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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 […]


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 […]



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 […]


Questions & Answers with Babaji

Q: Is there a way to see God in our emotions when the emotions are what is clouding our vision of God? B: God is not seen because God is not an object; it means experience. When one is restless, one can’t experience God or Pure Consciousness, unless the emotions are caused by devotion to […]


Śhiva-Rātri: The Night of Śhiva

The warm days of summer are long past, like a distant, half-remembered dream. The crisp and golden days of autumn are also gone, and even the brightness and cheer of December and the holidays seem ages ago. Winter is here in all its fullness, and it stretches on and on through long, dark nights and […]


Glimpses of Going Deeper

🎶When God is lovedand constantly rememberedThat is meditation 🎶 These words from Babaji repeat often in my mind as a result of the angelic musical prayer that Anand Brian Darsie poured out from his heart as we lay in shavasana pose in the soft candle light. This was one of the uncountable precious moments that […]