The Divine Feminine in Action

March 7, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel
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Divine Mother RoomThe latest video update on the process of restoring the Divine Mother Room at Yasodhara Ashram! With footage of the current state of the interior and exterior, as well as inspiring commentary by those involved with the project.



Swami Radha’s vision of having a “little temple in the woods” dedicated to the worship of Divine Mother is beginning to manifest!  Ashram Residents and Karma Yogis have been working on the project with dedication, patience, and receptivity since the interior deconstruction began in the fall of 2007 (see the Lightwaves post ‘Little Temple in the Woods‘)

Last fall the Ashram brought on board a professional timber framer conservator, Joern Wingender of the Traditional Timber Framing Company in Harrop, BC, with his restoration crew consisting of Brent Firkser and Dave Sharun.  In this video, Satya, an Ashram resident and one of the key people involved with the project, talks to Joern about where the project is now and what’s going to happen next!

We gratefully welcome donations to help with continued work on the Divine Mother Room project.  You can donate online or by contacting the Ashram at 1-800-661-8711.


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  1. Om Shree Radha
    Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!
    I am so glad to see the process and the progress.
    Hope to see it in person soon.
    love,
    palma

    Comment by palma — March 8, 2009 @ 6:40 am

  2. Wow! The Divine Mother room is going to be wonderful! Another beautiful space to feel the peace and light at the ashram! Keep up the good work!

    Namaste,

    Jodie

    Comment by Jodie — March 8, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

  3. inspiring…doubly so, given today is International Women’s day and that I just finished reading about the feminist movement in Buddhism relating to Tara…her embodiment of many qualities of the feminine. Tonight at Radha Victoria satsang we will be chanting to Her -compassion and enlightenment to all beings. And for the Divine Feminine in Action.
    OmTara

    Comment by Patricia — March 8, 2009 @ 6:16 pm

  4. Satya!!! You look radiant! So great to see this project in its transformation. It reminded me of the picture of you and Palma with hardhats and hammers….Divine Mother’s handbuilders!
    It feels so warm…it will be so beautiful to visit!
    many blessings to you all
    “waiting, listening and responding” – thanks Satya, I needed that reminder ;-)
    om om
    Michael

    Comment by Michael McCarthy — March 8, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  5. Thank you for the wonderful update, this digital prasad. The care and commitment going into the prayer space inspires. I look forward to seeing it soon! Namaste, Kevin M

    Comment by Kevin M — March 8, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

  6. It is good to see the progress. The log work looks great and I like the interior finish. Good idea. I look forward to seeing the windows and deck.
    Om, Om

    Comment by jayne — March 9, 2009 @ 1:36 am

  7. Inspiring!

    Comment by Swami Yasodananda — March 9, 2009 @ 9:39 am

  8. The sweet essence of patience. So wonderful to be connected from afar and learn of the beautiful transformation.
    Namaste to all!

    Comment by margo — March 10, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

  9. Thanks so much for the update. It’s very uplifting.

    Light,

    Comment by Lorraine — March 12, 2009 @ 12:08 am

  10. Thank you for sharing the progress and process with me. The landscape is so beautiful.
    Water the essence of life.

    Comment by sue — March 24, 2009 @ 4:07 pm

  11. So wonderful and heart-connecting to watch the space ‘opening up.’ Thank you Satya for the excellent commentary and everyone involved for the care given to the process.

    Comment by Terri — March 24, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

  12. Thank you for this update! It is already beautiful and I liked hearing about the rest of the plans. The wood interior is rich and warm already. And also heartwarming is to know that it’s being done with the utmost concern for the environment.

    Comment by Deborah Rose — April 11, 2009 @ 10:29 pm

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