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Walking Toward Liberation
I want to trust my intuition and to take risks. I want to be able to tell others how I feel and what I believe. I want to live a full and meaningful life. How can I gather the courage to do this? Read more »

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The Dynamic Process of Forgiveness
Struck by the strength of Katy’s immediate decision to forgive, I couldn’t help but be awed by her recognition of her power of choice. In a moment teeming with uncertainty and loss, Katy acknowledged her ability to decide how to respond to the tragedy. Read more »

Trusting My Intrinsic Worth
I pause and think maybe I should try a different tactic. Maybe I should look at the situation from a yogic perspective. Why has the Divine presented me with this situation? What can I learn? Read more »

The Peace We Build
From a distanced Western perspective, conflict in the Middle East used to feel like a confusing jumble of war that happens far away. After spending three months there witnessing the war up close it became no less confusing. Read more »

Relinquishing Control
I want to listen to the small, sweet voice of the soul, even in places that aren’t always seen as spiritual like my work for a non-profit and my personal financial planning. Read more »

Listening to Pain
By Bryn Bamber. I get a small sick feeling inside but I don’t want to hurt his feelings, so I say yes. Yes, come over even though I’m tired. Yes, don’t worry about bringing my keys back. Yes. I say yes to him and... Read more »

Women Holding the Earth
Yasodhara Ashram is a place where we honour the feminine – those qualities that are separate of sex, race or even gender – and invite an intersectional dialogue on what it means to be a spiritual aspirant in the world today.... Read more »

What I Learned from Trump
I was sitting with a couple of friends when the conversation took a quick turn from Pokemon Go to Donald Trump. And then it was Trump story after Trump story. Trump inciting violence, Trump contradicting himself, Trump’s racism. And all I wanted to do... Read more »

Getting Unstuck
By Bryn Bamber. Some days I come home from work completely drained. I crawl into bed and turn on Netflix. I forget to make dinner. I eat popcorn. I melt cheese on a tortilla in the microwave and dip it in ketchup. I watch... Read more »

Investing in Myself
Laura Vanags is a commercial photographer originally from Canada who currently resides in South Australia. She shares how her time at the Ashram has helped her develop the confidence and courage needed to make positive changes in her life. Read more »