Padma's trip to Sri Lanka
Padma has recently returned from two weeks in Sri Lanka where she taught, visited Heart of Living Yoga Foundation projects and initiated new ones. After 2 days of Meditation workshops in Colombo, Padma travelled to Gurudev's Ashram in Kandy, which has just reopened for the first time since he (Sri Swami Satchidananda) left in 1965.Next stop was our village near Kilinochchi in the North where she visited the Elder Wisdom Club, the Sunshine School and laid the first foundation stone for the Lotus Temple. Padma sends Hearts Love to all.
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While in Kandy, Padma met the Director of the Women's Development Centre for abused women and girls (some as young as 10 pregnant after rape by a family member) and visited their Home for Children with Special Needs.
From Kandy, Padma travelled north for 6 hours to reach Kilinochchi. She was accompanied by Sri Kaliyuga and Elizabeth Bourdon. The amazing team of volunteers from Colombo arrived the following day.
We interviewed all the elders and special needs friends to find out their needs ... we have many new projects now!! One old lady with no family left had built herself a small shelter out of sand covered over with a tarpaulin until the rain washed it all away. I would like to buy her a proper hut to live in. Also one for this wonderful old lady in a wheelchair and her husband who live in a tiny tin shed with outside toilet about 100 yards away. In the rainy season her husband is unable to push her chair through the mud to the loo. They are in dire need of proper accommodation.
We also visited our new Sunshine School which has 96 new kids in programme. To give them all lunch and 2 hours extra tuition after school will cost us £4,000 for the year. Let's get fund raising!
Thank you for following our work in Sri Lanka where we are helping the poorest people to recover from a terrible civil war. If you would like to learn more about how you can help us to help them, visit our charity page. Thank you!
May there be Peace on the Earth
May there be Peace in the Heavens
May there be Peace upon and within all the Waters
And may there be Peace in every Heart
Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi