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Our Latest COVID Initiative in India

We are deeply touched by the compassion and outpouring of love in response to our COVID Relief Effort in India.

 

Inspired by your support, our local team in Varanasi has responded to the needs of those impacted in so many ways. We have been distributing packets with food staples for the last year. Recently we added our COVID kit containing essential vitamins, Ayurvedic immunity support and other items to encourage virus prevention, sanitization and safety.

 

The latest surge of COVID has caused shortages of all kinds. With the overwhelming number of deaths, crematoriums in Varanasi can not handle the volume. This has caused a great demand for cremation wood and prices have become inflated. Already reeling with grief, many impoverished families find themselves unable to afford wood to cremate their loved ones. With no other option, out of desperation, families are releasing the bodies of their loved ones into the Ganges River.

 

Through your generosity, we have set up a program to offer free wood suitable for cremation to those in need. This is such a noble offering that brings great relief to so many grieving families.

 

Our work is not done. The impact of this tragedy is great and it will last for some time. We will continue to adapt our response to meet the call of the times in the months and years ahead.

 

Please help us continue to help those in need by donating here.




Ashram Community Zoom Yoga Classes

Aghor Yoga is a simple path to union with your Divine Self. Once you are aware of the sacred life force (prana) carried with each breath, you can discover the state of union within.

9:00 – 9:45AM PST; 12:00-12:45 EST:  Hatha Yoga with Maria
A gentle yoga practice with a focus on the Breath.

3:00 – 3:45PM PST; 6:00-6:45PM EST: Yoga Nidra with Clarissa
Conscious deep sleep guided relaxation

Suggested class donation: $10:   DONATE HERE
All donations are used to support the Ashram’s social service projects
in the U.S. and India.




History of the Aghor Tradition with Prof. Jishnuji Shankar

In this series of zoom lectures, Dr. Jishnu Shankar shares his vast knowledge of the Aghor tradition within the greater context of Indian history and culture.  Each lecture lasts approximately 50 minutes, with a question and answer period to follow.

 

NEXT LECTURE:  Saturday, May 22, 2021 – 10AM PST  Aghor and Social Action

Click here to register for Zoom lecture: Aghor and Social Action

Suggested Donation for all lectures: $10

 

PAST LECTURES:

History of the Aghor Tradition – An Introduction

Aghor and the Buddha

Aghor and Tantra

*Please contact us at [email protected] for information on receiving recordings of these past lectures.




Zoom Satsang with Babaji

Every Sunday – 9AM PST

Sonoma Ashram’s weekly Sunday gathering is now on Zoom!  Join Babaji and friends from around the world in satsang.

Click here to request more information: Zoom Satsang




Aghor Gram Sewa – Village Outreach Project

Our newest project in India launched in December 2020, to distribute food and blankets to the poorest villages (gram) in North India. Known locally as Aghor Gram Sewa, this initiative has been primarily funded through our sangha and supporters in India, but anyone can contribute in this new opportunity to reach those in need.

Click here to view a slideshow of the Village Outreach Project

Click here to Contribute:  Helping Those in Need




Sarveshwari Times Newsletter

Sarveshwari Times has been an offering of love and has touched the lives of many over the decades.  The Hindi version was originally created by devotees of Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ramji at the start of the Sri Sarveshwari Samooh organization in 1961.  Baba Harihar Ramji carried this tradition to the U.S. when he founded Sonoma Ashram.  Over the years, many have lent their time and energy to keep this flame burning.

We are honored to continue this publication in this new digital media to suit the call of the times.  We hope you can carve out some time each month to enjoy an inspirational teaching from Babaji and some updates on recent events and programs.

Sarveshwari Times – April 2021

Sarveshwari Times – March 2021

Sarveshwari Times – February 2021

Sarveshwari Times – January 2021

Older editions are accessible through our Subscriber Area.  Click here to subscribe and access.




Podcast:  Aghoreshwar’s Pearls of Wisdom with Commentary by Baba Harihar Ram

Every evening Babaji reads a quote of Aghoreshwar Bhagwan Ram from Aghor Book of Wisdom and provides his insight and commentary.

Click here for more information: Pearls of Wisdom Podcast




Podcast:  Sunday Satsang with Babaji

Babaji’s weekly Sunday satsangs are now available as a podcast.

Click here for more information. Sunday Satsang Podcast




COVID Caring Web Page

Various resources to help you stay centered.

Click here for COVID Resources




Life at Bal Ashram – Varanasi, India (August 2020)

Slideshow with recent photos of our Ashram and Boys Hostel in Varanasi, India.

Click here to access the slideshow




COVID-19 Seva Project

Update on our efforts to provide food relief throughout Varnasi, India to those in need.

Read report


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