A New Beginning
On June 5th, 2014, a fire destroyed the beloved Temple of Light at Yasodhara Ashram.
Although this has been a great loss for our community, we recognize it as an opportunity for renewal. There is potential for great beauty in new beginnings.
The Ashram has committed to keeping this sacred space alive, in spirit and in structure.
With an innovative and beautiful new design concept, planning, fundraising and construction are now underway for a new Temple of Light. Our aim is to complete the new Temple by 2017.
We are not simply rebuilding what came before, we are creating the next generation of Temple. Drawing inspiration from the original Temple, we are incorporating essential symbolic elements true to its original incarnation.
We are honoured to be working with Patkau Architects, whose approach to light and space, nature and form, has both captured and elevated our vision of what the Temple could be.