In late August, 2019, the Sentinel’s Gillian Maxwell, Richard Kay, Janet Mayfield, and Randy Morse boarded the MS Osprey 2000 — the world’s longest free car ferry — and crossed majestic Kootenay Lake to visit our delightful neighbours on the East Shore, Yasodhara Ashram.
Our group was greeted with warm hospitality by Swami Lalitananda and Swami Samayananda. After a delicious lunch and lively conversation around the table, the swamis led a tour of the 120-acre ashram, founded in 1963 by Swami Radha. Since its founding, Yasodhara Ashram has welcomed thousands of people from all over the world, created a publishing house, run an award-winning magazine, and inspired centres across Canada, the US, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
Gillian, Richard, Janet, and Randy left humbled, inspired, and with a renewed enthusiasm to further the Sentinel’s mission to help realize humanity’s full potential.
Our profound thanks and admiration go out to our dear friends at Yasodhara, bound to us by the clear waters of Kootenay Lake and our shared determination to help others find the Light.