We’re writing to introduce some of those new ways to experience his teachings. And as “new” as they are, it’s striking that they are simply extensions of offerings Easwaran himself launched. It reminds us of Rumi’s words: “The forms may change, yet the essence remains the same.”
I want to thank our small but dedicated band of staff and volunteers on three continents who have worked together seamlessly to help keep our operations going and bring these offerings to you.
In This Message:
- Launch of online retreats
- New special edition of Blue Mountain Journal (digital only)
- Update on the new BMCM Satsang Live
- A word about keeping Easwaran’s work thriving, and one way to help
- A short message from Christine Easwaran
Launch of Online Retreats
Earlier this year, a group of intrepid seniors signed up for our pilot online retreat. Several of them had never used Zoom or similar software before, and we had our own learning curve to climb. The retreatants’ enthusiastic feedback, the ease and depth of their participation, and our own evaluation convinced us: Online retreats are not only possible; they open unique opportunities. During these uncertain times, we can practice the invisible art of infusing our homes with ever-deeper love and wisdom.
Online returnee weekend, weeklong, and Setu retreats are now open for registration
. If you haven't attended a BMCM retreat before, an introductory webinar is a great way to get instruction and inspiration. You can watch the recording of one we gave last weekend here
and find more resources here
. Easwaran's spiritual renaissance can start flourishing at your address.
Since the 1980s, in-person BMCM retreats have been treasured times of growth and companionship. We feel honored to continue that tradition with you in this new way!
New Special Edition of Blue Mountain Journal
We’re delighted to share another way to stay connected and go deeper. “Wisdom and Compassion in a Global Crisis” is the new special issue of our journal (digital only), in which Easwaran speaks directly to the challenges and opportunities of our times. You'll also find stories from readers who draw strength from their passage meditation practice while sheltering in place or working on the front lines.
After reading this edition, I felt inspired and hopeful – and deeply thankful to Easwaran. I was struck by how profound his insights are and, at the same time, so practical.