One of the attractive qualities of Yasodhara Heights is that it offers its residents a chance to live independently while still remaining very close to and involved in the Ashram community in a retreat-like setting. Paris Marshall Smith, a prospective occupant, and Rebecca Dale, a current resident, discuss what it means for them, especially as young women, to explore bridging their dedication to spiritual living with their worldly desires.
the power in choosing locallyOctober 22, 2010 by Paris, Category: Reflection & Articles
The garden is being laid to rest – fed with manure, planted with rye and clover and covered with straw and leaves; the soil carefully tucked in for the long months of rain, wind and snow.
our relationship to nourishmentJuly 31, 2010 by Paris, Category: Reflection & Articles
“If we plan and act early enough, and use our creativity and cooperation to unleash the genius within our local communities, then we can build a future that could be far more.” – Rob Hopkins
As mentioned in my last entry, in addition to my work with the ashram’s food flow, I am completing my final project for my master’s in community and regional planning, looking specifically at planning for post-carbon food systems. (more…)
mediating between the wild and the cultivatedJune 22, 2010 by Paris, Category: Reflection & Articles
This week at Lightwaves, we are investigating the meaning of local and global sustainability. We will post three reflections of two yoginis and a yogi who are integrating spiritual practice into their lives and work, and offering back their inner Light through selfless service.