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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 […]


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 […]


The world is not a burden

The world is not a burden. We make it a burden by our fears, responsibilities, duties, etc. We get pain, pleasure, sadness and happiness because in our mind there is separateness: my house, my wife, my religion, my country. When this ‘me’ and ‘mine’ drop out then there is only one reality, which is God, […]


Asana of the Month – Virabhadrasana / Warrior 1

This month I have chosen to highlight one of my favorite poses of all, one that I have included in my regular daily practice for over 15 years. It is a very warming and activating pose that is a part of the classical Surya Namaskara B or Sun Salutation B sequence. I love this pose […]


Shiva Ratri schedule – 2019

Shiva Ratri this year will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 5, through the night until early morning on the 6th. 6.30 pm Welcome Song to Gaṇeśh Ārati Śhiva Ārati Song Hanumān Chālīsā Invocation KĪRTAN & STORY 11:00 Forgiveness Prayers & Āsanas 11:40 Om Namaḥ Śhivāya Gurave 12:00am Mantra Yajña Nirvāṇaṣhaṭkam 1:30 KĪRTAN & STORY 4:00 […]


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 […]