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  1. Love

    from the archives of swami radha

    May 4, 2010 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Audio & Video

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    Swami Radha“Your relationship with God in the male or female aspect has to be like a personal love affair.” In this post, Swami Radha speaks about love and our relationship with the Divine in a satsang talk from the archives. With Mother’s Day approaching, Swami Jyotihananda shares a reflection on the many manifestations of Divine Mother. (more…)


  2. Thea O’Brien: A Story of Compassion

    November 26, 2009 by Sandra Hindson, Category: Reflection & Articles

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    CAG_6575During the week of the release of the Charter for Compassion I spoke with several residents and Karma Yogis  about their experience of compassion.  Thea O’Brien, a senior resident who has lived at the Ashram since 2000, came to me one morning in Shakti, home to Lightwaves, to say she had a story. I was immediately intrigued.  Listening to her story was bearing witness to Divine Mother’s protection which is present in potentially life-threatening moments. Here is her story…

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  3. Week of Compassion

    November 19, 2009 by Sandra Hindson, Category: Audio & Video

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    Temple-3On Sunday, November 8th Yasodhara Ashram initiated a week of focused celebration to mark the launch of the Charter for Compassion.  In the company of other Radha Centres in the United States, Canada and individuals both here and all over the world, there was a joining of hands bringing compassion into the forefront of our minds.

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  4. 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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  5. Free Ticket to Compassion: Meeting With the Dalai Lama

    November 3, 2009 by Faith, Category: News & Events

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    Recently I experienced the presence of the Dalai Lama – in Calgary’s huge Saddledome, alone in what they refer to as “the nose bleed section” high up in the rafters, 18,000 or so people seated below me, between His Holiness and myself.
    He is indeed a “simple monk” to use his words. He is simple and profound. In this huge, diverse crowd of people I’m sure I could have heard a pin drop as he spoke about compassion.
    Three aspects of his presence especially touched me personally and I list them below, not in his precise words but from my personal understanding:
    1. The Dalai Lama said that even the most hardened criminal has at least a spark of compassion within – we all do. Why? he asked. “Because we all had a mother” he said, in the breathless silence.
    2. “Compassion is not always sweet, it can be harsh. Ask a good parent” said the Dalai Lama.
    3. The Dalai Lama focused on the youth and after his talk gave them an opportunity to ask him questions – suggesting they ask “intelligent questions”.  Which they did.  When the Master of Ceremonies tried to speed things to a conclusion, as is the Calgary way, the Dalai Lama held up his hand and said: “We will have time for more questions from the young people”.
    Throughout my time in his presence, way up high in the rafters, my mind would flow back and forth to Swami Radha; Swami Radhananda; Yasodhara Ashram and then the Dalai Lama’s words.
    I knew as I have before, how simple and true our connection is, in the One Light.
    I know how blessed and privileged I am to be who i am, in Swami Radha’s teachings, in the work I embrace – connected with compassion in love and ligh
    Thank you Divine Mother, I found Swami Radha.
    In the Light, with gratitude, Faith Stu
    LotusFaith Stuart from the Calgary Radha Yoga Centre recently saw His Holiness, the Dalai Lama who spoke on compassion. Faith received a free ticket to attend by a friend and fellow teacher. Here she shares her experience as a mother and senior teacher of Radha Yoga.

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