By Swami Nirmalananda
Why collaborate? I love it when the deeper answer coincides with the practicalities. I actually don’t do anything without this inner and outer integration.
The deeper answer is that Master Yoga runs on Grace, just as the Ashram does. With the formal separation between them, it’s been a little like “Siva and you — you are “Siva, but you don’t know you are. The good news is that Master Yoga never lost the Grace, largely due to our Teacher Trainers, especially Vidyadevi and Karobi, who continued to work closely with me. Even when I wasn’t physically in the classroom, I always knew what was going on and was able to offer input and blessings.
Our new levels of collaboration are pumping the flow of Grace into Master Yoga in a whole new way. I can see a type of enlivenment reaching into the corners, like sunlight shining onto a plant in the corner at the dawn. Both Boards continue to meet and develop answers — sometimes they have to come up with the questions as well!
The practicalities dictate efficiencies, both for better responsiveness to yogi’s needs as well as to handle your money respectfully, for the organizational funds all come from you, thus we think of it as your money. This also draws the two organizations closer and streamlines activities, including programs as well as our shared Business Manager. We’ve already seen a reduction in the number of emails and other communications needed, both internally as well as coming to you. Our goal is transparency — to keep you up-to-date without burying you in TMI (too much information).
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