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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 […]

New Year’s Greeting

Happy New Year to you. May this year bring you health and well-being, inner strength and wisdom, and peace always. From Vinaya Chalisa, a book of forty prayers by Baba Hari Dass… O Gracious God, you are the embodiment of supreme wisdom. By your grace, may I be able to be friendly to all, may […]

News from the Centre – December 2018

Hello everyone, Welcome to December and the official beginning of winter. In the past couple of months, we’ve shared information about Babaji’s passing and the rituals that followed, as well as a beautiful piece by Yogeshwar about the guru.  The last ritual was the immersion of Babaji’s ashes in the Ganges River in India. Many […]

News from the Centre – November 2018

When the outer guru’s teachings and the inner guru’s silent whisper appear the same, then the seeker’s faith gets fixed without any doubts. ~ Baba Hari Dass   Hello everyone, This has been a tender time for our community. Many people gathered to honour Babaji during the period of rituals following his passing on September […]


News from the Centre – October 2018

Baba Hari Dass (1923-2018) Please visit our website home page for more information. 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 with you. Hello everyone, Harvest time, thanksgiving time! Gratitude […]

News from the Centre – September 2018

In the stillness of the quiet, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fears, hope to despair. ~ Dr. Howard Thurman Hello everyone, Welcome to fall!. Summer was very hot and dry on Salt Spring, and in much of BC (and many other places). Because of the many […]

News from the Centre – August 2018

If you work on yoga, yoga will work on you. ~ Baba Hari Dass Hello everyone, We’re halfway through summer, in the midst of our busiest season. Life at the Centre is filled with the daily tasks of supporting programs and enjoying community life – work and play. Magical Dandaka One afternoon Raghunath Polden led […]

News from the Centre – July 2018

“If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice” ~ Meister Eikhart Hello everyone, Summer at the centre is a busy time, with a growing residential community and programs in full swing. What have community members been doing? Here’s a brief update. Goings & comings Recently we bade farewell […]