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  1. The Practice of Space

    a commitment to teaching

    August 10, 2010 by James, Category: Reflection & Articles

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    “The image I had of what teaching might look like and the idea I had of what commitment meant were getting in the way… Working with a daily mantra practice I found the space to challenge the habitual mind of ‘I can’t.'”

    James Ward reflects on beginning as a Radha Yoga teacher in England.

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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. Kundalini Dances: Interview with Swami Yasodananda

    by Lightwaves, Category: Reflection & Articles

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    Yasodananda-2-This summer, Yasodhara Ashram added a new workshop to it’s summer offerings.  Developed by Swami Yasodananda, a long time devotee of Swami Radha’s and a student of classical East Indian dance, participants explored and reflected on the sacred dance of the Kundalini Mantras.  I met with Yasodananda on the deck of Mandala House at the Ashram one beautiful August morning to learn more about her process of developing this sacred dance and the workshop itself. (Note the slide show at the end of this article)

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  4. 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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  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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