it’s been! I hope […]


News from the Centre – August 2019

Everyone is God speaking. Why not be polite and listen to him? ~ Hafiz Dear friends, ACYR is happening now! Today is the first day of our 45th consecutive Annual Community Yoga Retreat! The theme of this year’s retreat is Celebrating the Teacher, Finding the Teacher within. We look forward to seeing many of you here […]


News from the Centre – June 2019

Accept yourself, accept others and accept the world. You will see everything is full of love and love is God. ~ Baba Hari Dass Dear friends, Salt Spring Island is beautiful and green, the garden is growing, and the centre community is in its expansive mode. This month we welcome a new group of karma […]


News from the Centre – May 2019

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ~ A. A. Milne Dear friends, We’re happy to welcome you to life at the centre in the lovely month of May. The sun is shining and the sky is blue – although by the […]



News from the Centre

April 2019 “I thank you God for this amazing day; for the leaping greenly spirits of trees and a beautiful blue true dream of sky; and for everything which is natural which is infinite which is yes.”  ~ e e cummings Dear friends, The snow has melted, the flowers are blossoming again, and the frogs have […]


News from the Centre – March 2019

Dear friends, This month marks the official beginning of spring. Looking outside my window, it’s hard to believe, but soon the melting snow will reveal green grass and flowers. If you live anywhere else in Canada – and a lot of places in the US – snow in February is the norm, but this is […]


News from the Centre – February 2019

Hello everyone, Although we’re accustomed to winter storms, this year’s winter weather has been more extreme than usual (which seems to be an ongoing refrain). Here’s the story of the adventure: A huge, record-breaking windstorm on December 20 left hundreds of  households on Salt Spring and parts of Vancouver Island without power for days (in […]


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