River of Grace
Fundraising Campaign, Fall 2022
While Grace is everywhere and can shine through anyone, Guru’s Grace is different. It is supercharged. It bestows light, bliss and Self-Realization. The river of Guru’s Grace flows through the Svaroopa® practices and teachings, directly to you.
One of yoga’s most important practices is dakshina – selfless financial giving. Like Guru’s Grace, it flows through you. It’s a sweet surrender. It comes from your heart. It comes from a deeper place within. Your gift helps keep the river of Grace flowing to you. Your gift helps others be led to the river as well.
Guru's Grace is always there for us, always with us. We can reach out (in) anytime, anywhere. Fundraising is about Grace reaching out. Connections are made; Grace flows. - Ellen (Lajja) Mitchell, Board Preside
It’s not about how much you give. It is the act of giving itself that puts you in the river of Grace. A contribution in 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.
Please give to your heart’s content in our fundraiser, The River of Grace.
Fundraising Categories, Fall 2022
The River of Teaching – Support yoga and meditation teacher training & scholarships
The River of Freebies– Support the free written, audio and video content on our website and Gurudevi’s local satsangs
The River of Community – Support continuing Ashram operations, online services, facilities and staff
Thank You Gift
When you give a donation of $501 or more, we will thank you for your generosity by sending you a framed photo of our fundraising logo. It is a reproduction of an original painting done by a Svaroopa® Yoga teacher for our 2011 Svaroopa® Yoga Conference, titled “21st Century Yogi.” The painting now hangs in the Ashram’s building that houses our swamis.
Single Contribution - In the amount that fits your heart and your wallet.
Monthly Contribution - Our Board of Directors asks you to consider making a monthly contribution. Along with creating a consistent and significant form of support, monthly contributions help us to forecast, an integral part of our budgeting process, so that we may better serve you. Monthly Donors giving $15.00 per month or more are eligible for discounted tuition rates.
A Gift from Your IRA - You may be able to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA directly to Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram. It can help fulfill your required minimum distribution while lowering your federal and possibly state income tax. Contact your tax professional for more info.
You can donate on-line or by mail using a check, a credit card or bank account debit.
All donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations for 501(c)(3) organizations.
“Giving and sharing are a mark of personal, and yogic, growth. You grow by caring. You grow by contributing.”
- Swami Nirmalananda