Jiva Yoga Centre Reaches Out

By March 4, 2015Faith, Letters

Our Community Is Our Responsibility

Dear Editor. Our Yogi, Jeeva, has been teaching Jiva Yoga in the Fraser Valley for the past 18 years and his core teaching is that human true nature is love, forgiveness and compassion — and that everybody, without exception, is born with that beautiful nature of love, forgiveness and compassion.

We also believe in Dharma, in doing service; in our responsibility towards our family, our community, our country, our world. Dharma means making a difference in somebody’s life and follows the tradition expressed in many cultures and spiritual traditions as the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Treat others as you would like to be treated.

Yogi Jeeva teaches that a community works like the human body. It is one unit. When a human body is hurt in one area, its other parts help in the healing process. And so it is with a community, where each and every one of us is responsible for helping to heal the broken ones: those who are broken mentally, spiritually, physically and emotionally.

A community prospers when we do our Dharma. If the body does not take care of little wounds they can become infected and affect the rest of the body. When we think of our community as a body we know that what happens to others can happen to us.

In this spirit, at the Jiva Yoga Centre, we offer free yoga and meditation classes and free energy healing sessions to which all are welcome. In summer we grow vegetables for seniors in Agassiz, as well as for its food bank; and for Chilliwack’s Downtown Family Place. We recently paid for wool needed to knit 111 toques for the homeless of Stayner, Ontario. And we regularly make sandwiches for the poor and homeless in Abbotsford.

In each and every one of us there is a little hero, a Mother Theresa. If you are helping others you are doing your Dharma — so reach out. Make a little difference in someone’s life — and be your own hero.

For ideas on ways to help your community you can contact us by e-mail at info@jivayoga.ca

Students of  Jiva Yoga, and Yogi Jeeva

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