Public Offerings

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has many public offerings, which you are welcome to attend. All of these public offerings are free of charge. However, donations are always welcomed and appreciated, as the Centre is a non-for-profit organization.

* Dates and time are subject to change. Please check our calendar before you make your plans to attend.

Kīrtan

A gathering for devotional singing done in a call-and-response manner. All who attend are welcome to lead a kīrtan or song, or just to lend their voices to the group.

~Wednesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm in the Satsang Room or Pond Dome, weather permitting.

Satsaṅg

A gathering that includes kīrtan, meditation, and readings from the writings of Baba Hari Dass and other spiritual teachers. On the first Sunday of every month, ārati is also offered.

~Sundays from 3:30-5:00 pm in the Satsang Room or Pond Dome, weather permitting.

Yajña

A  traditional ritual that includes prayer, chanting, ritual offerings, prāṇāyāma, and meditation. At its heart are 108 offerings made with 108 repetitions of a mantra chanted in unison. In so doing, participants symbolically relinquish all that binds us to egotism, selfishness, and suffering, and likewise reaffirm their connection to a larger sense of wholeness.

~Monthly either on or just before the full moon from 7:30 to 9:30 pm in the Satsang Room. Please check the calendar for specific dates.

Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra study group

An opportunity to practice Svādhyāya, or self-study, through an examination of the Yoga- Sūtra. Participants read and discuss the sūtras and the written commentary of Baba Hari Dass.

~Sundays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the library of the main house.

Śrímad Bhagavad Gítá study group (on hiatus starting Nov 20)

Through direct contact with the translated scripture and commentary by Baba Hari Dass, simple opportunities to practice sanskrit and discuss insights,  beginning or seasoned students are supported in yoga with the core messages and inspiration of this ancient yogic text.

~Tuesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in the library in the main house.

Hanumān Ārati (currently on hiatus for winter)

A ritual of worship in which the light of a lamp is offered to Hanumān, along with mantras, prayers, and songs.

~Tuesdays from 6:15 to 6:45 am at the Hanumān Temple.

Gaṇeśh Ārati (currently on hiatus for winter)

A ritual of worship in which the light of a lamp is offered to Gaṇeśh, along with mantras, prayers, and songs.

~Wednesdays from 6:15 to 6:45 am at the Gaṇeśh Temple.

Hanumān Pūjā and Chālīsa Pāth 

A monthly practice performed on the Tuesday before the full moon. It includes a pūjā, or ritual worship, of Hanumān, followed by 11 recitations of the Hanumān Chālīsa, a traditional devotional song in praise of Hanumān, and concludes with ārati.

~Monthly on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 am at the Hanumān Temple. Please check the calendar for specific dates.

Gaṇeśh Pūjā

A monthly ritual worship performed on the fourth day after the new moon, or Śhukla Chaturthī, a day that’s traditionally sacred to Gaṇeśh. It includes offerings and prayers to help focus the mind and open the heart.

~Monthly from 7:00 to 7:45 am at the Gaṇeśh Temple. Please check the calendar for specific dates.

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