Dec
30
Sat
New Year at the Ashram
Dec 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 @ 5:30 pm
New Year at the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Step out from holiday pressures in the silence and beauty of Yasodhara Ashram. Open body and mind in classes, and enjoy peaceful time to yourself for reflection. Join us in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and in joyfully welcoming in 2018. We will see midnight in the new Temple of Light!

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Mar
30
Fri
Easter Weekend
Mar 30 @ 6:45 pm – Apr 2 @ 5:30 pm
Easter Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

Mar 30 – Apr 2

Celebrate the coming of spring with a weekend of Karma Yoga, workshops and time to reflect on your own. Join us for the Garden Blessing—the opening of the garden for the coming season. As always, enjoy our traditional Easter egg hunt and a hike to Easter Rock.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Apr
20
Fri
Walking Together into a Hopeful Future – Reconciliation with Indigenous People
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 22 @ 8:30 pm

April 20 – 22

Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita, indigenous teachers and healers from Manitoba and Ashram friends, will be our guides for two days focused on Indigenous wisdom, reconciliation and the lost sisters. Wanbdi is a Dakota Spiritual Leader and Sundance Chief; Pahan is Lakota, Cree and Metis and her name means Grey Swan Buffalo Woman. They have spent a lifetime exploring and want to share what they have discovered with you.

Indigenous teachings provide a roadmap that lead us towards a life on Mother Earth that is both harmonious and sustainable. It requires a return to balance within – heart, mind, body and Spirit – and without.

Explore the concept of reconciliation as a practice that requires decision-making, intention, a shift in perspective and a commitment that is accompanied by action. Create personal action plans that identify steps that you will take to begin the practice of reconciliation as a way of life

Explore the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and how it is fueled by racism and marginalization. Identify examples of Acts of Love (including the Walking with our Sisters Exhibit and the Sundance of Women) that are healing the wrongs. Answer the question, “How do I become an ally?”

Weekend schedule

Friday 
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Pahan Pte San Win “The Healing Medicine of Love”

Saturday
10 am-12:30 pm – Activities and reflection on “Returning to the Peace Road”
3-5:30 pm – Activities and reflection on “Reconciliation: Love in Action”
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Wanbdi Wakita “Taku Wakan – Something Sacred”

Sunday 
10 am-12:30 pm Activities and reflection on “the Lost Sisters” & What is an Ally?
3-5:30 pm – Connecting with the Sacred through nature and Ceremony in the Tipi
7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Songs, prayers, a dedication to Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Please pre-register: 250-227-9224; Registrations@yasodhara.org

Cost: Workshops and satsang by donation. Overnight accommodation (shared) – $70 per person/night incl. breakfast; 12:30 pm Lunch $13; 6 pm Dinner $18

Net proceeds support Pahan’s Sundance of Women to be held in Manitoba in 2018 (the second of four annual Sundances honouring the Spirits of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls).

May
4
Fri
Societies Annual General Meeting
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 4

We invite all members of Yasodhara Ashram Society, the Friends of Radha Foundation and the Association for the Development of Human Potential to our AGM. Join us to reconnect with our community and engage in reviewing the past year and future directions in this special year of the Temple Rising!

Cost: By Contribution; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Jun
19
Tue
Decelerator
Jun 19 @ 6:45 pm – Jun 24 @ 3:45 pm
Decelerator @ Yasodhara Ashram

June 19 – 24

Decelerator is a 5-day retreat that offers you the pause needed to gain a new viewpoint on your life – personally and at work. Participants will explore their personal and spiritual landscape using a blend of yogic practices and sessions inspired by design thinking, appreciative inquiry and open systems theory.

Cost: Private Room: $1390, Shared Room: $1125; $150 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

There is a modest sliding scale available. For more information, email prior to registering: hello@decelerator.ca

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Jun
23
Sat
Grand Opening of the Temple of Light & Strawberry Social
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grand Opening of the Temple of Light & Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Welcome one and all to our 23rd annual Strawberry Social, this year featuring the public opening of the Temple of Light.

Let’s celebrate the completion of this sacred space, which will serve the Ashram, the local community and pilgrims from around the world.

Come, enjoy Creston strawberries and visit one of the new wonders of the Kootenays!

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Aug
3
Fri
Temple Dedication
Aug 3 @ 6:45 pm – Aug 5 @ 5:30 pm
Temple Dedication @ Yasodhara Ashram

Aug 3 – 5

Join us in a contemplative gathering to dedicate the new Temple of Light. Together let’s celebrate the divine and human forces that unified to manifest this sacred space —including our worldwide community of love and support. Join us in saturating the Temple with devotion, sending out vibrations of peace to the world, and honouring our teachers and rich lineage of teachings.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)


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Sep
8
Sat
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday
Sep 8 all-day
Gurudev Sivananda’s Birthday @ Yasodhara Ashram

This is a special day to honour the lineage of spiritual teachers who inspire and support us at Yasodhara Ashram – Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh, Swami Radha and Swami Radhananda.

Cost: $100/day; $50 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Oct
5
Fri
Thanksgiving Weekend
Oct 5 @ 6:45 pm – Oct 8 @ 5:30 pm
Thanksgiving Weekend @ Yasodhara Ashram

October 5 – 8

With a focus on gratitude, this weekend is a time to look at what each of us has harvested in our lives and what we want to preserve. What are you grateful for and how do you express it? Participate in our annual Karma Yoga work-bee. Experience the joy of being in community as well as having quiet time on your own.

Cost: $100 per day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

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Dec
30
Sun
New Year at the Ashram
Dec 30 @ 6:45 pm – Jan 1 @ 5:30 pm
New Year at the Ashram @ Yasodhara Ashram

Step out from holiday pressures in the silence and beauty of Yasodhara Ashram. Open body and mind in classes, and enjoy peaceful time to yourself for reflection. Join us in Karma Yoga (selfless service) and in joyfully welcoming in the new year.

Cost: $100/day; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)

Register Online