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  • Temple Of Light: filmed and edited by Gem Salsberg at Yasodhara Ashram, BC, Canada

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    The Temple of Light is described as a symbol for peace, hope and unity in this video that commemorates its completion in 2017, three years after the original Temple burned.

    Interviews with residents, guests, construction workers and architects highlight the significance of the Temple in today’s world.

    Ashram President Swami Lalitananda cut the ribbon on June 23, 2018 to officially open the Temple – an architectural masterpiece designed by Patkau Architects of Vancouver, BC.

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  • About Yasodhara Ashram Play all

    Find out more about programs at Yasodhara Ashram, from our 3 month intensive Yoga Development Course, 10 Day Yoga Journey, Retreats, to our Work & Service programs. We also welcome group rentals and artist and professionals to come explore and be inspired on their own retreats.
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  • Retreats & Courses Play all

    Yasodhara Ashram offers a wide range of retreats & courses year round – from a weekend retreat to a three-month intensive.

    On retreat you will find space for reflection, relaxation and spiritual renewal. Enjoy a quiet oasis of inspiration, far from the busyness of daily life.

    Ranging from two days to our popular three-month Yoga Development Course, our courses give students techniques and practices to support emotional, psychological and spiritual development. By combining yoga practices with personal development techniques Yasodhara offers a unique set of teachings tailored to the Western student of yoga.
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  • Karma Yoga Program for Young Adults Play all

    The Young Adult Program is for people 18-30 interested in living in a spiritual community to explore work, develop self-knowledge and gain skills. This live-and-work program focuses on Karma Yoga — the yoga of action and selfless service —and also introduces participants to Mantra, Hatha, Dreams and Kundalini Yoga — tools that can help expand awareness.
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  • Instructional Videos - Sacred Dance Play all

    Swami Lalitananda performs a short and extended version of the Divine Mother Prayer Dance.
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  • Karma Yoga Play all

    Karma Yoga teaches us how to work, how to work together and how to understand ourselves in relation to others. The yoga of action helps us take our theoretical knowledge of spiritual life and test it out in our daily lives. At Yasodhara Ashram, Karma Yoga is translated into our daily work as service to the community.
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  • The Temple of Light Play all

    The Temple of Light arose from the lifelong dream of the founder of the Yasodhara Ashram, Swami Radha – a dream in which people from all paths and spiritual traditions could connect with each other and share common sacred ground.

    The original Temple, completed in 1992, was destroyed by fire in 2014.

    The spirit of the Temple lives on in the new innovative rebuild, designed by Patkau Architects, that has evolved from the original design.

    Construction was completed in the fall of 2017 and the Temple official opened in June of 2018.
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  • Swami Radha Play all

    A selection of Swami Radha talks from our archive.
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  • Swami Radhananda Play all

    A selection of Swami Radhananda talks from our archive.
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