Amala Lynn Cattafi Heinlein, Board President
“What if everyone was constantly inspiring one another to the highest level of personal expression, the highest level of living, the greatest levels of accomplishment and generosity? What a beautiful world this would be.”
— Swami Nirmalananda
I look at this quote and am deeply warmed, while it stirs me to ask, “Yeah, what if the world were like this?” But rereading it makes me say, “What can I do TODAY to be this kind of person? What can I do to be inspiring?”
Your Ashram Board has been contemplating this question as we look to the future of Svaroopa® Sciences in our world. It comes down to the next generation of teachers. It depends on Swami Nirmalananda, as She is the one who lights the spark, but it is up to us to support their development. How we can support them, while supporting Swamiji in this Divine mission?
Swamiji gives what she was given: the spark that lights the inward path of yoga. She has been doing so since 1983, when she returned home after many years in her Guru’s ashrams. That flame, the Light of Consciousness, has been transmitted to every student Swamiji has taught and to every teacher she has trained. You know this experientially; there’s no one else who teaches Being and Essence like a Svaroopa® yoga or meditation teacher. All the other yoga systems are worthy of being honored and do great work. But Svaroopa® yoga puts it together in an extraordinary way.
Think about this: If the next generation isn’t trained to carry on, the teachings die.
Because Bhagawan Nityananda knew this, he sent Swamiji’s Guru, Baba Muktananda, into the world to teach. Had Nityananda not done so, our Swamiji would not have met Baba and would not have been propelled to carry on his teachings. We would not have Her as our beacon of light and knowledge. There would be no Svaroopa® yoga!
This year’s spring fundraising campaign is about our teachers, the people who support you, including Swami Nirmalananda. We are offering two primary categories for donations:
Scholarships — we hope to double or triple our scholarships for 2017
Swami Support — supporting her needs as well as her work in the world.
Of course, you are also welcome to make a General Funds donation. Supporting the Ashram in these ways, regardless of the amount of your donation, is supporting our teachings and teachers.
Please support our Divine mission. Give so a worthy yogi has access to Svaroopa® Teacher Training. Your donation will support them in becoming the teacher they were born to be. Your donation makes YOU a person who inspires and supports others, just what our world needs. Click here to donate.
With Love and Gratitude,
OM svaroopa svasvabhava namo namah