Dakshina: Yoga’s Practice of “Giving Back"
When you follow your impulse toward generosity by making a financial contribution to support your teacher and the teachings, you are engaging in the ancient yogic practice of dakshina.
Dakshina is unconditional giving, motivated by a pure inner impulse and dedicated to a higher purpose. You give from a bhav (feeling, mood) of gratitude and love for your yoga, whatever the size or type of your donation. There is nothing to be gained, except your own Self. Through dakshina you weave your yoga into your wallet!
Have your Ashram’s online offerings benefitted you? If your answer is “yes,” I invite you to join me in Giving Blessings back to the Ashram with your financial support.
Ellen (Lajja) Mitchell, Svaroopa® Vidya Ashram Board President
There are many ways to engage in dakshina to support Swami Nirmalananda, our teachers and programs. See below for one-time donations, monthly contributions and donations from your IRA.
Activities you might like to support
Ashram Freebies - supporting our continuing operations, including our free programs, facilities and staff
Swami Support — supporting Swami Nirmalananda and her work in the world
Ganeshpuri: Yoga in the Village Project — teaching yoga in the local public schools
To discuss your donation, please call us at 610-644-7555.
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.
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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.
The knowing of your own Self frees you from need, greed and fear, so you live in ever-growing inner peace and joy.
What is more important than your progress on the yogic path?
Unconditional giving, motivated by a pure inner impulse and dedicated to a higher purpose.