Yasodhara blog posts

Following Crane: The Gift of Stillness in My Day
A few years ago I was given a beautiful Japanese tapestry with white cranes flowing throughout it, their wings spread wide. For me these cranes have come to symbolize messengers who fly between the worlds—the world of dreams and the world of everyday life. Read more »

Podcast #15 My Time With Radha
In this episode of My Time with Radha, Katie Taher engages in a conversation with Draupadi, a devoted follower of Swami Radha. They explore the power of curiosity and the strength found in embracing life with an open mind. Read more »

The Wisdom of Insecurity: The Space Between Two Worlds
In 2017, I was in Portland when I experienced fall for the first time. I remember sitting by the window of a cafe, looking at a tree perched on what seemed like a sea of golden leaves. With every breeze the leaves would break... Read more »

Podcast #12 Prakasha on Light, Yoga & Science
In this episode of My Time with Radha, Katie Taher speaks with Prakasha, a longtime devotee of Swami Radha. He intersects science and spirituality as they explore the theme of Light. Read more »

Baby Girl and the Heartstone
Before you begin reading, will you pause to look around? Let your head and neck turn from side to side, and notice where you are - the colors, the shapes, the shadows. Give your body time to find and feel … Read more » Read more »

Podcast 11
In this episode Swami Lalitananda interviews Natasa Sljuka, an employment counselor with Immigrant Services Society in Nelson, BC. Natasa lived through the Bosnian war and immigrated to Canada in 1997. She describes the emotional and physical upheaval of being immersed … Read more » Read more »

Whispers from The Garden – Eldering and Social Change
Spend some time in a garden in winter and you’ll find it’s a very quiet place, resting, waiting. And who doesn’t love a garden in spring? Everything so tidy and organized, seeds planted, rapid growth, early offerings, so full of … Read more » Read more »

Podcast #10
In this episode of My Time with Radha, Katie Taher speaks with Swami Matananda and Swami Premananda. They discuss the theme of love and the importance of care, consideration and independence in relationships. Swami Radha played an essential role not … Read more » Read more »

Stepping Out Of The Classroom
My first experience as a teacher was in a two-room school in Lillooet, B.C. I stood at the front of the class and asked the children to sit up. The whole class as one entity immediately sat up very straight. … Read more » Read more »

Podcast # 9
In our first podcast of 2024, Katie Taher sits down with Swami RadhaTarananda, long-time Ashram teacher and resident. They discuss the power of movement and dance as well as Swami RadhaTarananda’s moments with Swami Radha who met and supported her … Read more » Read more »