Saturday, 20 April 2019

Pandit Debasish Bhattacharya, Tonight in Edmonton

Debasish Bhattacharya, Image Source: Edmonton Journal
Edmonton's Raga Mala Society has been bringing the best of Indian music and dance to our local stage since 1983.

Tonight, Pandit Debasish Bhattacharya and Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri are expanding the scope of Indian classical music with their hypnotic, hybrid approach featuring original and centuries-old compositions and Bhattacharya's custom-designed trinity of slide guitars.

Tickets are available at the door for $20 each.

For more information on Panditji's pioneering style check out this article by Roger Levesque in the Edmonton Journal.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Edmonton Resilience Festival

In just a couple of weeks, The Edmonton Permaculture Guild is presenting a great big community gathering for people interested in exploring a sustainable, creative and promising future. 

This year's events include workshops, a local market, food trucks, celebrations, and volunteer opportunities.

If you would like to participate, visit their website for the schedule and contact information.

Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

Demand.Film Canada is bringing another awesome yoga movie to our city!

Tuesday, May 28, 7pm at Cineplex Odeon South Edmonton Cinema, come see a screening of Iyengar: The Man, Yoga, and the Student's Journey

The way Demand.Film works, the show only screens if enough tickets are sold so please reserve your tickets well ahead of time so that we can all enjoy this experience together.  

See you there!

Andrew and the other kind folks at Demand.Film have created a special coupon code that gets us 10% off the ticket price! 

It can be used individually, so we can each purchase our own tickets. 

Please use coupon code "Tara10" to get the discount!

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Tribute to Yogi, Darcy Belanger

Image Source: Parvati Magazine
This morning many, many beings are gathered to pay tribute to Darcy Belanger.  Darcy was a popular member of my high school graduating class, a valued member of our local community and the beloved husband of my friend and fellow yoga teacher Amie.

Darcy was a Yogi in every sense.  He was an earnest seeker of truth, a thoughtful steward of the environment, a generous and kind companion, a dedicated humanitarian, and a cheerful friend.  He had a compassionate glow that knew no limits and inspired others to fulfill their personal potential.  The moment I heard of his passing, I was struck by the "gap in goodness" his absence leaves.

I would like to bring your attention to Parvati Magazine's April/May 2019 issue, titled "Courage", which is dedicated to Darcy and the work he did with the Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary (MAPS).

Also to the work of Amma, the "Hugging Mother", Darcy's guru, who has been inspiring, uplifting, and comforting people around the world with her loving embrace for decades.

Darcy, Noble Soul, may your passing through the in-between be fearless.  May you be as lovingly cherished in the afterlife as you are here on earth.  Om Trayambakam x 108.