THE YOGA OF MONEY: How the Ashram's Finances Work
By Rob Gold & Gurudevi Nirmalananda
As a not-for-profit organization, the Ashram is committed to offering teachings free of charge, both in person and through our Virtual Ashram. It is your generosity that makes these free services possible. Our fundraising campaigns and the many continuing donations provide over one-third of our financial support, which takes financial pressures off Gurudevi so she can focus on teaching. In addition, many sevites are offering important support that helps keeps our budget low.
We do offer programs with tuition: year-long programmes, weekends, retreats and professional trainings. In addition, these are held in our retreat facility, hotel or conference center, thus you also cover the costs of your housing and meals. These programs also contribute to the Ashram’s financial profile, yet their primary purpose is to provide in-depth teachings and experiences to yogis attending. They want to attain the highest as well as to share it with others.
In addition, our satsangs are in-person or online events lasting an hour or two. There are no room and board costs associated with these events. Some are free and some have tuition or subscription costs. We continue to provide an extensive calendar of free programming and are grateful for your loving gifts and continuing support which make this possible.
As long as the Ashram is supported by the community in this way, teachings will continue to be offered for free. This is consistent with the ancient model from India, where the teachings support the students and the students support the teacher. Donations are gratefully accepted at these and all other programs we offer as well as any time you feel the impulse of generosity arising inside. Our Board carefully manages all revenues, making sure our services to you are our highest priority. Your gift qualifies as a tax-deductible donation.
You are invited to read Gurudevi's series of articles on "The Yoga of Money" - click here.
OM svaroopa svasvabhavah namo namah