Public Offerings

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has many public offerings. 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.

Weekly Offerings

Śrímad Bhagavad Gítá Study Group | Online

Tuesdays | 7:30 to 8:30 pm (PST)

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.

To join online, click on the Bhagavad Gítá study group link and enter the password 108108

Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra Study Group

Mondays | 7:00-8:15 pm (PST) – Starts November 29th

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.

To join online, click on the Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra Study Group link you will be admitted from the waiting room.

Sadhana for Continuing Practitioners | Online

Sundays | 7:30 – 8:40 am (PST)

This sadhana class is open to anyone who has a solid grounding in pranayama in the tradition of Baba Hari Dass, and who is well-established in the practices of the four purifications and the three bandhas.

To join online, click on the Sadhana for Continuing Practioners link.

Satsaṅg | Salt Spring Centre of Yoga | Online

Sundays | 1:30 – 2:30 pm (PST)

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.

To join online, click on the Salt Spring Centre Satsang link and enter the password 108108

Satsaṅg | Vancouver | Online

Weekly on Sundays | 7:30 – 9:00 pm (until December 12th)

Satsang on October 31st (Hallowe’en) is cancelled.

Join the Vancouver Satsang. We begin our online Satsang gathering with a Yoga Sutra reading and discussion (7:30-8:25 pm). This is followed by chanting of Kirtan and the Sanskrit healing mantra (8:25-8:50 pm). After a short meditation and closing prayers the session concludes at 9:00 pm. All are welcome!

Have questions or would you like an email reminder? Contact us at vancouversatsang@saltspringcentre.com

To join online, click on Vancouver Satsang.

Satsaṅg | Victoria

Monthly on Sundays | 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Lynn Wylie-Helga Beer Yoga Studio, 202 – 166 Bay Street, Victoria

October 24 | November 14 | December 12

Join the Victoria satsang for yogic studies in the Classical Ashtanga Yoga Tradition in Victoria, BC. The general format is: prayers, pranayama, meditation, spiritual reading, yoga sutra discussion and kirtan. As always, everyone is welcome. Donations are welcome to cover room rental fees. Street parking is available.

Hanumān Ārati

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

Gaṇeśh Ārati

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

Kīrtan

Check back in September for updates

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.

Monthly Offerings

Yajña

Monthly | either on or just before the full moon

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.

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.

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.

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