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  1. Yasodhara Ashram Newsletter: November ’09

    November 10, 2009 by Lightwaves, Category: News & Events

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    November NewsletterThis month’s newsletter from Yasodhara Ashram contains updates from the Ashram and the global Radha Yoga community, as well as upcoming courses, news, events and more. If you didn’t see it in your mail box this month, and want to stay connected, we invite you to subscribe now! If you are already subscribed, you can skip over this post and stay tuned for next month’s newsletter.

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  2. 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.

  3. YDC: A Family Sabbatical

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

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    Peaceful-landscapeAlanda Greene writes about the sweet offerings of taking time off from our busy lives and spending time going within.  This time can be for anyone, especially for those with families. The community of Crawford Bay has recently constructed a new Leeds Gold Standard public school which offers children an inspiring space to learn in.  Think about it, stepping out of the fast pace of daily life, slowing down to listen to the wisdom that awaits within and knowing that your family can be there with you.

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  4. Construction Update on Yasodhara Heights

    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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  5. Radha's Warrior

    by Michael McCarthy, Category: Reflection & Articles

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    MichaelMichael McCarthy is a Radha Yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga to youth at risk in Ottawa over the last two years.  Here he shares his enthusiasm, from the perspective of a young man, and his warrior-like stand for Radha’s teachings.

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