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

Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra study group

(Hosted online until further notice)

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.

Satsaṅg (Salt Spring)

(Hosted online until further notice)

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 
    To log in to the online, you will need to click on the Virtual Satsang (SSCY) link and enter the password shown below:

(Click here for details of the Online Vancouver Satsang)

Śrímad Bhagavad Gítá study group

(Hosted online until further notice)

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.

Kīrtan

(Cancelled until further notice)

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
(Closed to the public until further notice)

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 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

Gaṇeśh Pūjā

(Closed to the public until further notice)

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. Please check the calendar for specific dates.

Hanumān Pūjā and Chālīsa Pāth 

(Closed to the public until further notice)

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. Please check the calendar for specific dates.

Daily Offerings

Hanumān Ārati
(Closed to the public until further notice)

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

Gaṇeśh Ārati
(Closed to the public until further notice)

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

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