Just getting off a conference call with many of the Seva Challenge particpants, all of whom are committed to raising twenty thousand dollars by the end of this year. Yep, you read that right — twenty big ones, $20K. It’s a lot of money for one person to raise, especially in this contractive economic climate — both financially and emotionally. Thankfully, on a psycho-spiritual level, we are all becoming more expansive than ever, seeing the immense possibilities not in spite of the great challenges we face, but because of them. And we’re not really raising this money alone — we’re raising it community, in several layers of community that extend across the planet, from the participants themselves (ourselves) to all the yogis and yoginis getting on their mats each day, to all the friends and family and colleagues and seemingly random encounters we have had and will continue to have that will yield meaningful connections.
One event I am already planning in my head is a screening of War/Dance. This Academy-award-nominated documentary is one of the most affecting I have ever seen (and I’ve seen a lot of documentaries). Will send out details as soon as we find a place and date…and we need a projector, too!