Celeste

Celeste Marokus Ashland, Oregon, USA   I often reflect upon Ācārya’s words spoken at the beginning of this: “the real cause of this burning problem is the violence conducted in this earth about insects, animals, birds. Or even all different types of living beings, including vegetation. We are too selfish”. During this time of Covid,…

Silence, Sound and Sattva

    Laura Roll from Ashland Oregon, USA; I have the good fortune of being part of the Ashland Jivana group. I am 57 years of age, a mother of two children – transitioning to adults ☺ – and the daughter of two healthy parents that have been married 60 years this April. The COVID…

Śraddhā

Mar, Portugal   Hello, lovely community of Sadvidya! It has been such a pleasure to read all of the personal stories everyone has been sending in, to get to know each other better and to share our experiences in these challenging times. My name is Mar and I moved to Portugal in May 2018, to…

Not just Samskrta

Zé Pedro, Portugal   Hello to everyone that will read this small text. My name is José Pedro, usually, people call me Zé Pedro or JP, and I live in Carcavelos, Portugal. Covid hit us, officially, by end of March 2020, when the Portuguese authorities implemented the lockdown. However, many people, including us, had already…

The North Star

Carole, Ashland Group     The blessings, insights, and eye-opening perspectives illuminated through the Sacred Scriptures and teachings from Ācārya, and more recently Ganapathi; the mentorship of Kristin, our group discussions and assignments, and the Ayurvedic nourishment I have received from this divine knowledge (and continue to receive), is difficult to articulate clearly. In the…

Regina

Regina, Alcabideche Portugal     My name is Regina, I live in Portugal in a small village called Alcabideche. I am Brazilian and moved to Portugal with my husband 27 years ago. I did the opposite of my parents who moved to Brazil as children with their parents after the Second World War. My children…

Covid In America

Hello, My name is Laura Gaudioso, soon to be Laura Winter in September 2021! We are located in West Medford, OR. I live in a cute little purple cottage on a one-acre farm that I rent from my friend Terry. He has chickens that roam freely in the backyard and I get to feed them…

Home

Maura, California       Joaquin and I live in a meadow alongside one of the world’s most stunning rivers, the South Fork of the Smith River in the Siskiyou Mountains of Northwest California. We walk a mile over a ridge on a foot path to our home. Covid gave further permission to be my…

Warmth of India

Dawn, J P Nagar India   my name is dawn and i am an american from colorado living in mysore south india in a small quiet area called j.p nagar.  this corona time of course has been very difficult for many and i am fully aware of the hardships people are facing, but strangely for…