The ISDS Winter fundraising campaign for this year has begun. This is a great time to reflect and be thankful for the teachings and compassionate activities of our spiritual teacher, Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya. We can also be very thankful to the supporters of ISDS who have also been making everything possible over the years. ISDS always finds a way to make the most impact with what resources it has available. If everyone who reads this message decides to make a contribution, that would go a long way towards meeting our fundraising goals for this year.
ISDS has accomplished many new things over the last year. In 2017, ISDS released many new videos, including "The Age of Anti-Guru", "Spiritual Practice is Everything", and "Authenticity", among others. We also published the new, expanded edition of Sri Acharyaji's popular book Living Dharma to great acclaim, and Sri Acharyaji's first German language book (Einführung in den Vedanta Ausgewählte Vorträge von Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya) was published.
Sri Acharyaji has traveled several times this year to conduct very successful teaching events at a Buddhist temple in Nebraska. His biggest event was a talk that he gave to 150 people titled "How to Stop Suffering." The video of that talk will be available to view by the end of this year. The main monk and founder of the temple is an enthusiastic supporter of Sri Acharyaji's teaching mission.
Also this year, Sri Acharyaji has begun a major new class at our Omaha temple on select verses of the Srimad Bhagavatamthat he has translated himself. This ongoing class is expected to cover several hundred of the most important verses of the Srimad Bhagavatam.
Every year, Sri Acharyaji provides services for important Vedic holidays such Janmashtami (Sri Krishna's Birthday) and Guru Purnima (honoring the gurus of our sacred lineage), as well as performs important Yagyas for the benefit of humanity and the peaceful ushering in of the new Golden Age. Also this year, Sri Acharyaji performed a sacred Pitri Puja (Ancestor Puja) to honor those who came before us.
Acharyaji reaches out to those in need in many different ways and provides crucial assistance for spiritual advancement. Acharyaji’s students organized activities on campus to reach out to college students, with Acharyaji personally appearing on campus to teach. He also spoke to a rapt audience at Unity church this year. Acharyaji conducted a half dozen interviews, and spoke on radio shows such as THA Talks and Positive Head. Acharyaji continues to write and provide spiritual guidance to his students, including Yoga teachers who he trains personally.
Sri Acharyaji's work, including his videos and books, are filling a desperate need that many people have to hear spiritual Truth and find real and lasting relief from personal suffering, trauma and grief. The spiritual Truth that Sri Acharyaji teaches is the best and only permanent true solution to address the great spiritual suffering that many people are experiencing in recent years especially.
November/December 2017 marks the beginning of our annual Winter fundraising campaign. Our goal for this year is to raise $10,000. In addition to requiring funds for general operations of the ISDS for the rest of the year, the ISDS needs to replace our primary iMac computer. Our current one is seven years old and has major problems that can't be repaired for a reasonable cost. We would like to replace it with a more powerful iMac that is more ideal for video editing. We have updated the wishlist below with some of the latest urgently needed items to be used for outreach.
Thank you so very much for your kind support and donations toward furthering the teaching mission of Sri Acharyaji and the International Sanatana Dharma Society. The ISDS wishes you abundant blessings and happiness for this coming new year.
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International Sanatana Dharma Society
13917 P St.
Omaha, NE 68137-1533
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The ISDS Spiritual Outreach Wishlist
UPDATE: We need to replace an old well-used computer for video editing. In addition, we need to do some maintenance and repairs on the ISDS temple grounds, which house the murtis of Sriman Narayana.
"It is in joyously giving of ourselves that we grow spiritually." - Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya
We have big plans to release more videos, books, and more on truly authentic Sanatana Dharma by our deeply revered Acharya, Sri Dharma Pravartaka. The ISDS is on an outreach mission to bring the world closer to God. We are asking for certain items to help grow the level of ISDS spiritual outreach in 2017. Please consider making an offering towards the items on the Wishlist below.