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Meal circle at the Sage House

Sharada’s New Year’s Greetings 2014

Greetings and Happy New Year! Life at the Centre is very quiet in mid winter. Later this month, the resident community will begin growing again, but for now it is very small. We meet for meals in Sage House rather than the main program house. Scooch, the Centre’s resident cat, will be delighted when there […]

Finding God, Finding Peace

The beginning of a new year is a time to reflect on how the past year has gone and to resolve to make some changes in the one that’s just beginning. Generally our resolutions have to do with losing weight, starting an exercise program (again) or committing to some path of action. The new year […]

Our Centre Community: Raven Hume

In 1991, I was living in Vermont as an undergraduate student and college hockey player when I started to hear tell of “a yogi who was living up in the hills nearby.” My friends would return from visiting with him with soft, glowing eyes, warm hearts and kind laughter. Despite being a musclebound jock, I […]

Altar

Asana of the Month: Dhanurasana

Dhanurasana – Bow Pose as taught by Jenny Shanti Collver Dhanurasana is a back bend which requires flexibility in the shoulders and thighs. Benefits Bow Pose energizes the body and counteracts the effects of too much sitting. Stretching the front of the body increases blood flow to the digestive tract, enhancing the efficiency of the liver, […]

Raven doing arati

Sharada’s December Update

Hello everyone, Life is quiet at the Centre now that we’re into our non-program winter season. Our community is once again small, and we sit together around one table at meal time. It’s dark by 4:30, and here in the country where there are no streetlights, flashlights are a necessity. We are fortunate to have […]

Connection and Belonging

In this dark time of year (for those living in the northern hemisphere), many people, in the midst of holiday celebrations, find this a time of disconnection and loneliness. Regardless of our life situations, in this season of parties and presents, we may feel isolated, all the while longing for connection. It’s all too easy […]

Padma competing in Oyama canoe races

Our Centre Community: Padma Diana Bridges

My grandmother was my first guru. I learned rhyming prayers to bless everyone I knew each night, that doing good leads to happiness and mischief to sadness. I couldn’t hide anything from her because she was a gifted psychic. She knew my hidden thoughts and still loved me – so precious. I wondered why my […]

The Universe Reflected in One Grassy Knoll

The Universe Reflected in One Grassy Knoll

An ancient tree holds the grounded energy of this place. Its roots grow deep and wide, connecting all of us who are here, and reminding us of our eternal connection with all living things past, present, and future–stretching out into infinite space. The warm sun soothes and touches our skin, lighting up this little grassy […]

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