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Walking Together into a Hopeful Future 2020 – Woman Sacred Rising
Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm – Apr 26 @ 8:30 pm

Photo by Gem Salsberg


Pahan Pte San Win and Wanbdi Wakita, spiritual leaders from Manitoba and Ashram friends, will be our guides for two days focused on Indigenous wisdom, reconciliation and how to be an ally.  Wanbdi is Grandfather in Residence at the University of Manitoba; Pahan is an Indigenous Spiritual Caregiver at the Manitoba Youth Centre. They have spent a lifetime exploring sacredness and healing and want to share what they have discovered with you.

Strength, sacrifice and the loving heart of woman is an important force for change at this time on Mother Earth. Learn how to foster the unfolding of women’s power.

Learn the do’s and don’ts of becoming an “ally”.

Pre-registration required for overnight stays and meals. Drop-in is fine for the workshops and satsangs.: 250-227-9224;

Come for one day, satsangs or the whole weekend!

Workshops and satsang by contribution. Overnight accommodation (shared) – $125 per person/night incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner. For day guests, meals are available: 12:30 pm Lunch $16; 6 pm Dinner $20

Net proceeds support the Sundance of Women to be held in Manitoba in 2020 (the fourth of four annual Sundances to honour the spirits of missing and murdered women.)

WEEKEND SCHEDULE (2020 details to be updated)

7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Pahan Pte San Win “Struggle, Sacredness & Surrender”

10 am-12:30 pm – Relationship as a healing medicine
3-5:30 pm – Activities and discussions using the Indigenous Ally Toolkit*

7:30-8:30 pm – Satsang: Wanbdi Wakita “Women in Leadership”

10 am-12:30 pm Honouring and learning from the sacrifices and strength of women.
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 women

*Created by Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy NETWORK. Find Indigeneous Ally ToolKit here.

Contributors: Content and research by Dakota Swiftwolfe. Layout and design by Leilani Shaw. With contributions from: B. Deer, V. Boldo, E. Fast, G. Sioui, C. Richardson, K. Raye, S. Puskas, L. Lainesse, & A. Reid.

Societies Annual General Meeting
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Societies Annual General Meeting @ Yasodhara Ashram

May 23

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!

Cost: By Contribution; deposit $50 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Includes shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, retreat/workshop, and evening satsang.

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Strawberry Social
Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Strawberry Social @ Yasodhara Ashram

Please join us as we celebrate the 25th Annual gathering of friends and neighbours!

Join us for strawberry shortcake, used book sale, and family-friendly community!

1-4 pm – Strawberry Social, kids’ activities and book sale

All are welcome. No need to RSVP.

For more information, please contact us.

Let’s Retreat Together
Jul 31 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 3 @ 10:30 am
Let's Retreat Together @ Yasodhara Ashram

July 31 – Aug 3

Let’s Retreat Together

The weekend will include a welcoming reception, workshops, morning Hidden Language Hatha Yoga classes and evening satsangs in the new Temple of Light. And of course, celebratory meals and treats! Take time to reflect in the natural surroundings and prayer rooms. Catch up with friends. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Cost: $550 (3 nights; $160 extra night); deposit $100 (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

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Journey Into The Bharata Natyam Dance Tradition
Aug 21 @ 4:30 pm – Aug 27 @ 10:30 am
Journey Into The Bharata Natyam Dance Tradition @ Yasodhara Ashram
Experience the Transformative Power of Sacred Dance

Aug 21 – 27

Join artistic director Anusha Fernando of Shakti Dance Vancouver who will be leading an intensive journey into the traditional dance form of Bharata Natyam. This beloved classical form of dance from Southern India is characterized by humility, discipline, grace and rigorous technique. Over the course of the retreat we will juxtapose stilless with movement and explore energy, expression and devotion.

In the Eastern Teachings the body is seen as a spiritual tool, a way to be in touch with devotional feelings of the heart. It gives a way to express these through a beautiful ancient language of dance and storytelling.

Due to the intensive nature of this course, it will be open only to those with Bharata Natyam experience or anyone with Indian dance background.

There will be an open workshop on Saturday, August 22nd for dancers of all abilities. This will be followed by an inspirational evening of Bharata Natyam dance offerings in the Temple of Light.

Cost: $TBD; $100 deposit (See our Cancellation Policy)
Package includes dinner on day of arrival, shared accommodation, three meals daily, morning hatha, workshops and evening satsangs. Optional hatha class and breakfast are included on day of departure.

Registration opening soon.