Why Pranathon? Why fundraise for meditation, yoga and art courses on a college campus? For me, it boils down to stress relief and socialization. When I was in college, the way we blew off steam on Friday nights was going to a party, drinking beer, and smoking weed. It occured to me pretty early on that I wasn't actually rejuvenating myself, and the connections and friendships I made in these altered states weren't actually that deep or meaningful.
The state of relaxation I acheive when meditating, or after yoga, or while drawing or writing DOES refresh me, however. The people I meet and the connections I made through YesPlus are genuine, deep, meaningful connections that are without pretense, judgement, or conditions.
That's why I'm fundraising for Pranathon. It's to give UC Berkeley Students and East Bay community members an alternative to Frat Parties or Bar Scenes. I'm promoting a different kind of altered state of conciousness, one that may seem brand new, but is as old as time itself. The beat of a drum, the rythym of breath, the pure cosmic bliss that comes from being yourself 100%.
I am 100% committed to helping open the doors of effortless, natural happiness and relaxation to UC Students and the whole Berkeley community, and every dollar YOU commit to this cause will open a door for more events like this to be possible!