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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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


ADVENTURES IN AGING

One early morning in the not too distant future, you’ll stumble into the bathroom and catch a glance of someone in the mirror who looks somewhat like yourself, but older. Even OLD! And on second glance, you’ll realize it’s your reflection – what a surprise! Or perhaps you’ll be walking downtown, past the huge plate […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 – July 2019

Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. ~ Lao Tsu Dear friends, Happy Canada Day on July 1st and happy Independence Day on July 4th to our American friends. It’s a celebratory time – and it can be a busy time. If you’re planning to travel on those weekends, be prepared […]


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 […]


Mistaken Identity

Who do you think you are? What are your ideas about who you are? You can probably think of many ways to answer that question, based on your age, gender,  education, profession , relationship status, religion, beliefs, etc. But who are you really? What happens if someone says something to you that you hear as […]


Fish Pose/Matsyasana

Fish Pose is a beautiful, soothing backbend pose, starting from reclining position.  It can be done with a bolster, or a folded blanket, as a calming restorative pose.  It is a pose that can help to refresh and renew your Mind-Heart-Body-Spirit interconnection.  Fish Pose is one of my favourite Yoga postures because of its many […]


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 […]


Recipes From the Centre Kitchen’s Archives

Periodically we like to share some of our popular recipes from both of the centre’s books: Salt Spring Island Cooking, published in 1989 and The Salt Spring Experience, published in 2001. Today’s focus is on sweet treats. I hope you enjoy them Janis’ Sour Cream Blackberry Pie Delicious made with either fresh or frozen blackberries. […]


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 […]