FREE & CLEAR!
WEEKLY SUNDAY UPDATES
DATE: SUNDAY, JANUARY 10, 2021
DONATIONS TO SUNDAY 01/10/21: $1,110,000
DONATIONS STILL NEEDED 01/10/21: $0
Dear Friends and Donors,
On October 3, 2020 we began the public phase of the Free & Clear campaign to raise $1,110,000 to pay off the Temple, Yoga Hall, and a few more smaller loans. That was just 3 small months ago.
We are thrilled to announce that all of those donations have been received including a small portion pledged to be paid soon. This means that the campaign is complete, and we are indeed Free & Clear! It was announced during Sunday Service last Sunday January 10. This was the service to celebrate Paramhansa Yogananda’s birthday commemoration. And what a celebration it was and IS! Were it not covid times, we would have all come together in the temple and yoga hall for a Gala Event to celebrate this grand occasion! But given covid, we shall have to celebrate virtually and inwardly.
We offer heartfelt gratitude to all who have supported Free & Clear:
To the donors, large and small—with gifts ranging from $5 to $278,000+ in size—no gift was too small or too large!
To the illustrious speakers who helped to launch the event:
- Nayaswami Kriyananda (video from temple dedication in 2007)
- Nayaswamis Jyotish & Devi—Spiritual Directors Ananda Worldwide
- Nayaswami Dhyana—Co-Spiritual Director Ananda India
- Nayaswamis Shivani & Arjuna Lucki
- Nayaswamis Narayan & Dharmadevi—Co-Spiritual Directors Ananda Los Angeles
- Shurjo & Narayani—Spiritual Directors Ananda Mumbai
- Badri & Gita Matlock—Badri Assistant manager Ananda Village; Gita led fundraising for Temple of Light at Ananda Village
- Murali—director Ananda Institute of Living Yoga
- Zach & Hailey—managers of Ananda Farm Camano Island
- Bhima Breckenridge—manager, East West Bookshop online & Bothell
And to all the many hundreds who have encouraged us spiritually through prayers & kind words of support.
In addition, special gratitude to those who continue to support the Ananda Washington Ministry Fund with their tithe, which covers the Sangha’s operations and provides spiritual support to thousands each year!
Heartfelt Gratitude and Congratulations to all!
Nayaswamis Hriman & Padma & all your friends at Ananda Washington