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  1. Family Retreat

    February 26, 2011 by Sandra Hindson, Category: Reflection & Articles

    When I first came to the Ashram I wanted my family, my community and my world to become more like the Ashram – more accepting, open and whole. Swami Radhananda, Carried by a Promise

    Families have always been welcome to the Ashram, many with school age children who have taken advantage of the opportunities offered by the local school.  Skye Richards and her 2 children came from Vancouver to live at the Ashram for six weeks this winter.  During this time her 2 children attended the local Crawford Bay School.

    Sandra Hindson spoke with Skye and her 2 boys, Kyle (10 years old) and Brendan (5 years old) from their retreat cabin one sunny Sunday afternoon a few days before their departure.



  2. Yogic Life and Creativity

    February 12, 2011 by Gef Tremblay, Category: Reflection & Articles

    Creativity has taken center stage in my life during the last 2 years. What brought about that change is in part a conscious decision, sprouting from my own commitment to stay at Yasodhara Ashram for 2 years, and in part the natural evolution in my yoga practice. The whole transformation has been a natural healing process that took me from a misconception about the artistic life to the reality of a passionate creative life, which in turn brought even more healing! For me yoga is art and art is yoga


  3. HIV and the Light

    embracing the teacher

    January 26, 2011 by gordon matchett, Category: Reflection & Articles

    Gordon Matchett (Divine Gordie) advocates for shedding light on HIV and AIDS with a personal account of his diagnosis, the healing power of Divine Light, a supportive community, and the privilege of sweet medicine.  This is part 2 of his ongoing reflections and Satsang talks.


  4. The Heart of the Matter

    December 31, 2010 by Sandra Hindson, Category: Reflection & Articles

    “What is your heart’s desire?” Swami Radhananda asks me in her light lilting voice that penetrates the veils of my emotions. It was the spring of 2007 and I had been experiencing depression. Out of nowhere, out of the ethos, out of the centre of my being comes “travel!” I hear myself say this wondering, “Where did that come from?” It was a very simple yet profound question, which set me on a journey that would span the next 2 years – it takes time for a seed to germinate fully into its bloom. (more…)

  5. Bridging Heights

    December 28, 2010 by Ashley, Category: Reflection & Articles

    One of the attractive qualities of Yasodhara Heights is that it offers its residents a chance to live independently while still remaining very close to and involved in the Ashram community in a retreat-like setting. Paris Marshall Smith, a prospective occupant, and Rebecca Dale, a current resident, discuss what it means for them, especially as young women, to explore bridging their dedication to spiritual living with their worldly desires.


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