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In response to one of our student's desire to help with Nepal Earthquake relief, Ayurvedas World will host a meditation, mantra chanting and kirtan event on Saturday, May 23rd from 11am to 2pm
The attendees of our May 4th full moon meditation event have lovingly contributed toward this cause to help get things started! 🙂
From Neelima's Facebook Post:
- Where: Ayurvedas World (donating venue for event and assisting)
- When: May 23rd, 11am to 2pm (rsvp NOT required)
- Who: Neelima (Ayurvedas World student fron Nepal who will be working with uniteyouthforchange.org and other organizations to raise funds and collect supplies), Nepali musicians, and YOU!
Join me on May 23 for meditation and Kirtan to raise funds for earthquake victims in Nepal. As you all know, the situation there is dire. A week after the massive earthquake killed more than 6,600 people and collapsed buildings, temples and homes, remote villages remain cut off from help. More than 130,000 houses were destroyed in the quake, according to the U.N. humanitarian office. Near the epicenter, north of Kathmandu, whole villages are in ruins, and residents are in desperate need of temporary shelters against the rain and cold. Right now the death toll is continuing to rise by the thousands as the people who actually survived the earthquake aren't getting the food, water, and medical aid they need.
Alone, I can help one person, but together we can help a community. So, let's come together for the people of Nepal. All funds goes to purchase emergency supplies such as masks, work or medical gloves, blankets, water purifiers, first aid kits, bandages, antiseptic wipes, tents and so on. If you want to donate these items, you may put it in the donation box.
We will do meditation, mantra chanting and kirtan with few Nepali musicians.
Why kirtan? Kirtan is a form of bhakti (BHAK-tee) yoga and bhakti is the yoga of devotion, which creates a powerful vibration in the body, affecting a person's mind and spirit.
Lokah samastah sukhino bhavantu. May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to the freedom for all.