By Carolyn (Karuna) Beaver, SVA Board Member
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us — thank goodness. Today, we turn our attention to more important things than the post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy. The United Nations Foundation has designated today, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, as Giving Tuesday. Tuesday December 3 is a day to use your resources for the benefit of others.
Around the globe, Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving back. On this day, you may receive other emails asking you to support charitable organizations. Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram’s board of directors humbly asks the same. We ask that you participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday movement by donating to the Ashram.
By your gift, you are investing in the spreading of ancient yogic teachings. Svaroopa® yoga and Svaroopa® Vidya meditation teachings are handed down from an unbroken lineage of meditation masters. Spanning thousands of years, these teachings are as important today as they were millennia ago. Our culture is in desperate need of them.
They help us live our yoga, drawing from the source of Beingness-Itself. What the world needs now is more enlightened beings! Our website is alive with the energy of Sadguru Swami Nirmalananda’s free teachings, both written and audio. The teachings are there for all. Swamiji travels around the country and around the globe, presenting free programs. Your donation supports the infrastructure that makes the SVA mission possible.
Giving Tuesday might seem like just another social media trend. Yet it makes a positive impact. Once it was a long weekend of trying to snag the best deals, shopping nonstop or standing in line for doorbusters. Now, it’s refreshing to have a day set aside for what truly matters this season: giving from a full and generous heart to make the world a better place. A more yogic place.
Just for today, Facebook will match your donation. You can double your donation’s impact! This starts with you. And it starts with one small step. Your donation of $5 or $15 or $50 will go a long way in spreading these important teachings across the globe. Click here to donate on our Facebook page.