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  1. Reaching for New Heights

    expanding living options at yasodhara ashram society

    December 16, 2010 by Ashley, Category: News & Events

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    Yasodhara Heights was developed with the Ashram Society members in mind. It offers the opportunity to live away from the core of Ashram daily activity in a retreat-like environment, but also to be close to and engaged in the community and to live in homes that support our commitment to environmental responsibility. (more…)


  2. Restoring Kuan Yin

    November 10, 2009 by Swami Jyotihananda, Category: News & Events

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    swr-w-quanyinspokane95Kuan Yin the Bodisattva of Compassion in the form of a goddess stands in the heart of the atrium of Mandala House at Yasodhara Ashram.  Many an aspirant has been touched by her presence, regal, ready to serve those who come close. In China, Kuan Yin is usually shown in a white flowing robe, in Her right hand is a water jar containing pure water and the left holds a willow branch. Her crown usually depicts the image of Amitabha Buddha, Kuan Yin’s spiritual teacher before she became a Bodhisattva. Swami Jyotihananda shares her reflections on the restoration of Kuan Yin from her oxidized form to her former golden glory, reflecting on her own polishing.

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  3. Construction Update on Yasodhara Heights

    October 27, 2009 by Lightwaves, Category: News & Events

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    YAS-construction-1Yasodhara Heights is the latest building project underway at the Ashram. Swami Sivananda gives us an update on the construction of the first cabin.

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  4. Inner Climate Change

    September 18, 2009 by Satya, Category: Reflection & Articles

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    Tara-&-SatyaSatya, a resident of Yasodhara Ashram reflects on the practice of sustainability as a way of putting her spiritual values into action. She shares the work that the Ashram is doing to reduce our carbon footprint and ways we can connect with the sacred in the environment and our minds. (more…)


  5. Coming Together for Compassion

    August 10, 2009 by Cierra Dahlquist, Category: News & Events

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    Karen Armstrong speaks on compassion

    Karen Armstrong speaks on compassion

    Religious scholar Karen Armstrong is on a global mission for compassion. The essence of religion, she says, is not about belief, but about compassionate behavior. The Golden Rule’s simple directive “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” is shared by all faiths, and Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion aims to bring it back to the forefront of global consciousness. Yasodhara Ashram has recently joined this international, multi-faith network of partners to help make Armstrong’s vision a reality. Read this post and share your ideas on how we can support a comeback for compassion. (more…)


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