Thank you for taking out your time and reading my story.
I am fundraising for the SKY Silence Retreat happening from Jan15- Jan 18, 2021. During this retreat, I would be learning about different aspects of spirituality, and how to detoxify our inner self including but not limited to profound meditations and morning yoga. By participating in this retreat, I would be able to utilize these tools and techniques to improve my mental health and answer to my questions like 'Who am I, what's my purpose to be on this planet, and how I can serve people who needs me?'
I am doing PhD in understanding how Alzheimer's disease is caused and how can we prevent it. But getting this PhD position was a different struggle all together. From 2015, I was in depression due to various factors happening in my life. I started learning meditation on my own which helped me to some extent. But I knew somewhere I need to learn the meditation technique and understand things in a better way by the expert. It is said that 'When student is ready, teacher appears'! After coming to USA, my cousin introduced me to Art of Living and I did my first Happiness retreat in April 2020. The SKY practice helped me in calming my chatter mind and relaxing myself. I had my existential questions from 2017 but it started coming strongly during SKY practice this year. As Sri Sri says the one who knows these answers won't tell you so I want to experience by myself. I want to explore the truth within me and for that I want to do this Silence course.
I hope you will be willing to donate to help me expand my knowledge and to manage my mental health so I can keep heading in this positive direction that I am currently going in. Please know that any dollar amount no matter how small means everything to me. If there happens to be a surplus for any reason it will be used for other person who wants to do this retreat but is facing financial challenge like me.
Thank you and Happy holidays!
- Richa Deshmukh
- Swetha Irkulla
- Shruti Bhandari
- Prithviraj Pawar
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