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In the Forest: Temple of Light Update

Swami Lalitanda describes the advancing work on the Temple of Light, set to complete in the summer of 2017.

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.

The Interplay of Light

A winter sunset this week portrays the Temple’s interplay with Light. Construction on the Temple of Light reached a major milestone on February 15, with the completed assembly of the 56 pre-fabricated panels, which create the “petals” or wings of the new design. Construction crews were on-hand to celebrate the milestone of the completed petals.    

Temple of Light Update: The Petals are Complete

The completion of the petals mark a major milestone in the construction of the Temple of Light. Each of the eight petals consisted of seven separate sections, pre-fabricated at Spearhead Inc. All 54 pieces have now been assembled, providing the form of the Temple of Light. Thanks to the team at Spearhead and AHC. Many thanks for your continued support as the Temple rises. Click here to donate.

A Feeling of Wholeness: Temple of Light Update

The external layers of the Temple of Divine Light near completion as the pre-fabricated pieces are put into place. Watch Swami Lalitananda’s update from inside.

Temple Update: The Circle is Complete

On January 20, 2017 the final base petals of the Temple’s exterior were put into place. This full circumference will serve as the foundation for the remaining sections of the Temple’s outer shell.

A Vision Evolves: Insights with John Patkau

John Patkau, principal of Patkau Architects, shares his perspective on designing the Temple of Light, which he says will be “the most remarkable thing that we have ever constructed.” He reveals what inspired him and reflects on the unique opportunity as an architect to create “a space of the spirit.”

The Light That Shines

Gem Salsberg, a long-time Yasodhara Yoga student, is helping the Ashram create videos and photography of the Temple project. Here she exhibits her photographs of a mystical Temple moment and tells her story. After days of torrential rain, heavy clouds and a sobering American election, it seemed improbable that we would see the supermoon rising here on November 14th. The moon would be closer to the Earth than it has been since 1948. This timing synchronistically coincided with the raising of […]