1. Practicing the Light

    satsang with swami radhananda

    June 29, 2010 by Andrew Baerthel, Category: Audio & Video

    “The most beneficial thing we can bring into ourselves is the Light, and it will heal us at all levels.” In this satsang video, Swami Radhananda leads us through a guided meditation on relaxation and the Light. She stresses the power of choice that we have to use spiritual practices like this to create space in our daily lives and in challenging situations.
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  2. Trusting the Light

    January 25, 2010 by Lightwaves, Category: Audio & Video

    “We’re all in the same nest. We all have to fly at some point to the Light, which is available always, if you make yourself available to it.”
    Swami Radhananda

    In this video, Swami Radhananda talks about how the uncertainty we encounter about moving into new situations is like being on the edge of a nest, ready to take flight.  She invites us to explore these moments when we hesitate in taking flight. “If you have that purpose that the Light is always there, there doesn’t have to be so much anxiety…then you can fly out of the nest!”

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  3. Challenge for Compassion

    November 10, 2009 by Sandra Hindson, Category: News & Events

    Charter for Compassion“Compassion needs an open door of acceptance.” – Swami Radha. On October 15th, Karen Armstrong spoke to a large gathering in Ottawa about her new book The Case for God. Several Radha Yoga Centre people including Erna Herwig and Joan Gamble were among the sold out crowd. Her words were refreshing reminders of the importance of commitment and engagement in our lives. Karen eloquently shared her practical views about spirituality and religion. Here you will read the musings of both teachers on Karen’s words and a real life practice of compassion.

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

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

  5. YDC: A Family Sabbatical

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

    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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