By Carolyn (Karuna) Beaver, SVA Board Member
Everything I do and everything I give is in service to the Self. The Self is the One Reality, that which is being you, being me, being Gurudevi and everything else. This truth lights my yogic path. It keeps me yearning for Self-Realization — to know my own Divine Essence ALL the time.
For this reason I give of my time and financial resources to the Ashram. I encourage you to do the same in our Fall Fundraiser — Being in Service. Thanks to your generosity, we are more than halfway to our fundraising goal. Still, we only have a few weeks left to reach it.
Reaching our fundraising goal has never been more important. These past 18 months have been challenging for all of us. Under Gurudevi’s wise touch, the Ashram rapidly pivoted to provide more Online services. We are now offering On-Site programs too. Both help us cover our bottom line.
But as a not-for-profit organization, we receive fully one third of our revenue from donations. The real bottom line is that we cannot offer Gurudevi’s amazing and important teachings without you.
The gratitude and generosity that bubble up from your own essence are gifts from your yoga practices. Gratitude and generosity have a tremendous effect on your body and your mind. Gurudevi says, “By giving of yourself, you get filled up. It doesn’t come from being thanked. It simply feels good to give.” She adds that “true generosity opens your heart and quiets your mind.”
In the season of giving thanks and lighting lights, please consider what your yoga practices have done for you. And consider what sharing this yoga with others will do for the world.
When you support the Ashram with a financial gift, you support the organization that supports you. When you support the Ashram with a donation, Gurudevi’s profound teachings can be spread more widely. You share your own inner light. You shine it into a world that forgets it too easily.
Celebrate the divine human you are with a gift of light to all humanity. Open your heart and quiet your mind with a donation to the Ashram’s fall fundraising campaign today. Follow our Master Teacher’s example. Be in service.