The Current Situation
Due to a lack of suitable space for offering an ever expanding range of teachings and service, Swamiji's vision of the Soma Matha Spiritual Center emerged. In 2015, Swamiji began for the first time to charge for his puja and yajnam services and we began to raise funds for purchasing a property and opening a dedicated space for prayer services and spiritual teachings. Since that time lot of exciting changes have been occurring. In 2016 we purchased a property near Richmond Virginia, which we are working to renovate the property and to gain the needed permits from the county in order to welcome the public. But the role of project manager has taken a lot of Swamiji's time and limited his ability to offer puja services. In order to begin to offer services to individual clients again and to help raise the needed funds to open the center to the public, Swamiji has been meditating on how to increase the quality of puja services while working around his demanding and ever changing schedule managing the property. Swamiji has envisioned a way to again offer this important service to the public. Swamiji is offering yajnam services to clients for a fee, to help address the spiritual needs of the people and to help raise needed funds for opening our teaching center.
Leading up to the purchase of the property and since we have been here, we have received many generous donations from people around the world who know of Swamiji's work, and a group of dedicated volunteers have accomplished many necessary renovations to the property.
We are still working hard to get the old buildings here ready for use. We are working to prepare applications for needed conditional use permits to the County to enable us to invite the public to the new property. After two years of hard work, we have accomplished many of our goals and it seems we may accomplish our goal soon. We need donations now, more than ever to help enable us to complete the needed preparations. Please use the links at the side of the page to make a donation today.
How else you can help
There are many ways you can contribute, but we are giving a few suggestions here. Pray for our success in opening our center to the public. We are asking those who have benefited from Swamiji's service to write testimonials to help encourage others to donate. Of course, please donate generously as you are able and encourage your friends and family to do so also (Buttons to make a tax deductible donation by card are at the side of this page). Please share this page and forward our emails and to share our post our on your social media pages. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how else you can help.
We are seeking pledges of monthly donations for one year to help us meet our goals
Or donate what you can now
Let us know if you have questions about making a donation or if you would like a receipt for your tax records by emailing email@example.com
Donors of more than 108$ and those who pledge monthly will receive: A photo of Goddess Shakambhari Devi and a small packet of Holy Ash from the Sacred Fire.