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President’s Questions As We Enter 2023
At the Ashram we focus on helping people go inward by observing their minds and asking what they want to bring to life now. Reflection and self-inquiry are encouraged. But at the same time, none of us live in a … Read more » Read more »

A Year In Review
Our Beloved Garden Our garden and orchard continued to flourish with the guidance of Stine Maria of Denmark along with the offerings of many karma yogis. Delicious meals for guests and our community bore witness to the results. Some highlights: … Read more » Read more »

Joy
A few months into the pandemic, I read an online editorial responding to requests to write more about the problems facing our world. The reply: “Our focus is not on the world that is ending, but the world that is … Read more » Read more »

Indigenous Bursary Program
Acknowledging that Yasodhara Ashram is located on the unceded territory of First Nations peoples and in the spirit of reconciliation, Yasodhara Ashram Society is awarding bursaries to Indigenous individuals interested in embracing the physical, mental/emotional and spiritual aspects of yoga. … Read more » Read more »

In Conversation With Swami Lalitananda
Yoga Development Course graduate Katie Taher recently sat down for a conversation with Ashram President Swami Lalitananda in the Temple of Light. In this personal and intimate interview Swami Lalitananda talks about her younger years, her experiences with Swami Radha, … Read more » Read more »

Ashram Ketchup
Demystifying a Yasodhara classic! Have you ever wondered how to make Ashram ketchup? The recipe is below, but remember this is for an Ashram-sized batch, so you may need to adjust! 1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup water 1 … Read more » Read more »

Ashram Mayo
Make your own Ashram-style mayo! Here are the instructions for how to make a batch of this Yasodhara staple. Ingredients: 6 egg yolks 6 cups sunflower oil 1 tbsp dijon mustard 1 tsp salt 1 tsp lemon juice 1 to … Read more » Read more »

Yasodhara Geo
Essay and Photos by Ksxan (Stevey Seymour) “Time is the longest distance between two places.” (Tennessee Williams) This could not be truer than here at Yasodhara Ashram. Time works differently here: time speeds up and slows down in unpredictable patterns. … Read more » Read more »

It’s Nettle Time
by Maya Skalinska M.H.,R.H.T Nettle leaf is among the most valuable herbal remedies in the northern hemisphere. It’s packed with important nutrients and grows abundantly all over the Kootenays. It is rich in protein, iron, boron, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulphur, … Read more » Read more »

Interview with Shelly Boyd
Listen to this powerful interview between Swami Lalitananda and Arrow Lakes Cultural Facilitator, Shelly Boyd from Sinixt First Nations. Shelly discusses the recent Supreme Court decision to restore the rights of the Sinixt people living in the United States. She … Read more » Read more »

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