Honoring the Source

By Kristine (Dhairyavati) Freeman, SVA Board Member

Namah.  It’s a beautiful Sanskrit word.  It is one of the words in our tradition’s meditation mantra.  Namah means to honor, to bow to.  Whom do I honor or bow to when I repeat our mantra?  The mantra contains the answer: my own Self, my own Divine Essence.  

Repeating mantra is the most effective way for me to access my Self within.  I repeat mantra out loud or silently.  Both ways of applying my mind to mantra take me inward to expansive stillness.  I immerse in that nurturing inner space of fullness just waiting for me to arrive.

In gratitude, I provide financial support to the Ashram, through which Gurudevi’s teachings flow.  I give back in gratitude for the Teacher and teachings.  They  have given me my Self.  This is the yogic practice of dakshina. Practicing dakshina is another way I honor my mystical inner dimension.  I contribute to our spring and fall fundraising campaigns as well as offer a monthly donation.  

Please reflect on what you have received through the Ashram.  Then join me in expressing your gratitude by making a donation today.

My spiritual path has been more marathon than sprint.  And Gurudevi and the Ashram have been there supporting me mile by mile.  I am filled with gratitude for the Ashram’s full spectrum of online and on-site programming.  It is an extraordinary gift.

Let the deep well of your innermost essence bubble up.  Recognize this One being you and being all.  Take your yoga into the world, and into your own being.  And in return, know the gratitude and devotion with which the Ashram honors You.  Choose to donate to the category that means the most to you:

  • Honoring your teacher(s)
  • Honoring the Ashram 
  • Honoring the free teachings

Donate now on our website or call us at (610) 644-7555.  Or you can send your check to Svaroopa Vidya Ashram, 116 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, PA 19335. Thank You!

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