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  1. Carved from the Lands of Change

    sarada's passage to navdanya conclusion

    October 30, 2010 by saradagrace, Category: Reflection & Articles

    The storms wake me at night, winds calling forth two months of rain and threatening to rip the tin from the rooftops before the water comes, a wall of wet, plastering the tin back in place and beating it down with tiny fists. Lightning illuminates the corners of the bed, and in this place, I sometimes wonder if the sky is made of fire.


  2. Teaching from the Heart

    yoga, arts & english in the slums of pune, india

    September 19, 2010 by Amanda Lynne, Category: Reflection & Articles

    Meandering my way through narrow winding pathways between colorful concrete one-room houses, I step over a sleeping pig, escaping the heat by burrowing her head under a pile of discarded pieces of wood.

    I’m in Laksmi Nagar slum in Pune, India.  Women are washing their clothes and dishes, squatting on the ground in the doorway of their homes.


  3. Knee Deep in Soil

    sarada's passage to navdanya V

    August 24, 2010 by saradagrace, Category: Reflection & Articles

    All living things are based on soil. In ancient times, humans believed it was the mother of all life, the placenta of the planet. In this her fifth article, Sarada Eastham delves into the soil’s subsistence and elder wisdom.

    “To forget how to dig the earth and tend soil is to forget ourselves.”
    Mahatma Gandhi


  4. Meeting Dr. Vandana Shiva

    sarada's passage to navdanya part IV

    July 27, 2010 by saradagrace, Category: Reflection & Articles

    This summer, Lightwaves is posting a monthly theme week on sustainability, featuring the reflections of inspired yogis who are integrating spiritual practice and critical thought into their work at a global and or local sphere.

    We begin this second thematic week with Sarada Eastham, a Canadian intern in India, devoted to international development and drawing awareness to social, environmental, and agricultural injustice. (more…)

  5. Being Swami Sivananda

    part one

    July 6, 2010 by Swami Sivananda, Category: Reflection & Articles

    Swami Sivananda was recently published by Alternatives Journal, for his story of transition from being one of Canada’s foremost environmental engineering consultants, to seemingly sudden retirement from his profession, moving to Yasodhara Ashram, and dedicating his life to selfless service as a sanyasin.


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