by Kristine (Dhairyavati) Freeman
Just thinking about Guru’s Grace gives me the inner experience of fullness and joy. I access the flow of Grace by doing the practices Gurudevi has so generously offered. An asana practice prepares my body for Meditation Club each morning. Mid-day and early evening, I dial in to join her free Japa Club. In between, I find time for Ujjayi Pranayama breaks, and I zoom into Swami Sunday weekly. Recently, I traveled to her Lokananda retreat center for a Shaktipat Retreat.
Each of these outer experiences increases my access to the river of Guru’s Grace within. And they increase my capacity to perceive Guru’s Grace embracing me as I move through my day. My immense gratitude for these practices, programs and inner support is why I support the Ashram with financial donations. Will you join me in participating in the Ashram’s Fall Fundraising Campaign?
Guru’s Grace – guruk.rpa in Sanskrit – is a Divine Force. While there is Grace everywhere and in everyone, Guru’s Grace is different. It is super charged. It bestows light, bliss and Self- realization. When a Self-Realized Guru, such as Gurudevi Nirmalananda, transmits this Grace through Maha Shaktipat diksha, an inner capacity opens in you.
Pay attention because guruk.rpa not only has to be given, but it also must be received. Gurudevi says, “The Guru always gives the full flow of Grace. The differences come from the capacity of the receiver.” Are you ready to receive?
Dakshina is one of yoga’s most important practices — selfless financial giving. Like devotion, your offer of dakshina arises from within. It’s a sweet surrender that comes from your heart and flows through you. You can help keep the river of Grace flowing to you. You can help others be led to the river as well.
It’s not about how much you give. It is the act of giving itself that puts you in the river of Grace. Any financial contribution of any amount helps support the source of the teachings.
When you support yoga and meditation teacher training, you keep the river flowing. When you support Gurudevi’s free teachings — online and in person — you keep the river flowing. When you support the administrative and physical structure of the Ashram, you keep the river flowing. Jump in by making your donation today.
Donate today on our website. You can 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!