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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 »

Ghost ecology, living map
“Have you ever stood somewhere, looked around, and wondered what the place must have looked like hundreds of years ago? In particular, what the nature of the place might have looked like, sounded like, smelled like? Wonder what has been … Read more » Read more »

Protecting the Sacred
by Tracy White Almost four years ago today, I found myself in a prayer circle where an Elder was leading a blessing. There were about a hundred people gathered together and it was completely silent as he spoke, so that … 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 »

Meditation On Breathing
In response to what is happening in Ukraine right now, Swami Lalitananda shares these words while our Elastic Band came together to record ‘Meditation on Breathing’. (Lyrics are slightly changed to fit the times: When I breathe in, I breathe … Read more » Read more »

Humans of the Ashram
2020 provided both the time and the reason for me to focus on healing to ensure my self-preservation. Experiencing a double pandemic––both the virus and the prolific televised oppression against Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)––has required a different … Read more » Read more »

Sounding Hope by Alanda Greene
This January, the much-loved Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, died. His rich teaching legacy includes abundant encouragements to reconnect and care for our world. In one of many prayers to the earth, he wrote, “You are not outside of me … Read more » Read more »

Human Weighted Blanket – A Virtual Hug by Red Jay
I am particularly inspired by the ‘happenings’ movement, conceived by Allan Kaprow that grew out of the 1950’s and often described as performance, event or situation art. ‘Happenings’ always have a social message, cause or call to action and in … Read more » Read more »

Accepting Maya By Katie Khatereh Taher
we, this people, on a small and lonely planet * with not much to do but wake each morning and feed our earth based bodies with telling lies that someday we won’t live with suffering, that our loneliness will one … Read more » Read more »

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