The Self Realization Sevalight Centre in Canada is located in the small community of Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast in the southwestern corner of British Columbia, near to Vancouver. The area is home to some of the most stunning coastline and secluded beaches with many hiking and biking trails through beautiful rainforest. This natural beauty, the vibrant art community and the cultural heritage of the local First Nations have made the Sunshine Coast a popular place to visit.
The Centre was established here in 1995 with the blessing of Mata Yoganandaji and offers guests a spiritual home to rest, relax and connect to themselves in an uplifting and supportive environment. Nestled amongst tall Cedar, Douglas Fir and Maple trees on over two acres, the Centre’s peaceful gardens offer the opportunity for retreatants to immerse themselves in nature. Guests are welcome to walk through the salal and Oregon grape laden trails lovingly built by the Centres dedicated volunteers. As the property backs onto forest, animal visitors such as coyotes, black bears, black-tailed deer and raccoons, and an array of summer birdlife including bald eagles, barred owls and hummingbirds can be seen. On occasion, wildlife has been seen sitting outside the meditation room during Quiet and Pure Meditation times basking in the peace.
What people comment on most when arriving at the Centre is the depth of peace and stillness they feel, often as they come up the driveway. Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharma has blessed this Centre and it never ceases to amaze those who come of the profound love they feel when entering the Dharma Meditation room. Guest accommodation is offered in two purpose built cabins which can accommodate up to ten people. Many visitors enjoy sharing with Bella, the Centre’s cat, the warmth and coziness of the woodstove in the main house during the winter season and the comfortable outdoor seating in the gardens during the summer. An organic vegetable garden, apple and cherry trees provide abundant provisions for the home cooked food that is lovingly prepared in the Centre’s kitchen.
The Centre’s Course Program is constantly evolving to continue to meet the needs of those it serves and people coming from across the country, the United States and beyond are drawn to the Centre due to its special energy. Courses in Pure Meditation, Pure Meditative Peace, Pure Spiritual Healing, Animal Healing, SevaLight Hatha Yoga classes and shorter courses and workshops on a variety of subjects from Understanding Death and Passing, to Energy Care & Wellbeing are also on offer. Silent and personal retreats as well as bed and breakfast are other ways people can come and have time for themselves to recharge. We always welcome volunteers to come and work alongside us in serving others and it is a true joy to share in the blessings that come from giving from our hearts in this way.
The Centre is the spiritual home to a growing number of devotees,
all are working together to spread the Light and Love of our Beloved Gurudeva.
We welcome you anytime with open arms and hearts
to your Spiritual Home in Canada.