Monthly Archives: July 2014

HONORING A SAGE – THONDU STYLE‏

Greetings, As you all know, 2014 is Yogaswami’s 50th Anniversery Guru Puja. To honor this remarkable sage, we have initiated a few small service projects. One of them is helping needy students in Sri Lanka. The All Ceylon Hindu Congress has printed 50,000 Exercise books (notebook) to be freely distributed among these students. The Exercise book’s outer cover has a picture of Sage Yogaswami and the inside cover has a brief biography his life. By publishing these books we achieved three...

ANJALI’S BICYCLE PROJECT

Nine year-old Anjali lives with her family in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada. One day, Anjali saw a fund-raising program on TV about the “Me to We” Foundation. This particular program was about children raising funds to donate bicycles to poor students in Africa who walked many miles to school every day. Anjali asked her mother how poor children in her native country, Sri Lanka, travelled to school. Anjali’s mother replied that when she was growing up, she also used...

A YOUNG MAN’S INSPIRATION HELPS TO BUILD A LIBRARY

Greetings, During my travels through Sri Lanka, I was made aware of a school in Kokilai, a fishing village in the Mullaitivu District. This region was greatly damaged during the war, and community was in the process of slowly rebuilding the school. For the school library, the students were using a small sheltered patio with a coconut-leaf thatched roof and plastic tarps for walls. Last June, during my summer camp program I offer in Chicago, I mentioned this library to my students...

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