By Carolyn (Karuna) Beaver, Yogaratna
SVA Board Member
Along with our calendar year, our Ashram’s fall fundraiser is coming to an end. In the words of poet Maya Angelou, as long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good! It’s never too late to be lifted and carried by the Grace flowing through the Svaroopa® practices. Donating to the Ashram and being carried by the river of Grace are mutually inclusive activities.
You know how good it feels to do some good! You know how good it feels to be the recipient of some good! When your heart and your pocketbook open, it’s uplifting. And when you receive, it’s uplifting. In the moment that I donate to the Ashram’s fall and spring fundraisers something is set free within me. When I bask in the warmth of my Guru’s Grace, something is set free within me. What a win-win.
It’s not about how much you give or receive. It is the acts of giving and receiving themselves that put you in the river of Grace. Grace flows through the Svaroopa® practices and through their creator, Gurudevi Nirmalananda.
But Grace is even greater than the Guru. It’s everywhere, and it finds you when you need it. It’s Grace that has led you to the Svaroopa® practices. The Guru’s teachings are designed just for you. Take them to heart. Trust that Grace is available. Gurudevi says, “The Guru always gives the full flow of grace. The differences come from the capacity of the receiver.”
Guru’s Grace is like the sun. It never stops shining, even when you cannot see it. You can feel with warmth of Guru’s Grace at any time, you just have to be open to it. Free your heart and mind to donate today to support the gift that keeps on giving to you and to so many others.
Your 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.
As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good. Please consider a year-end donation to your Ashram.
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!