तदेतत्त्रयँ शिक्षेद् दमं दानं दयामिति
tadevattrayam shikshed damam dānam dayāmiti
“Learn these three [virtues] - self restraint, charity and compassion for all life.”
- Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 5.2.3 (c. 700 BC)
Dāna, or selfless giving, is an integral part of our dharma (duty) as Hindus. Our sacred texts repeatedly extol the value of dāna as a guiding value for human life. 2018 was a year of growth for Sadhana, across our three areas of seva (service), advocacy, and community-building. From being the only Hindu organization in the Poor People’s Campaign, to presenting at the Parliament of World’s Religions in Toronto, to celebrating Diwali in Brooklyn Borough Hall for the first time, 2018 brought many new opportunities and relationships. Since 2011, Sadhana has been one of the only organizations working both in Hindu communities and social justice spaces to bring our faith into conversation with the pressing social, political, environmental, and economic issues of our time.
We have ambitious goals for 2019 — but we can’t achieve them without your help!
This #GivingTuesday, consider donating any amount you can to Sadhana.
$20 will fund materials for a Sadhana Salon.
$50 will fund puja offerings for a Sadhana Satsangh.
$100 will fund one road trip to a college to speak to Hindu students about connecting their faith to community service.
$150 will fund one of our Project Prithvi beach clean-ups at Jamaica Bay, NY.
$500 or more will help us achieve our goal of hiring a staff person to build Sadhana in 2019.
Please make a donation of any amount possible to Sadhana, a much needed platform for Hindus of conscience to unite in the service of justice for all.
Dhanyavad. Thank you!