Friends of the Ashram began in early 2018 as a practical way of supporting the ongoing growth and development of the Ashram.
The vision behind Friends of the Ashram is that like-minded people, who have been genuinely touched by the Ashram, will be enabled to support the Ashram via monthly donations affordable to them.
For over 30 years the Ashram has provided an invaluable service to society. Your contribution will enable the Ashram to effectively continue with this mission through the offering of high-quality yogic teachings. This will help so many people to find meaning, harmony and joy in their lives.
By making a monthly donation, you would become part of a much greater whole; a dedicated body of people who wish to make an affordable contribution so that the Ashram can continue to uplift and inspire the lives of so many. Making such donations can itself be a spiritual practice, the practice of dakshina – selfless giving – which is common throughout many of the world’s great spiritual traditions.
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 keeping the Ashram on a sustainable financial footing; this will allow it to continuing shining as a beacon during these times when its teachings are so sorely needed.
This needs to be an amount which you can comfortably afford depending on your income, and happily give. Your contribution may be small, yet with the support of many others like you, it will greatly benefit the Ashram’s future. Standard amounts range from £3 - £30 per month or higher.
How to give
A very simple way is to set up a a standing order from your bank account to the Ashram bank account. Kindly contact the Ashram via firstname.lastname@example.org or +44(0)1558 685358 to ask for the Ashram bank details. You can then easily set up such a standing order via online banking, or via your branch, including your name as a reference.
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. Friends of the Ashram income has already been used towards key Ashram renovation projects and will be used towards developing sustainable energy sources for the Ashram.
Swamiji, the Ashram trustees, and all of us in the Ashram team send you our heartfelt gratitude and fondest regards.