The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) recently brought educators from Eastern Canada to British Columbia as part of their Summer Institute’s professional development. Randy McLeod, CWF Education Manager, explains why they chose Yasodhara Ashram as one of their first ‘magical mountain moments’.
To me this was a logical fit to get people started into our Summer Institute. Yasodhara Ashram is one of the leading mainstays here in the mountains. I knew the teachings are incredible, the people here are friendly and welcoming, and the food is fantastic. The healthy care of the land and visioning for the future also present a good model.
I wanted to show people that you can find connections everywhere. Who would have thought an Ashram would link perfectly with the Wildlife Federation? But we’re actually all looking for the same thing – respect for ourselves, the land, the wildlife. We are all in this together.
Also as educators we often forget about our own personal wellbeing because we’re so wrapped up in those we’re teaching. Being at the Ashram is a chance to say, ‘It’s all right for me to relax, too.’ The lessons learned here by our educators are phenomenal reminders.
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