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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. The Aspirant: Clarification

    February 5, 2010 by Cy Scofield, Category: Audio & Video

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    Swami Radha

    In this next part of Swami Radha’s talks on The Spiritual Aspirant, she emphasizes the importance of clarifying one’s goals. Do your goals reflect bringing quality and awareness into your life? She encourages us to investigate our attachments thoroughly. Climbing the mountain of higher awareness may require you to shed some unnecessary baggage- “You can look at the various things [in your life] and say, I can give this away, I don’t need this, I can simplify my life.”

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  3. Restoring Kuan Yin

    November 10, 2009 by Swami Jyotihananda, Category: News & Events

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    swr-w-quanyinspokane95Kuan Yin the Bodisattva of Compassion in the form of a goddess stands in the heart of the atrium of Mandala House at Yasodhara Ashram.  Many an aspirant has been touched by her presence, regal, ready to serve those who come close. In China, Kuan Yin is usually shown in a white flowing robe, in Her right hand is a water jar containing pure water and the left holds a willow branch. Her crown usually depicts the image of Amitabha Buddha, Kuan Yin’s spiritual teacher before she became a Bodhisattva. Swami Jyotihananda shares her reflections on the restoration of Kuan Yin from her oxidized form to her former golden glory, reflecting on her own polishing.

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  4. Challenge for Compassion

    by Sandra Hindson, Category: News & Events

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    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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  5. Kundalini Dances: Interview with Swami Yasodananda

    November 3, 2009 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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