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Allowing the Plants to Speak

August 13, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel

Paris Marshall Smith, Garden Manager

Paris Marshall Smith, Garden Manager

“It’s about allowing the plants to speak louder than us, and what I’m recognizing is that of course internally that means allowing the small voices within myself to speak louder as well”. Paris Marshall Smith, Yasodhara Ashram’s Garden Manager takes some time to reflect on the devi of speech, creating space and her experience of selfless service. This Lightwaves post continues our series of area reflections leading up to this year’s Annual General Meetings (AGM). To find out more about Karma Yoga, the Young Adult Program and how you can become involved, you may visit the ashram online by Clicking Here.

Stay tuned for more upcoming area reflections!

To view yesterday’s reflection from the Summer Kitchen, Click Here.
To view more videos from Yasodhara Ashram on YouTube, Click Here.


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  1. wow this looks so awesome! You have done a lovely job of the garden Paris. I miss your presence. Much Light, <3 and good vibrations.

    Comment by Darishma — August 13, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  2. Listening to the quiet voices within. Nice reflection Paris!

    Comment by Sairah Walsh — August 14, 2009 @ 12:11 am

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