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  1. Celebrating 55-years of Swami Radha’s Commitment

    February 2, 2011 by Swami Radhananda, Category: Audio & Video

    Fifty-five years ago, Swami Radha was initiated into Sanyas by Swami Sivananda. Today the Ashram and Radha Centres across the world paused to reflect on and celebrate Swami Radha’s commitment.

    To mark this day, we’ve pulled archival footage of Swami Radhananda speaking about Sanyas and Commitment.


  2. HIV and the Light

    embracing the teacher

    January 26, 2011 by gordon matchett, Category: Reflection & Articles

    Gordon Matchett (Divine Gordie) advocates for shedding light on HIV and AIDS with a personal account of his diagnosis, the healing power of Divine Light, a supportive community, and the privilege of sweet medicine.  This is part 2 of his ongoing reflections and Satsang talks.


  3. Swami Radhananda stepping onto the path

    January 22, 2011 by Lightwaves, Category: Audio & Video

    “I can feel part of me wanting to step onto this path, and part of me definitely wanting to stay right in the security of the known pain and darkness. It seems scary and distant, this message of change and effort, but I decide I will one Divine Light invocation a day. What can I lose?”

    Watch footage of Swami Radhananda’s January 12th public reading from Carried by a Promise.


  4. Carried by a Promise has arrived!

    January 12, 2011 by Lightwaves, Category: News & Events

    After much anticipation and excitement, Swami Radhananda’s memoir and first book arrived at the ashram on Tuesday December 23rd around noon.  A circle of supporters gathered to watch her open the first box.

  5. Eileen Reviews: Carried by a Promise

    December 21, 2010 by Eileen, Category: Reflection & Articles

    We are all leaders of our own lives, and the lessons Swami Radhananda has shared inspire me – to trust my intuition to guide myself with strength where I need to go.

    Carried by a Promise, Swami Radhananda’s new spiritual memoir, begins with her first exposure to the Divine Light Invocation in spring, 1977. As she stands in a circle in the dark, dingy church basement in Lethbridge, Alberta, she sees streaming droplets of light… shining bits like heaven’s rain. This first scene in her ambitious and far-reaching account of spiritual life demonstrates Radhananda’s natural receptivity and visual imagination, both of which guide and instruct her throughout her transformation from Mary Ann McDougall, mother and educator, to Radhananda, president of the Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, B.C. (more…)

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