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

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

New day and time coming in September

PLEASE NOTE: Sutra study is on summer break until September 2021. Please check back for a new day and time!

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.

Sadhana for Continuing Practitioners | Online

Sundays | 7:30 – 8:40 am 

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

Sundays

PLEASE NOTE: Vancouver satsang is on summer break until September 2021.

Join the Vancouver satsang for readings and discussion, kirtan, prayers and meditation.

Satsaṅg | Victoria

Monthly on Sundays | 3:30 – 5:00 pm

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

September 26 | 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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