This year, we’re launching an ambitious strategic plan
developed by the Board of Trustees with the support of Christine Easwaran, to
anchor the organization as it moves into the future.
BMCM Strategic Plan 2017 – 2019: Vision Statement
Unite a worldwide community of Eknath Easwaran’s students in developing a deep understanding of his teaching to
- Build enthusiasm for our passage meditation practice.
- Create a better world by releasing our deeper resources.
- Help the BMCM carry on Easwaran’s work.
Read on to learn more about what we hope to
accomplish, and how you can contribute to this lofty project.
A Deep Understanding
Our previous strategic plans have had concrete
actionable initiatives, such as the creation of the Easwaran Digital Library, or the Young Adult Outreach team.
This three-year plan is more abstract and open-ended,
unlike anything we’ve done before. It’s a thrilling undertaking, key to
building a strong foundation for the future, and an opportunity to join
together in a new way.
Our worldwide community already has such depth of
commitment and understanding. This new initiative invites us all to go deeper
in our practice – and to create the resources we need to carry the depth of Easwaran’s
teachings forward for future generations, in a way that is authentic and true
to his spirit.
vision statement has three components, each equally important to the success of
this new plan.
“Put your meditation first and everything else second; you will find, for one thing, that it enriches everything else.”
By deepening our understanding, we can’t help but
build enthusiasm for our practice. Passage meditation is at the core of all of
Easwaran’s teachings – in fact, “deepen your meditation” was often his answer
to any question his students would ask (along with “repeat your mantram”)!