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The Temple at Sundown

Beauty invokes magic and the mind becomes spellbound for a brief moment all clatter stops, to be receptive. Wafts of the indescribable fragrance of Divine wisdom fills all spaces. If only the mind could retain that stillness so the light of the sun can reflect to the moon. The sphere of light is growing larger and larger and brighter and brighter like a thousand suns. The light streaming forth leaks through the clouds of the mind creating a beautiful disk, […]

Fall Equinox Temple Update

Take a look inside the Temple of Light. Watch Swami Lalitananda describe its current state of construction.  

The Temple in Autumn

View the Temple in autumn Light. Photos by Gem Salsberg.

The Inner Temple

Work is continuing on the Temple of Light. The installation of the interior lights and acoustic baffles is nearly complete.

“Worship is not done for the benefit of a God or a guru, but simply for the spiritual aspirant to recognize his or her level of development. Worships makes a great contribution, particularly when it is allowed to grow out of the individual temperament and cultivation of all senses.”

~ Swami Radha Kundalini Yoga for the West

Photos by Gem Salsberg

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.

Articulate Magazine: Sacred Space, the Temple of Light

The Temple o fLight was featured in the Spring/Summer 2017issue of Articulate Magazine. Read The Temple of Light by clicking 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.