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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 […]


Mathew Bentley’s story

Here I am, programs coordinator at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga during COVID-19. What a bizarre time to be at the Centre; well, what a bizarre time to be anywhere right now. My wife, Kris Cox, and I came back to the centre at the very beginning of February this year, not knowing what […]


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 […]


Time Out with Kris Cox

Often, interviews begin by setting the scene: perhaps the interviewer has arrived early, and describes her surroundings – a cozy cafe, a park bench, a hotel lobby – before the arrival of the subject. This also invites you in as the reader, giving you time to find your own bearings and settle in for the […]


Staying Home, Staying Safe

How are you faring during this time of coronavirus? Chetna Thank you, for reaching out and encouraging a different type questioning and connectivity. On the surface, these questions seem simple and straight forward, but as I started to really look at what each of them means, what they brought up in me seems more complex. […]


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 […]


Larry’s Yoga Story

From as far back as can remember, I have been seeking a closer relationship with the divine source of creation, a god of my own understanding. Times of emotional and physical crisis appear to have been the catalysts on this journey of self-realization. These crises were mainly due to my ego seeking comfort outwardly in […]


Following the Breadcrumbs

by A.D. Trimble My parents first introduced me to yoga. They were both raised in conservative, United Church middle class Toronto but in an act of sheer defiance at the time, my father one day announced that the family was moving from Moore Park to … Agincourt. Wherever that was. Somewhere not in Toronto. And in short […]


Meeting Community Where You Are

by Clare Cullen Meeting Community Where You Are I came to the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga almost by accident – and yet nothing really happens by accident, does it? I was seeking community, a fresh start and a purpose – and while I would not have articulated it at the time, a spiritual path. […]


More Kirtan!

My story begins here, in the present. I am a new member of the Dharma Sara Satsang Society and honoured that Sharada has offered me this opportunity to share my story. I’m excited to publicly declare my commitment to you and this community in our shared love for Babaji. I’m in that place in my […]


Life as Art and Art as Life 

Prologue – Becoming Aware of the  Play, the Pavement, and the Playground This story begins in the early seventies in Port Credit, Ontario. A little brown boy, maybe seven or eight,  sitting alone in the grass at the edge of a field in his schoolyard. He observes his fellow students play on the pavement beside […]


The more we accept living with nature

“The more we accept living with nature, the more peace we attain.” My favorite Babaji saying and how it all began:  One of my first memories was lying in my crib watching the tops of the trees blowing in the wind.  When you just ‘see’ and your mind doesn’t have the conditioning to label what […]


Running Away; Running Towards

I haven’t always been a seeker. In fact, “runner” would have been a more accurate description. I started running as early as I can remember.  When I was young, there wasn’t really any place I could run to, so I ran within.  As a kid, I was a daydreamer. A hibernator. A compulsive reader. A […]


Gratitude

Over 23 years ago I discovered the centre. During those years of being a visiting student on the land Babaji was the pivotal focus of all activities and learning. Many of us would follow him around while he instructed and/or built the beautiful rock walls and temples. Babies, children and adults would gather around him […]


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 […]


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