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Warming the Temple

A year ago the Temple was an active construction site, its form an open framework of ei ght arches. This month we received the final building inspection notice marked “Completed.” Alone in the Temple this morning, I walk its perimeter pausing to view different mountain, lake and forest perspectives framed through asymmetrical windows. November’s low-lying clouds have dispersed, revealing startling white mountains and blue sky smudged with sunrise. This sudden gloom-dispelling light is like insight emerging from confusion, like manifestation […]

Temple featured on Kootenay Business TV

Kootenay Business TV created a four-minute video about the completion of the Temple of Light in their series of news “celebrating innovation and excellence in the greater Kootenay region.”

The Latest Photos of the Temple of Light

The drywall and interior painting is essentially complete. Take a look inside the Temple of Light. A nearly smoke-free day allowed for some stunning vistas of the Temple of Light on Kootenay Bay between the Selkirk and Purcell Mountain Ranges.

Embracing the Sacred

A group of guests took a tour through the Temple this week after a public event at the Ashram. The entranceway is almost complete and the shape of the internal petals is now revealed. The Temple Celebration Festival continues onto the weekend.

Help Finish the Temple

We are very close to opening the Temple doors once again to welcome all who are seeking renewal and inspiration. But we need your support during this final phase of construction. Help us reach our goal of raising $200,000 by June 30th. Donate today (US donors can donate here).

Yoga Scotland: Yasodhara Temple Rises from the Ashes

An article by Swami Lalitananda was included in the May, 2017 edition of Yoga Scotland. Read Yasodhara Temple Rises from the Ashes. Click below.

Light Pours In

Each of the eight Temple arches meet at the apex of the building, holding up the central round metal oculus, now clad in timber. Once construction is complete, the oculus will serve as a skylight, the point through which the Light pours in. In this photo series, Gem Salsberg, who documents and portrays the construction of the Temple, visually shares her experience of ascending the internal scaffolding toward the upper reaches of the Temple.  

Temple of Light: Easter Flight

Beautiful Easter weather allowed for a great view of the new Temple of Light at Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Bay, BC.

Unity, Innovation and Diversity: Holding the Vision of the Temple of Light

Swami Lalitananda, President of Yasodhara Ashram tells the story of the Temple of Light. This symbol of light and hope in the world offers a message of unity and an invitation to connect with the Light within each of us.

Earth Breath

A winter time-lapse of nature’s breath at the Temple of Light construction site. Featuring an excerpt from Swami Radha’s “Body Garden” guided meditation.