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

Hanumān Ārati

A ritual of worship in which the light of a lamp is offered to Hanumān, along with mantras, prayers, and songs. Physical distancing is required and wearing a face mask is recommended. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

  • Tuesdays from 6:15 to 6:45 am

Śrímad Bhagavad Gítá study group (online)

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.

Gaṇeśh Ārati

A ritual of worship in which the light of a lamp is offered to Gaṇeśh, along with mantras, prayers, and songs. Physical distancing is required and wearing a face mask is recommended. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

  • Wednesdays from 6:15 to 6:45 am

Patañjali’s Yoga-Sūtra study group (online)

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.

Salt Spring Satsaṅg (online)

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 for the Online Vancouver Satsang)

(Click here for details for the Victoria Satsang)

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

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.

Physical distancing is required and wearing a face mask is recommended. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home. Please bring your own chair and warm layers or blankets.

  • Monthly either on or just before the full moon from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.

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.

Physical distancing is required and wearing a face mask is recommended. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

  • Monthly from 7:00 to 7:45 am. Please check the calendar for specific dates.

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.

Physical distancing is required and wearing a face mask is recommended. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

  • Monthly on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 8:00 am. Please check the calendar for specific dates.

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