Sharing and opening our hearts


The Christmas Sharing Store

To the Aylmer community,


For the 13th consecutive year, the Aylmer Food Centre is pursuing a mutual aid project called The Christmas Sharing Store. It is an alternative to the Christmas basket offered by the St Vincent de Paul. The goal is to give a helping hand to Aylmer residents so that they can do their Christmas groceries at a lower cost.  

Your help is essential to ensure the success of the event. We are seeking donations of several types of products.

Baby products:

  • Baby diapers # 3, 4, 5

  • Pull-ups

  • Baby cereals

  • Baby food

  • Baby shampoo

  • Baby body lotion


Sanitary products:

  • Shampoos 500ml

  • Condition 500ml

  • 100 ml toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Sanitary towels max 24 units *

  • Tampons

  • Panties for adults

  • Deodorant for men 85 g

  • Deodorant for women 85 g

  • 740ml dishwashing soap

  • Laundry soap 1.63 liters

  • Aluminum foil100 feet

  • Roll paper towels

  • Toilet paper

  • Saran wrap

Non-perishable foods:

  • Canola oil 946ml

  • Ketchup 1 liter

  • Sugar 2 kg

  • Instant Coffee 200g

  • Sweet biscuits (Ex: Oreo) 300g

  • Mustard 400 ml

  • Various soups 212 ml

  • Soda / salty cookies 450g

  • Fruit juice 1 liter

  • Canned fruit 796 ml

  • Canned vegetables 540 ml

  • Canned legumes 540 ml

  • Peanut butter (1kg)

  • Canned tuna / meat 99 g

  • Pasta 900g

  • Pasta sauce 500ml

  • Rice 900g

  • Flour 2.5kg

  • Dry lentils

  • Chickpeas

  • Salt

  • Jam

  • Breakfast cereal

Donations can be dropped off at the Aylmer Food Centre (67 Rue du Couvent) from 8.30a.m to 3p.m. You can also drop them off at Métro Plus: 799 Wilfrid Lavigne boul.; IGA Serge Vermette: 203 Aylmer Rd; Bulletin d’Aylmer: Galeries d’Aylmer, 181 Principale Street.

For more information please write to or call 819-684-0163


In Tune with Wise Masters: Mary Magdalene


The Centre Yoga regularly posts videos of master teachers or Web resources to open our awareness to various traditions. In doing so, it wishes to provide open avenues of reflection rather than promote one vision or philosophical school over another. These offerings are meant to enrich your understanding of yoga, should you wish to do so. This month, we are happy to share with you Mary Magdalene.

Who was Mary Magdalene? A prostitute, a feminine archetype, a historical figure, or a more complex being? Author Jean-Yves Leloup explores this fascinating subject with his expert analysis of the Gospels, and more precisely on the writings that Mary Magdalene herself left behind. Discover her teachings by listening to lectures by Mr. Leloup (in French only see here) or by reading one of the many books he has devoted to this subject, such as his translation and commentary of The Gospel of Mary.

Here is how the editor describes it:


Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The text emphasizes the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition.

The Gospel of Mary Magdalene (Inner Traditions pub.)

By (author) Jean-Yves Leloup
Foreword by Jacob Needleman


Hṛdaya: journey to the heart of ancient wisdom with Eliot

Most of Centre Yoga Aylmer's students may be well aware of the series of Sunday afternoons Eliot has been offering for the study of relevant yoga scriptures in a friendly and relaxed group setting. These study groups make it possible to explore these texts, their meaning and how they can illumine our lives. On this blog, Eliot provides snippets of the Sunday afternoon contemplations. On December 9, 2018, Eliot will guide students to delve into the 7th to 12th chapter of the Bhagavad-Gītā. Within those chapters, shhh…there is Kṛṣṇa’s declaration of the most secret knowledge, the royal wisdom and the royal secret, described as the supreme purifier.