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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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