The Mother Tree Project
Namaste There is an energy that sustains the Ashram, and people coming in can feel it—the energy of Light, the energy of intention to do good and be good, the energy from the gurus of this lineage.  Here, in this … Read more » Read more »

Our Interview with Suzanne Simard
Swami Lalitananda interviews Dr. Suzanne Simard, professor of Forest Ecology in the UBC Faculty of Forestry. An enlightening discussion about climate change, forestry and mother trees. She has recently published her bestselling book: Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom … Read more » Read more »

Finding a Forgotten Past Through Kuan Yin
Tulan Ma, from Toronto, recently took the Yoga Journey to gain clarity about a career decision. She also found Kuan Yin as a symbol of a forgotten cultural lineage and a source of strength. In Life Seals, I drew a … Read more » Read more »

Restorative Retreat—A Space to Re-connect
Angela Bennett, an emergency trauma nurse working in the US, has been at the Ashram this fall for an extended Restorative Retreat. Before coming to the Ashram, she was asked to start a clinic for homeless people suffering from mental … Read more » Read more »

Recipe – Lavender Shortbread Cookies
These lavender shortbread cookies are buttery and lightly sweet, with a floral flavour and aroma from dried lavender. They’re a perfect cookie to pair with tea or give as a gift. Ingredients 2 tsp dried lavender 3 sticks (¾ lb) … Read more » Read more »


Captikwl by Jodie Berard
“Nsyilxcin language and Syilx culture are taught to honour the natural laws that creator has given us. Storytelling has been known to show up within different forms of art, as you see with these 2 pieces I was gifted from the Cedar Forest. Read more »

YDC 2020 Testimonials
Graduates of the 2020 YDC speak about their experience – and invite you to join this life-changing program. Niamh – “Participating in the YDC I feel I was given the opportunity to learn the true meaning of self-acceptance in an … Read more » Read more »

Tour the Ashram With Us
Anna Marie Wasylenki, a 2021 Yoga Development graduate, takes you on a tour of some of the many special places on the Ashram grounds and its surrounding beauty. Experience the sacred land upon which we live and plan your visit … Read more » Read more »

A Celebration of Life for Swami Radhananda
A Celebration of Life for Swami Radhananda (1941-2021) Wednesday, September 8, 2021 Every year, September 8th is the day we honour our lineage. This year, we dedicated this day to Swami Radhananda. Here at the Ashram, a limited gathering of … Read more » Read more »