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Sun Salutation Event Shines with Generosity

January 23, 2008 by Lightwaves

108head.jpgThis year has been our most successful Young Adult Program fundraiser yet, raising more than the last two years combined.

We were overwhelmed by the generosity of donors to this year’s 108 Sun Salutation Fundraiser which has so far raised close to $11,000 from approx 70 donors, with more anticipated. This year has been our most successful Young Adult Program fundraiser yet, raising more than the last two years combined. We have heard from various people that more is to come and we offer up a massive thank you to all those who participated, pledged and donated this year.

108At 9:00 a.m. in the Radha Room we gathered together and were led in a Divine Light Invocation by Ashram resident, Deborah Pohorski. Swami Durgananda then led us through the first round of Sun Salutations. From young to not-so-young, we all joined in. With Swami Saradananda’s support, playing Hari Om on the sitar, we began the journey that took most of us 3 hours to complete. Later, over energy-rejuvenating snacks provided by the Ashram kitchen, we reflected together on the balance between the body’s ability and the mind’s resistance, and the spirit’s willingness to transcend both for this inspiring cause⎯the Ashram’s Young Adult Program.

Palma Borzellino, a long-term young adult program participant, had this to say about the event: “I’ve come to a place, after 3 years of participating in this annual fundraiser, of having a deep satisfaction and a new level of knowing that I was taking on this challenge not only for myself, but for all those who will come to Yasodhara for this program in the future.”

From Nina Maloney, another Young Adult participant: “Coordinating and partaking in this event reaffirmed my faith in community and the fact that people working with one another can quickly and effectively pull together what is needed to positively change lives. Inspirational.”

And so it is with immense gratitude that we send out a very big Thank You to the all who have offered of themselves in this and previous years’ fundraisers. We recognize your generosity and want you to know that you are making a difference to many people’s lives and that this is appreciated very much.

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