Who We Are

How We Began | Enriching with Authenticity | Movement & Vitality | Spiritual Health

BE Blissful Kitchen & Food Program | Why “Bridge & Enrich”? | Visit Us

How We Began

As a part of the Hartley & Marks family (the makers of Paperblanks journals, Alusi candles and Paper-Oh notebooks), the Bridge & Enrich Lives Society began as an extension of our Global Citizen program. What has developed is a fully realised, thriving community in our hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Learn more about the people who helped make BE happen here.

Enriching with Authenticity

Bridge & Enrich Lives Society (“BE”) is home to individuals from various interest groups sharing a space with the common objective of enriching lives: the lives of themselves and the community around them. “Who Am I” is the question in focus at BE.

With this clarity, we BRIDGE perceived limitations within and without, and ENRICH by inspiring thought, intention and action that align with who we truly wish to BE. Through the practice of integrity and the unveiling of our authentic selves, we take collective responsibility to embrace, empower and enrich all ages to experience the peak potential of body, mind and spirit. The foundation of who we are is rooted in the ancient practice of living Advaita, experiencing the joy of interconnectedness and sharing the treasure of generosity. We are the contemporary expression of “All is one AND all is different” and enlightened living practices like yoga, dance, meditation, chi movement, sattvic nutrition, energy healing and music therapy are examples of our offerings at the BE platform.  Our commitment is to BE authentic, BE enthusiastic, BE creative, BE the best we can BE.

We are committed to authentically share and imbibe ancient, contemporary and indigenous wisdom practices for immediate and ultimate life solutions. By facilitating connections and exposure to creative insights from various cultures and demographics including children, youth and wo/men, we are a platform for the promotion of holistic health, wellness and fitness, education and spiritual growth (Body, Mind and Spirit). Bridge & Enrich is a knowledge network, a sanctuary, a space that awakens, nurtures and restores. Yoga, meditation, mind-calming vegetarian foods, dance and other creative movement workshops including explorations of our inner world, our consciousness–these are some of the activities gracing the BE platform.

We invite you to join the confluence of practitioners and participants paving the way to transformative experiences–joyous living through expanded hope, restful awareness, and completion from conscious living with integrity, authenticity and responsibility in body, mind and spirit.

Movement & Vitality

When seeking your authentic life, achieving physical well-being is just as important as spiritual harmony. By connecting to and focusing on your body, you can allow your mind to feel freedom to explore the world beyond. This is about bridging perceptions of your own physical limitations, about pushing yourself to truly reach for your peak potential.

More information on our programs for physical well-being.

Spiritual Health

Why do we call ourselves the Bridge & Enrich Lives Society? Well, it is quite simple. We know that it is all too easy to think of a reason why we should not or can not do something. Perceptions of our own limitations, doubting our abilities, and fear are what hold us back from achieving our greatest possibilities, our peak potentials.  SDHD (Self Doubt, Self Hatred, Self Denial), a term coined by Paramahamsa Nithyananda, an enlightened Master from India, describes this at great length. When we are able to bridge the gap between who we are and who we truly wish to be, authenticity, integrity and responsibility express through our daily lives, enriching us and all in our lives. Enriching ourselves in this way is a truly fulfilling life experience and we are a platform for you to experience it. At some point in our lives, we all struggle with cognitive dissonance, that feeling of dis-ease, a state of unrest, lethargy and resistance to life. Bridge & Enrich is that space, that platform, a sanctuary to explore and express possibilities, reminding us to awaken to our truest longings, “awakening from our dream of ignorance.”

More information on our spiritual health programs and booking an appointment.

BE Blissful Kitchen & Food Program

BE’s highest intention is to nurture (through the medium of food and ancient wisdom) the divine and blissful nature that we are and to help to both energize and thus awaken conscious eating practices that support the calming of the mind. We welcome the explorations of the highest vibrational, peace inducing and non-violent eating and drinking practices of monks, gurus, yogis, saints, medicine wo/men, herbalists, fruitarians, liquidarians etc. We are also the platform for supporting yogic meditation processes that work on incinerating unconscious food eating patterns plus those that support food-free lifestyles. More information on what it means to follow a vegetarian, Sattvic and mind-calming cooking method, please check out our FAQs.

More information on BE’s food offerings.

Why “Bridge & Enrich”?

Why do we call ourselves the Bridge & Enrich Lives Society? Well, it is quite simple. We have decided to make enlightened living our only priority. We know that it is all too easy to think of a reason why we should not or can not do something. Perceptions of our own limitations, doubting our abilities, and fear are what hold us back from achieving our greatest possibilities, our peak potentials.  SDHD (Self Doubt, Self Hatred, Self Denial), a term coined by Paramahamsa Nithyananda, an enlightened Master from India, describes this at great length. When we are able to bridge the gap between who we portray ourselves as and who we truly are and long to be, authenticity, integrity and responsibility express through our daily lives, enriching us and all in our lives. Enriching ourselves in this way is truly a fulfilling, expansive life experience and we are a platform for you to experience it. At some point in our lives, we all struggle with cognitive dissonance, that feeling of dis-ease, a state of unrest, lethargy and resistance to life. Bridge & Enrich is that space, that platform, a sanctuary to explore and express possibilities, reminding us to awaken to our truest longings, “awakening from our dream of ignorance.”

At Bridge & Enrich we want to help you ask:

Who am I?
Why am I holding myself back from expressing who I truly wish to BE?
How can I align my intentions, thoughts and actions to express this conscious way of being?

Inspired by teachings that point the way including Paramahamsa Nithyanananda’s wake-up call to complete with the ignorance and the pattern to just survive in life, which is not being active and not feeling the need to know more, we are committed to authentically share and imbibe ancient, contemporary and indigenous wisdom practices for immediate and ultimate life solutions. By facilitating connections and exposure to creative insights from various cultures and demographics including children, youth and wo/men, we are a platform for the promotion of holistic healing and wellness, education and spiritual expansion (Body, Mind and Spirit). The Society is a knowledge network, a sanctuary, a space that restores, nurtures and awakens us to our true potential. Yoga, meditation, mind-calming vegetarian foods, dance and other creative movement workshops including explorations of our inner world, our consciousness – these are some of the activities gracing the BE platform. We invite you to join the confluence of practitioners and participants paving the way to transformative experiences – joyous living through expanded hope, restful awareness and completion by consciously living with integrity, authenticity and responsibility in body, mind and spirit. We thank you for your interest in being part of BE.
 
Please see our Weekly Schedule for up-to-date information on all our upcoming classes and workshops. Instructor bios are also available for fuller information on our classes and the dedicated individuals and groups leading them.

Visit Us

Bridge & Enrich Lives Society
718 East 20th Avenue
(Fraser and 20th)
Vancouver, B.C.
V5V 1N3
604-563-1561

Daily Hours of Operation
6:00am–10:00pm (Sunday through Tuesday)
6:00am–11:00pm (Wednesday through Saturday)