Serve a Living Tradition.
The Grounds Repair and Campus Expansion Fund will improve the facilities at our international campus here in Honesdale, Pennsylvania, so that we can continue our important work in yoga, meditation, spirituality, and holistic health, as well as our global humanitarian projects. Recently we discovered the need for repairs to our 58-year-old septic system that will cost over one quarter of a million dollars. There are also several smaller projects that can no longer be delayed. We have outlined these projects and their estimated costs in the right hand column so you may have an overview of these needs.
How you can help today!
The most convenient way to help is with a direct contribution using the form to the right.
The Himalayan Institute
Attn: Project GRACE
952 Bethany Turnpike
Honesdale, PA 18431
Gifts can also be made by calling:
800-822-4547, option 2
Project GRACE Needs
|Septic Field Repair
Repairs & Expansion
|Main Building Roof Repairs||$25,000||$50,000|
|Water Well Retrofit||$35,000||$0|
GRACE Update by Project
Septic Field Repair & Expansion
With your generous donations, we’ve been able to complete phase 1 of our much-needed septic field project. This includes a new field and pipes. For the next phase, we need to connect it across the entire campus.
Residential Housing Repairs & Expansion
Many of our houses and buildings needed new roofing, paint, new appliances, electrical and other updates.
Main Building Roof
We’ve begun work on repairing areas of the roof. We began by fixing an area over the meditation hall which was completed last year.
Water Well Retrofit
In order to comply with current regulations, we had to retrofit our well system. This project is complete!
We had a major flood due to a tree root plugging our roof drainage as well as some severe storms that damaged buildings and downed trees.
I am a fellow member writing to appeal for your assistance. It has recently come to my attention that major repairs to the Institute’s Honesdale campus have become a priority.
During a casual conversation with Panditji on our recent eco-service trip to Mexico, I learned of the failing septic system and other repairs that are desperately needed to the Honesdale campus. The cost is quite high. Later in this trip, our group discussed the possibility of a fund drive, and it is in that spirit that I am writing to you today.
I have been involved with the Institute for many years; sometimes more, sometimes less. I’ve attended lectures, the first with Swami Rama in 1976. I participated in the Self–Transformation Program for a month in 1985, taught some hatha yoga classes in the early 1990s, and joined trips to India in 2005 and 2006. As I look back, wondering at it all, I recognize the importance of the teachings underlying these experiences; and I feel a sense of duty to give something back at this time of need.
Perhaps this reflects in some way your own experiences with the Institute; and I hope that you will join me in contributing to this fund drive for the Honesdale campus’s needs.
Rexford, New York
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