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  1. Charter for Compassion

    November 17, 2010 by Lightwaves, Category: News & Events

    Compassion in Action

    Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there.

    Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment.

    -Excerpted from the Charter for Compassion (more…)

  2. Happy New Year from Lightwaves!

    January 5, 2010 by Lightwaves, Category: News & Events

    Happy New Year from Lightwaves!Happy New Year Everyone! The Lightwaves team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our faithful viewers and over 500 subscribers for your support in 2009. We have endeavored throughout the year to continue expanding our on-line presence, and are now reaching approximately 1200 viewers monthly, with an exciting grand total of  70,000 views in this past year.


  3. Tough as Steel, Soft as Butter

    December 12, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Audio & Video

    Swami Sivananda“You have to be tough as steel and as soft as butter” were words that Swami Radha used to describe compassionate action. In this Satsang talk, Swami Sivananda shares some of his personal experience of the tougher side of compassion. Yasodhara Ashram recently celebrated a week focused on compassion in support of the release of the Charter for Compassion. Throughout the week, Satsang talks focused on this theme.


  4. Radha Centres on Compassion

    December 8, 2009 by Sandra Hindson, Category: Reflection & Articles

    part of the groupTwo weeks ago the Yasodhara Ashram community, Radha Centres and individuals around the world honored the historic release of a Charter for Compassion, initiated by Karen Armstrong.  Radha Centres wrote us to share their events and inspired reflections.  Read how the Comox Centre integrated compassion as a focus in meetings with their community.  Radha Centre Calgary teamed up with another yoga studio hosting a Satsang to celebrate the launch and Faith Hayflich shares her bookclub event-sharing the nourishment of compassion with each other .  Ottawa, Spokane and Nanaimo also share their heartfelt event offering.


  5. Relating With the Divine

    December 4, 2009 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Audio & Video

    Deborah PohorskiDuring the week which saw the launch of the Charter for Compassion, Satsang talks focused on personal experiences of compassion. In this video, Yasodhara Ashram resident, Deborah Pohorski speaks about relationships and cultivating our relationship with the Divine. She emphasizes “valuing everything we receive as a direct connection with that Divine part of ourselves” and that “being a good friend to whatever the Divine is to us means making the effort to relate.”


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