By Beth (Bhanumati) Cunningham
I am astounded at the power of dakshina. Dakshina is the practice of supporting the financial health of our Ashram. For me, no other practice offers more tangible transformation. If I didn’t give to the Ashram, what tremendous gems would I be missing out on? That’s why it’s important to me to donate. I don’t want you to miss out either. So I hope you’ll join me in donating to the Ashram’s “Body, Mind, Heart and More” fundraiser.
A year ago, my family and I were set for some travel. I was also planning a yoga retreat in the summer. Everything was funded. Then, we had a large amount of money stolen. We cancelled everything. We even had to borrow to pay our taxes. It was tough. About two weeks later, I got a phone call to donate to the fundraiser going on at the time. I had a good excuse not to, but it didn’t even cross my mind. I re-assessed what we could offer and made a donation.
By the end of the evening, Grace showered the returns upon me. I discovered a great compassion for the people who had stolen the money. Then, I had a powerful karmic clearing. I realized that throughout the entire ordeal, I was still Me. My Self was still there, whole and untouched. What had the thieves stolen — really? Nothing that I would not have freely given for such priceless gifts.
These gifts continue to unfold. Soon after, I got a significant raise. Within six months, I was earning double what I had been. Somehow, with little effort on my part, we’ve quickly recuperated the money we lost. I’ve also been able to take Ashram courses that I couldn’t afford before the theft.
Yes, I am astounded at the power of dakshina. Please join me in donating and be astounded yourself.
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!