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Gangaji Interview - Inner Freedom

In this Banyen interview, spiritual teacher and author Gangaji speaks about coming home to our inner freedom, a state that transcends emotions and suffering and is not subject to loss or gain. This requires a willingness to have no future and no past and to recognize what’s here. Gangaji eloquently speaks about how to overcome the trance of suffering, the illusion of thought and find immediate and lasting fulfillment of our Divine birthright.

Join Gangaji live on March 26, 2019 for an Open Meeting at St. James Community Square in Vancouver, BC. Event details: https://gangaji.org/events/view/?id=1062 
 

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Cosmic Weather Report

Astrological highlights by Danielle Blackwood

February 2019

The date and location are now official! My retreat on Salt Spring Island will be June 28th-30th at the Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm! I am just getting catering details sorted, and then will announce the whole workshop description and rates. If you would like to be put on the list, please email me at danielleblackwood@gmail.com.

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In Memoriam - Rev. Thomas Keating

Rev. Thomas Keating
March 7, 1923 – October 25, 2018

The Rev. Thomas Keating was a Trappist monk and a pioneer in the worldwide Christian contemplative prayer movement. He played a major role in popularizing what is now known as centering prayer, a method of silent prayer that allows one to rest in the presence of God. Over
the years, his thoughts crystallized into what friends said became one of his favorite sayings: “Silence is God’s first language. Everything else is a poor translation.”

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In Memoriam - Shakti Gawain

Shakti Gawain
September 30, 1948 – November 11, 2018

Shakti Gawain was the cofounder of New World Library and author of the classic book Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Life (1978). It has been a bestselling book for nearly 40 years and has sold more than seven million copies worldwide.
 

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New at Banyen - Fall Crystals Arrival

Thousands of new crystals have arrived! Come in and see the stunning crystal allies that will be coming out throughout the season.

 

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In Memoriam - Namkhai Norbu

Namkhai Norbu
December 8, 1938 – Sept 28, 2018

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In Memoriam - Baba Hari Dass

Baba Hari Dass
March 26, 1923 – Sept 25, 2018

Baba Hari Dass was a yoga master, a silent monk, and a commentator in the Indian scriptural tradition. Upon his arrival in the US in the early 1971, he and his teachings inspired the creation of several yoga centers and retreat programs in California and in Canada, including Dharma Sara Satsang Society on Salt Spring Island.

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Orit Sen-Gupta Interview - Touching the Sacred

In this Banyen interview, Orit Sen-Gupta, Sanskrit scholar, founder of Vijnana Yoga International, and respected Yoga teacher, speaks about stillness and spaciousness and the practice of movement and sitting that bring us closer to the experience of the sacred.

Orit Sen-Gupta will be offering a free talk at Banyen Books on Wednesday, October 17th. Event info: https://www.banyen.com/events/sen-gupta

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New at Banyen - Kis.met

There is nothing better than to soak in a hot tub and pamper your skin after a hot dry summer. Banyen now carries Kis.met, a local, fresh and pure body care line. They believe in self-care products that contain only the essentials. "We like to keep things pretty simple around here, so you won’t find any harmful fragrances or toxins in any of our products.

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Steven Halpern Interview - Sound Healing

Steven Halpern, Grammy-award nominee and pioneer in the field of sound healing, discusses his career in using sound to facilitate higher states of consciousness. Steven speaks about noise pollution, brain entrainment, and the power of intention in creating music. This fascinating podcast weaves together the fields of science, spirit, and sound.

Steven Halpern will be presenting a sound healing concert and workshop at Unity of Vancouver on December 7 & 8, 2018. The events are co-hosted by Banyen and Unity. Tickets & info: https://www.banyen.com/events/halpern

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Doug Duncan Sensei & Catherine Pawasarat Interview: Wasteland to Pureland

Archariya Doug Duncan and Catherine Pawasarat, co-founders of the Clear Sky Retreat Center and authors of Wasteland to Pureland, speak about spiritual awakening as the only sustainable mindset in a universe that appears chaotic and for a planet that is in crisis. Offering practical tips gained from their experience in setting up a Retreat Center, Doug Sensei and Catherine offer insights from the path of karma yoga and the wisdom that comes from integrating spiritual life with the realities of modern-day living. This is a delightful inteview about shedding limitations of the spiritual life and continuously cultivating wholesome mindstates that contribute to harmony and happiness for all beings on this planet.

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John Lockley Interview - Way of the Leopard

John Lockley, renowned sangoma/South African Shaman, speaks with Farah Nazarali in this Banyen interview. John Lockley is a fully initiated traditional sangoma in the Xhosa tribe of South Africa – the same tribe as Nelson Mandala and Desmond Tutu. He uniquely bridges African spirituality with Zen and Western Psychology. Leopard Warrior, his bestselling new book, is published by Sounds True, with a forward by Elder Malidoma Somé.

John Lockley will be offering a book talk at Banyen Books on Wednesday, September 19th, and a two day ceremony at Bridge and Enrich in Vancouver, September 22-23, 2018. Event info: www.banyen.com/events/lockley

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