By Lynn (Gurupremananda) Cattafi, SVA Board President
It’s a delight to see the burgeoning plants in spring. They seek externally for sunlight, while deep inside is their inherent capacity to bloom. You are the same. You contain the inherent capacity to bloom and grow.
Like the sun, your yoga practices, filled with the Grace of the Svaroopa® Sciences, shine the light inward and call forth your inherent, eternal Self. This is the “heart” of who you really are. It is magical! The deeper you delve, the more your heart opens. YOU blossom forth and carry all of your fullness into the world.
This spring, we ask you to blossom forth, and we have an exciting way to help you do it. We ask you to share your heart, your joy, your hope with those nearest and dearest to you. We ask you to share the love by donating to the organization and the practices that give you so much. And there’s more….
You do this through your life as well as your work in the world. You do this through your practice. You do this through your relationships. You do this through your presence. You do this with all of your heart.
We’re also asking you to share your heart by using social media to raise funds and to raise awareness of Swamiji’s profound teachings. On our Facebook page (Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram), you’ll find information to help you do both. Either make a direct donation to the Ashram. Or create your own Facebook fundraiser for the Ashram. It’s easy to do – here’s how:
- For a single personal donation, go to the Ashram Facebook page. Click on the Donate button on the cover photo. When asked, designate an amount and a payment method. Then click Donate again. One, two three — that’s it.
- Create your own event, to magnify your capacity to share your heart — with the Ashram — AND with your Facebook friends. Here’s how to create your own Ashram fundraiser on Facebook:
- Click Fundraisers in the left-side menu of your News Feed. Then, click Raise Money and select Nonprofit/Charity.
- Type in Svaroopa Vidya Ashram, and click on the link given.
- Choose a cover photo, fill in the fundraiser details (we’re happy to provide them) and click Create.
- When you’re given the opportunity to decide with whom you want to share this fundraiser, we suggest people who know how much you love your yoga, and who love you! We suggest you NOT send it to your Svaroopa® yoga friends on Facebook. Let’s avoid sending the same fundraiser repeatedly to our community.
Either way, after you make a donation, an email confirmation is sent to the primary email listed on your Facebook account. The email receipt shows that you’ve made this donation as a charitable contribution, and that you’re not receiving any goods or services in return. Facebook sends your donation directly to the Ashram a few days after you make it.
There are no fees to you, and no fees to the Ashram. It’s simple and effective.
You can also donate directly to the Ashram. Simply click here.
Want some help creating your fundraiser? Let us know. We will call your back and walk you through the steps. Call 610.644.7555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. It is very easy. Swamiji says, “Giving and sharing are a mark of personal, and yogic, growth. You grow by caring. You grow by contributing.” Do more yoga. Open your heart. Grow by caring. Contribute today!
In loving gratitude for all of you, with all of my heart,
Lynn (Gurupremananda) Cattafi Heinlein