2020 was a year we will all remember for the disruption of the pandemic and the changes it demanded on just about every aspect of our lives. We hope in this time that you, your family and friends have been safe and healthy and that you have found ways to find connections and support.
Key messages for us at the Ashram have been “letting go” and “opening to possibilities.” We have had difficult moments like when we had to lay off all but essential staff and say goodbye to loyal friends; and cutting back our departmental budgets to bare bones. Safety of everyone in our community has been a priority and, like you, we have had the challenge of limiting our contact with others outside our bubble.
Dramatic events like COVID also give us the opportunity to stop and clarify what truly gives our lives meaning and to open to new possibilities.
Swamis Samayananda, Matananda and Lalitananda share some of their experiences of this time.