Many years ago, I had the opportunity to spend time in the Garhwal Himalayas, at a tiny temple set in a wooded valley. While there, I visited the villages clinging like snowflakes to the steep sides of the mountain valleys, and saw the people scrap a living from the rocky earth. These people worked hard and had almost nothing in the way of the physical comfort that we in the West are so accustomed to.
This past week, a downpour of biblical proportions flooded valleys and canyons, sweeping away villages, dealing death and destruction to these villages, causing vast suffering.
The Himalayan Tradition hospital built by Swami Rama, in Jolly Grant, is doing all it can to provide care and medicine to the victims of that catastrophe, and additional funds are needed to enable continued care.
I've donated and am writing this in the hope that you too will consider donating funds that will be used to provide sorely needed help in the form of medicine and care to the people harmed by the disaster.
Please read the article, Garhwal Disaster Relief, by Swami Veda Bharati, which provides further information on the disaster and also provides information on how to give.