The Global Crisis: A Call to Our Deepest Capacities
We have the privilege of living in pivotal times. The effect of our individual
choices is far-reaching, now and into the future. More than ever, people are searching for
ways to meet the challenge and promise of each day with courage, confidence, and
Through Eknath Easwaran’s teachings, we can discover capacities for love, service, and wisdom we didn’t know we had, and share them with those around us. Your support and participation in this life-changing, world-healing work is a gift to all.
Our Response & How You Can Help
The sudden and profound changes in our world inspired us to create new offerings for you to access Easwaran’s support and wisdom. You can learn about them in this recent letter from our president and at the bottom of this page. Next year the BMCM will celebrate its 60th anniversary, and we are fully committed to serving you for many more years!
Everything we do depends on the generosity of those who benefit from Easwaran’s teachings. The global crisis has affected our finances – and we know it may have affected yours too. We are refunding $70,000 due to canceled in-person retreats, and our book sales fell $20,000 in April. Our staff is very important to our ongoing work, and we are doing all we can to support them and offer stability during this uncertain time. We were grateful to receive federal funding for payroll, which will run out in early July.
Your gift will support us through a transformation in how we share Easwaran's teachings to meet the needs of the times. Our priority at the BMCM has been creating new offerings to help provide support through the crisis:
New special edition of Blue Mountain Journal (digital only)
Your gift will help us to achieve all of this:
Continue to offer free resources for inspiration, such as the Blue Mountain Journal, the Easwaran Digital Library, introductory webinars, weekly programs and more.
Keep Easwaran’s teachings available by investing in our infrastructure and keeping pace with changing technologies – in our archives, publishing, free offerings, and many other areas.
Maintain the simple, beautiful, transformative way of life Easwaran established at Ramagiri Ashram, so that it can continue as a vibrant center of intensive practice and a spiritual touchstone for people around the world.
Build our financial foundation for the future to provide continuity and resilience in a changing world.