Throughout this year, we’ve been blessed by the continuing daily presence of Christine, and by all the wisdom she has gained over 100 winters and 99 springs. Here she is last week, smiling at you from her front porch, holding Easwaran’s favorite daffodils.
Her unfailing commitment to her meditation practice, to Easwaran’s work, and to everyone who responds to him is a guiding light of Ramagiri Ashram and the BMCM. In the midst of tumultuous times, our spiritual schedule hasn’t skipped a beat, and neither has she. We’re thrilled that she is still going strong to celebrate this 60th anniversary year of the organization she helped found.
As the BMCM navigates these uncertain times, we remain firmly rooted — in Easwaran’s timeless wisdom, the enduring foundational principles that Christine has established, and a deep commitment to fulfill our mission while keeping everyone safe and healthy. Our decisions and pathway forward will also be guided by our strategic choices to continue to “simplify, get sustainable, and go deep.”
Every day, we are full of gratitude to everyone who is saving lives by helping to control COVID-19’s spread and severity. We have well-founded hope that things will change soon, yet we are not naive enough to think that “winter” is over. Global crises are with us. But what a beautiful, powerful spring. We can all keep it going together.
And it will always be the season for serious daring. “Mastering the mind is an adventure that should appeal to anyone with daring who wants to make a contribution to life,” says Easwaran. Thank you for being part of that adventure, and for all your contributions to a brighter world. They have never felt more important.
With all our mantrams and best wishes,