Friends of the Ashram

Purpose of Friends of the Ashram

A warm welcome to join Friends of the Ashram and be part of its ongoing growth and development over the next few years and decades, as it continues to be a centre of yogic excellence, and an invaluable resource for countless seekers such as yourself.

Mandala Yoga Ashram has served as a beacon to genuine spiritual seekers for over 30 years. Each person has approached the Ashram with their own unique needs, whether searching for deeper understanding and insight, or needing fresh inspiration in life, or simply the supportive space to face and release old habitual patterns of behaviour that are otherwise constraining their lives. Whatever the reason, thousands of people have found what they need by spending time in the vibrant and transformative energies of the Ashram.

Swami Nishchalananda (Swamiji) pioneered the Ashram in the early years, and sustained it as it became more established, often through personal sacrifice and ongoing hard work. His example has inspired those of us here now to be passionate about the service we give to the Ashram, giving fully of ourselves, as we hold firm to his vision as to the unique purpose and value of this ashram in today’s world.

As Swamiji becomes less active than he used to be, it is his clear wish that the Ashram continues as a spiritual beacon for many years to come. His vision is for the Ashram to become even more recognised as a centre of yogic excellence; a centre where authentic yoga and meditation is taught, free from isms and dogma, so that this science of awakening and transformation becomes even more accessible in an age where there is such need.

To safeguard the future of the Ashram a steady and stable flow of income through ‘Friends of the Ashram’ needs to be ensured. While ongoing course income, and periodic donations, allow the Ashram cover some of its day to day running costs, further funds are needed to maintain and enhance the facilities it offers, without making course costs unaffordable.

Being a Friend of the Ashram allows you to play a vital role in supporting the ongoing mission of the Ashram and the invaluable service that it offers, not just to you but to countless others into the future, including those on low incomes.

By making a monthly, or annual donation, you would become part of a much greater whole; a dedicated body of people who have been touched by the Ashram in some way and who then make an affordable contribution so that the Ashram can continue to uplift and inspire the lives of so many.

Watch a short video by Swami Krishnapremananda here outlining Friends of the Ashram.

Below we have given suggested amounts that we hope are affordable to most and that are in line with other organisations that rely so much on their supporters for their ongoing viability (such as the National Trust, RSPB etc).

We can’t offer you any shiny badges or special gifts! What we can assure you is that your contribution will be most gratefully received and will go directly towards putting the Ashram on a more sustainable financial footing, to allow it to continuing shining as a beacon for the next 30 years and beyond.

Practical Steps to Joining Friends of the Ashram

Contribution amount

This needs to be an amount which you can comfortably afford, and happily give. Your contribution may be small scale, yet with the support of many others like you, it will greatly benefit the Ashram’s future. The regular income from monthly contributions is most beneficial.

Suggested amounts for monthly contributions are:

  • if you receive a higher income, then £25 or higher
  • if you receive a standard income, then £5- £15
  • if you receive a lower income, then £3 - £5

These are suggested amounts and you can of course choose your own figure, or if you prefer, you can give an annual contribution.

How to give

To make it practical for both yourself and the Ashram, its easiest to set up a standing order from your bank account to the Ashram bank account. This is easy to do via online banking, or via your branch. Include your name as a reference, and kindly contact the Ashram to confirm when it is set up.

Barclays Bank
Sort Code: 20-18-54        
Account Number: 10914258

For non-UK donors, you will also need:
IBAN No: GB24 BARC 2018 5410 9142 58
SWIFTBIC: BARCGB2

You can of course cancel the standing order whenever you wish, or adjust it depending on your changing circumstances.

If you’re inspired to support the Ashram, yet feel unable to set up an ongoing donation for whatever reason, then you can offer a one-off donation using the details above, the 'Donate Now' button on the homepage, or by sending a cheque (payable to Mandala Yoga Ashram) to Mandala Yoga Ashram, Pantypistyll, Llansadwrn, Llanwrda, SA19 8NR.

Thank you! Your support and generosity are deeply appreciated. Swamiji, the Ashram trustees, and all of us in the Ashram team send you our heartfelt gratitude and fondest regards.