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BENEFITING: SANLAAP NORTH AMERICA INC

EVENT DATE: Nov 14, 2014

Nicolette Bell

THE STORY:

SIMPLY PUT

You join this practice of yoga for 3 months, ask your community to sponsor you and all funds raised go directly to SANLAAP North America, who are the global leaders in eradicating Child Sex Trafficking in India.  

Or if you don't like yoga - don't practice but sponsor someone who is.

Why?  Because we care and we can!

 

WHAT?

Step into Sadhana and slide into the subtle self through sound.  A transformational 3 month personal journey and offering, aiming to develop your Yoga practice whilst raising funds and awareness for proactive anti trafficking organisations.

We are all slaves to something...Bound by our thoughts, behaviours or circumstances.  The motive behind this sadhana is to awaken awareness, to reveal then remove ignorance, suffering and slavery from our individual and collective existence.

 

WHEN?

14th November 2014 to 14th February 2015

Finishing on V-Day where we will DRUM, DANCE & RISE, invoking a REVOLUTION

 

HOW?

Step 1 - 'Register' your Profile and 'Join the Team', then commit to chanting the Tara Mantra daily for 3 months using Japa Mala with variations for Beginners to Advanced (see below).

Step 2 - Pay a donation of $30 as an investment into your sadhana and to directly support SANLAAP North America.

Step 3 - Invite everyone you know to sponsor, participate and/or become advocates for anti-trafficking.

Step 4 – Post at least monthly videos, blogs, comments or creative expressions to our facebook page and your social media sites, revealing your experiences and insights

Step 5 – Raise a stash of cash

Step 6 – On 14th November, 2014, your transformation begins!

Step 7 - .... Continue your Sadhana!

Step 8 – On 13th February, 2015 complete your final personal practice

Step 9 – Take steps to prepare for your VDAY Revolution

Step 10 – On the 14th February 2014 we DRUM, DANCE & RISE, invoking a REVOLUTION

 

WHERE?

Undertake your daily practice ideally at the same time and place each day if you have a regular structured schedule, however given our lives are often mobile, unpredictable and filled with competing demands, as, when and wherever possible is also ok – just make sure it is daily!

Details of our VDay Revolution are coming soon....

 

WHICH PRACTICE IS FOR ME?

...Step 1 - Select your Practice Options;

BEGINNER (New to Sadhana)

Repeat 1 round (108) of your mala daily, chanting the OM mantra aloud (baikhari)

  https://soundcloud.com/nicolette-atmaniddhi-bell/om-1

  https://soundcloud.com/nicolette-atmaniddhi-bell/om_fast

INTERMEDIATE (Those with a current Sadhana)

Repeat 2 rounds (216) of your mala daily, whispering (upanshu) the Tara mantra

  https://soundcloud.com/nicolette-atmaniddhi-bell/tara_mantra/recommended

  https://soundcloud.com/nicolette-atmaniddhi-bell/taramantra_fast

ADVANCED (Those who have had a japa/meditation practice for 1+ yrs)

Repeat 4 rounds (432) of your mala daily, using Manasik of the Tara Bija mantra with tratak or visualisation of Tara Yantra or Murti felt in Sahasra, Vishuddhi or Manipura

https://soundcloud.com/nicolette-atmaniddhi-bell/taramaha

https://soundcloud.com/nicolette-atmaniddhi-bell/taramaha_fast

 

BUT WHAT ARE WE DOING AND WHY?

Sadhana is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘a disciplined and dedicated practice or learning - especially in the fields of spirituality or music’.  Our Yogic community feels at saturation point, and the plethora of modern asana brands having prepared solid foundations for that next step.  The surging swell of seeking has broken on the shoreline of tradition where  I hear ‘I love Yoga but I am looking for the next step, I want MORE!’.....That more is Sadhana!

The expanding of and by personally embracing the practices to take in more of the complete traditional systems of yoga, is Sadhana. These practices will draw you in, allowing yoga to become your own luscious experience, where you will want to deepen the commitment to the richest relationship of your life – the one with yourself.  To invite the heart and soul to experience themselves and let them move gracefully into pure, radiant, transformative inner revolution.  As they do, breaking slavish behaviours and thoughts which shackle, limit, darken and remove you from your expansive true Self.

Liberate yourself through the Sadhana while simultaneously liberating others by gaining sponsorship support from friends, family and colleagues, for your committment.

 

What is Mantra & How does it work?

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1980/cmar80/manveh.shtml

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1981/joct81/manpow.shtml

Japa What? How do I practice Japa Mala? Meditation benefits?

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1977/cmar77/japa.shtml

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAcTIrA2Qhk

What is Nada Yoga?  Is it music?

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/2004/fdec04/nada.shtml

The Science of Sound

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1977/emay77/tmy.shtml

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1982/haug82/tanmus882.shtml

This Goddess Tara – Who is she?  Why are we chanting her name?

http://www.yogaesoteric.net/content.aspx?item=3890&lang=EN

http://vedicgoddess.weebly.com/joy-ma-blog/tara-ma-this-is-the-tantric-goddess-babukishan-worshipped-from-a-very-early-age-as-his-grandfather-the-great-baul-saint-was-also-a-well-known-tantric-tarapith-w-bengal

I don’t believe in GOD, what now?  Isn’t Bhakti only devotion?

http://www.yogamag.net/archives/1992/djuly92/bhkyog.shtml

 

Slavery is a huge problem on our planet and is documented by the ILO (International Labour Organisation) that at any given time over 20.8 Million people are in a defined form of servitude. This stems from the global dysfunctions between men & women, power & impotence, wealth & poverty, whereby we see the largest expressions of slavery through various trafficking and labour avenues.

We hope to see a world where the privilege of our humanity is realized and all individuals rights to self determination are intact and joyously expressed unhindered, unfettered and unbound.

 

Human Rights

http://www.un.org/en/rights/index.shtml

Anti Slavery (of any kind)

http://www.theguardian.com/law/video/2013/sep/28/taken-exposing-sex-trafficking-and-slavery-in-india-video

International Labour Report - 2014

http://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---ed_normdeclaration/documents/publication/wcms_243391.pdf

Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report – 2014

http://www.state.gov/j/tip/rls/tiprpt/2014/?utm_source=NEW+RESOURCE:+Trafficking+in+Persons+Report+2014&utm_campaign=2014.07.16+NEW+RESOURCE:+Trafficking+in+Persons+Report+2014+&utm_medium=email

 

WHO

All funds raised go directly to Sanlaap North America - http://www.sanlaapna.org/ who were developed from and supported by Sanlaap India - http://sanlaapindia.org/ whom I visited while living in India.  Their programs, shelters and philosphy while immediate and responsive are also far sighted and far reaching in terms of the beneficial outcomes and implications. 

 

Research on Regions....

 

2014 TIP Report on India - http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/226846.pdf

2014 TIP Report on Nepal - http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/226848.pdf

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To This Fundraiser

$320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nicolette Bell

    $30

  • Kaye

    $20

  • Garth Ainsworth

    $30

  • Miriam Hart

    $40

  • Weybridge (UK) Yoginis

    $100

  • Sydney Sadhana Series

    $100

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1% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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The Team: $320 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Sydney Sadhana Series

Sydney Sadhana Series

DONATION: $100

Thanks so much Yogis for coming along and supporting this wonderful cause close to my heart xxx 3 years ago

Weybridge (UK) Yoginis

Weybridge (UK) Yoginis

DONATION: $100

Thanks for letting me share my gifts and supporting this project. OM x 3 years ago

Miriam Hart

Miriam Hart

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Garth Ainsworth

Garth Ainsworth

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Kaye

Kaye

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Nicolette Bell

Nicolette Bell

DONATION: $30

Here we go! 3 years ago