Mon, May 10|
Mantras for South Asia
India, Pakistan, and Nepal are getting hit with a brutal covid situation, and in this live event we'll recite mantras to hold the people there in mind and wish them well. In addition, you can make a donation to an organization helping send relief to India (several are listed).
Time & Location
May 10, 2021, 9:08 a.m. – 9:28 a.m. EDT
About the Event
Many of the ancient spiritual traditions from India use mantras to evoke the wisdom, compassion, and protection of the Universe. In this short session, whether you've never meditated with mantras before or you're a pro, you can join a group as we focus together on the emergency situation unfolding in South Asia.
And you're invited to donate to an organization offering emergency relief if you have funds to spare. For a list of suggested organizations, please see my colleague Kritee's article "Help India Breathe" in Lion's Roar online magazine.
Here are those organizations (copied from the article linked above):
- Oxygen for India: This GoFundme campaign is trying to raise 1 million USD to deliver 3000 oxygen concentrators to India at a record cost of $350 per concentrator. I am personally inspired by their creative approach to helping cities which are not in the limelight right now.
- Coronavirus Relief Fund (Ketto): This portal hosts many individual fundraisers for supporting individual families in dire financial need. The Mission Oxygen (accepts donations from non-Indians) initiative under this Ketto Fund was started by a group of respected Indian entrepreneurs who post regular updates on the progress of procuring concentrators for India.
- Goonj: This respected disaster relief organization is providing essentials (includes food, supplies) for communities across India.Their initiative ‘Rahat’ was started last year. Their immediate and long-term support measures in cities and villages are addressed to families who due to paucity of resources and livelihood options were badly affected by the pandemic. You can read more about their approach, ground reports on the link.
- Help the land of Buddha breathe: A campaign started by myself [Kritee] to send 25 oxygen concentrators to five hospitals in South India. I’m personally involved in the logistics of this project!