Newsletter – 11 jan 2020
New Year’s Greetings
- Wishes from Ramchandra
- Wishes from the Children of the School
- Greetings from Abel and the Children of Ram
Dear friends of France and the World
With all the kids,
I’m sending you into the new year 2020
all the best for GOOD HEALTH,
of HARMONY, PEACE and SUCCESS…
AND DIVINE LOVE which is the source of eternal JOY.
I look forward to seeing you here in Nepal in the year 2020,
and if that’s not possible,
when I’m in France this summer,
to share the DIVINE PRESENCE all together.
I look forward to the New Year
and to know you with me on this great PATH…
Did you see everyone’s wishes on the web page?
There’s still time. It will be online until the end of January
It’s here, on the page « Nouvel An »
I wish you a year 2020 that reflects what it is destined to be for Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir. :
a turning point in its evolution.
So why not start the year with a fast? …not fast food…
but a fast of all critical, judgmental or slanderous thoughts and words?
Every wise man on the planet says the same thing. :
when you point a finger at someone and say they’re like this or they’re like that,
there are, in this gesture that points to the other, 3 fingers pointing towards you and saying :
in truth, what I say about each other concerns me three times!
Try to make the gesture and you’ll see the three fingers pointing at you!
Of course, we always think our judgment is true and safe,
that it’s a given… that everyone thinks the same…
and yet: the judge is lying!
All judgment is a lie.
It’s written in the note!
There is great wisdom in all this, very great wisdom!
The judge does not live outside our heads.
He lives warm inside and does his work as a judge 24 hours a day without ever sleeping.
And when there’s no one left to point the finger at the outside of you,
he then turns inward and points out everything that is done wrong every day and in life!
You know it, don’t you?
That’s the best I can wish for you: to be free of the inner judge.
So 7 days… or 21… or 40… of fasting from any critical, judgmental or slanderous thought…
to launch a new dynamic of life in inner peace and tranquility for 2020,
Would you like that?
Life is suddenly so much simpler and more peaceful…
when you stop caring about others and watching what they do or don’t do!
so much simpler and more peaceful!
This is my wish for this new year for each and every one of you:
a simple and peaceful life.
At the request of one of the readers of the newsletter, you can respond directly below to the wishes of Ramchandra and the children.
2019 ACTIVITY REVIEW
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Container for Nepal
It’s buggy at the borders and in the government administrations.
We searched, found a professional partner… and it never got any further.
Health cure in Gulmi
It was announced in November 2019. But it was not the time.
It’s only a postponement. Dates have been set. It will take place in the spring of 2021.
Welcome to the Himalayas of Health!
Ramchandra and the SAYM therapists will meet you in Gulmi…
April 27 to May 17, 2021
under the supervision of Binita, a child of the ashram who completed her studies in Ayurvedic medicine in 2019.
She is now officially a doctor.
THE CD with the kids.
Last year: the book…
This year: the sites and other actions of organizations…
THIS famous CD with children has not even reached the conception stage yet. It remains a project in the invisible.
Will it ever see the light of day?
Maybe he is waiting for the right moment to be conceived and start his gestation.
We will see.
To be continued.
ACTIVITY REVIEW 2019
An active anthill
Several dozen people were involved in a multitude of different actions throughout the year:
– organization of evenings or days with Ramchandra
– book sales
– fundraising events
– solidarity sales
– group organizations to come to Nepal
– and so on
It is a HUGE work of ants that has been done, the breeding ground for the work done for the SAYM in France.
Infinite gratitude to each and every one!
Special dedication to Marie-Claude who, since my departure to Nepal, has been taking care of sending the books, going to the bank, receiving the mail, etc… She does a superb job.
The book "Ramchandra, the Children of the Himalayas"...
It was published on 20 June 2019… at the time of the summer solstice. I just became aware of it.
End of December: 570 books have been sold since its release!
It’s a success due to a lot of people.
Many thanks to each of them.
And do you know what?
At the beginning of the year 2020, a box of books has just left for Quebec!
It’s a new stage. Crossing the Atlantic is always a door to the new world.
As a result, Ramchandra will surely go to Quebec. In the year 2020? I don’t know? We’ll see.
It’ll be 2021. The ad just arrived in my mailbox. September – October!
The numerous feedbacks about the book are very positive and sometimes very intense, both during its reading and afterwards.
A few people shared that just holding the book consciously in one’s hands is enough to feel energy, light and blessing descend into oneself. Some of them, unknown, made a point of calling to testify to these blessings and give thanks.
May this wind of inspiration continue to grow and the book gradually spread to the four corners of the Francophonie.
The School Layout
More than €12,000 was raised in 2019 for the school’s furnishings.
This campaign will be closed with the next Happymalaya trip.
And the farandole of collections continues until the end of January!
You can still join it and collect a couple of drops of cash here and there. A personalized poster can be made like this one.
You may be the one who will meet THE patron who will make SAYM change dimension?
Initially, Ramchandra had the idea of opening an ashram in each of the 71 regions of Nepal!
After 27 years he is now at 3.
But every ten years an ashram is born from the beginning: In 1993 it was the beginning of the adventure in Kathmandu. In 2003, the Terai Ashram was born, and in 2013, after many ups and downs, the ashram in Ramchandra’s birth region, Gulmi, was also born.
So, in 2023?
The first retreats with Ramchandra in France
They brought together 23 pioneers, 14 in Brittany and 9 in the Monts du Lyonnais.
In several of them, the effects are still active. For some, this meeting was an important turning point in their lives.
This is the beginning of an adventure that could last ∞
For now, see you in the summer of 2021!
From 9 to 15 July: in Ardèche
From 20th to 26th July: in Brittany
From 5 to 11 August: in Charente
Solidarity actions and travels
As far as possible, each traveller is invited to take advantage of his trip, whether alone or in a group, to develop solidarity actions before and after his stay in Nepal.
Solidarity contributions: each traveller is invited to take full advantage of the number of kilos offered by the airline company to fill the suitcases to the maximum and take various useful things to SAYM.
Invitation is made to travel with Air India, the only ones to offer to take 2 suitcases of 23 kg in the hold.
More than 40 pounds have thus travelled to Kathmandu to be sold for the benefit of the ashram.
A list of requirements, kept as up to date as possible, is available here.
Fundraising: As part of the trip, everyone, in the context of their profession, family, hobbies or community involvement, is invited to raise some funds for SAYM.
Solidarity sales: at the end of the trip, everyone is invited to fill the empty space in their suitcase(s) with ashram products to make some solidarity sales on their return.
This farandole of solidarity sales, in addition to the events with Ramchandra during the summer, enabled an additional amount of resources of around €5,000 for SAYM. It’s always that much more!
A new endowment for the Kathmandu kitchen
15000 € endowment was obtained thanks to Sophie’s work to support the creation of a steam kitchen in Kathmandu. A first payment of 7500 € was made in 2019. The second half will be paid in 2020, when the first equipment will have been purchased.
The Quilts and Blankets Donation Campaign
To date, 5700 € have been raised in one month… not counting what other associations have collected in the same time.
We didn’t expect such a response!
A thousand THANKS to the fifty or so people who have offered their contributions.
And it continues to this day!
You can still participate.
2019 FINANCIAL REVIEW
Four independent budgets
- The Operating Budget
It is used to finance the operation of the association.
- Memberships are the only products of this budget.
- Operating expenses can be broken down as follows:
- Websites management fees – Children of Ram and Portal SAYM under construction
- Bank charges – Account maintenance and transfer fees
- Communication costs – Banners and Flyers
- Insurance fees – MAIF
- Solidarity membership in Kokopelli
- Administrative expenses – Crédit Mutuel’s share of administrative expenses
- Equipment costs – Used power cord and computer to work in Nepal
- The Administration Budget
It is used to cover travel on mission expenses – reimbursed to the extent of the specific revenue in this budget which is :
- The copyright of 2 € per book that Abel leaves to the association for this budget
- Some sales of Abel’s personal belongings that landed there through a special circumstance contest … and that Abel leaves to the association
- The repayment of part of its margin on Happymalaya trips by the travel agency Le Monde en Rendez-Vous
- The Book Publishing Budget
- Revenue shall consist of :
- The association’s share of €10 per paper book sold up to the repayment of the initial investment.
- Shipping costs received with orders
- Expenses :
- Printing expenses
- Transport costs from the print shop to the various stock locations
- Mailing envelopes
- Postal charges
- Revenue shall consist of :
- The SAYM Budget where 100% of the proceeds go to Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir.
Profits and deficits
Our rule of conduct: that each budget is autonomous and balanced in 3-year increments… except for the SAYM solidarity budget, which is perfectly balanced each year.
Operating budget shows a deficit of €302
It will be carried over to the 2020 fiscal year and will undoubtedly be quickly met
Administration budget shows a profit of € 1473
It will, of course, be carried over to the 2020 fiscal year.
Having no idea how much travel is going to be required this summer and how to pay for it, we will see how things evolve with this budget.
But one of my missions in Nepal for this year 2020 is to get to know the country better in order to be able to talk about it, and especially to be better able to explain and detail what kind of tailor-made trips can be set up for groups wishing to come to Nepal.
I have already started this mission on a few occasions this autumn 2019 and am working with Prem on several projects in 2020 and beyond.
Part of this budget could fund this so as not to impact the SAYM budget here in Nepal.
To be continued!
Publishing budget shows a deficit of €570
Few would have bet on such a small deficit at the end of the first six months of the book’s existence!
570 books having been sold, only 57 books remain to be sold to absorb the initial investment.
As a reminder, the printing of the book was financed by the generosity of Life in the form of an anonymous loan… which we hope will turn into a donation. This made it possible to act as soon as the book was finished writing, without having to wait to pre-sell it and without having to launch a participatory financing operation. What luck!
As soon as the initial investment has been recovered, the associative part on the book will be removed.
20 € per book sold will go to Nepal.
If the anonymous loan is definitively transformed into a donation, which seems to be taking shape more and more, the working capital it represents will be allocated to new creative projects: CDs with children, a new book, etc., or even translation of the book into English… making a documentary on the SAYM… on Auronepal, etc. There is no shortage of needs and projects!
The SAYM solidarity budget is perfectly balanced
The membership campaign for this new year is open!
Memberships are the association's only resource for its operation.
It is a chosen discipline, a rule of conduct that we gave ourselves from the start of the association.
It is indeed out of the question to take anything from the donations and resources intended for the SAYM.
FREE OF CHARGE and RECOGNITION to each member.
Welcome among the financial bearers of this association which allows many actions to support the SAYM and the children.
Projected operating expenditure for 2020
In addition to the traditional expenses of insurance, web portal and newsletter management fees, Kokopelli membership and bank charges, communication costs are likely to be higher this year..
In fact, it is planned, on my return to France, to do a big communication work for Auronepal Travel & Trek and for the Tapobhumi Center of Gulmi. Flyers are going to be made and the association is looking for opportunities to participate in some wellness or travel fairs and some yoga events and festivals.
At the same time, all other actions will continue to serve the outreach of SAYM.
The NEW SAYM WEB PORTAL
A wild adventure
It’s an adventure I never imagined it would involve.
I’ve been working there more than full time since my arrival… while working on the digital book whose work for the photos is a thousand times more consequent than I had also imagined.
It’s going to take many more weeks… I was talking about the web portal… but that’s also true for the book.
Several pages are now online… but many are still empty!
This does not prevent you from traveling through the site.
Every day he grows a little bit bigger.
I invite you to be a conscious and active visitor.
You will be able to help me without doing much and participate in this creation.
Participate in its creation in all simplicity
By dint of writing and rewriting, I end up no longer seeing the obvious.
We welcome your feedback also for correct this, modify this, add here or there some important information.
You can also participate more actively!
In many ways!
– Choose to write the first content of a page of empty pages that attracts you… and that I will complete if necessary…
– Choose to write an article or two to appear on the blog:
– Tell your adventure at SAYM, or with Auronepal Trek, or on a group trip…
– Choose to write an article on an aspect of SAYM that has particularly touched you…
– Choose to write an article about Nepal: a particular visit, a dimension that touches you, etc.
– You can especially leave an opinion on
– Le livre
– Auronepal Trek
– Le Sri Aurobindo Yoga Mandir
– The WEB Portal
I really urge you to take ten minutes for those first three opinions…. I am the first to look at the content of the notices before buying certain things on the net or engaging in some action with someone. Then your participation is important. No matter how small, it can help spread the word about the book, SAYM and Auronepal Trek.
I let you discover the WEB portal… well, what is visible at the moment!
2076 – Grade 8
Occupation, Business and Technology Education
Time : 1h30
Full Mark : 50
1. What is an agricultural expert? Mention the required qualification to be an agricultural expert and write the importance of it.
2. Suppose your friend’s brother is willing to go to foreign employment. List the sources from where he can get information about it.
3. List the name of technical education providing institutions in the content of Nepal. Introduce one of them
1. Define Business. How does marketing management play significant role in smooth operation of business
2. Nepal government has been encouraging the people living in city area to do vegetable farming on the roof. What are the benefits of doing vegetable farming on the roof ?
3. What is necessary of packaging in finished product? Explain
4. Write any four methods of drying fruits and vegetables. Describe any one.
5. List any five name of medicinal herbs with their part parts used and list diseases to be cured.
6. List the ingredients required to prepare « Sel Roti* » and write the process of « Sel Roti Making »
7. Write the name of tools which are used in wood and stone carving and also write their functions.
8. List the instruments which are used in sewing and write about their use.
9. Explain the method of quality control and storing of cattle product.
10. Poultry farming is going to be one of the major commercial occupation in Nepal. Justify this statement.
11. Explain about the method of pasture preservation of swine food.
12. What are the way pf preservation of fish product?
13. What are the advantage of bee keeping?
1. What is local technology? Write the disadvantages of traditional Owen (schupo).
2. Write any five code of conduct while using internet.
*For information : Sel roti is Nepali traditional bread. Sel roti are rounded edibles, compared to the shape of round donuts. However, Sel rotis are thin and biger in size. It is made mainly of Rice flour, water, sugar, cooking oil and ghee.People sometime prefer banana and coconut mixed on it.
Sel Roti is served as confectionery bread generally with Puri (another type of bread), tea and/ or other hot beverages.
Some use milk instead of water to make sel- paste. However, it is advisable to use water to preserve for longer period. Sel roti is made and served though out Nepal in the festival of Tihar (Dipawali), during wedding parties and other ceremonies. It is essential food in most of Nepalese cultural and traditional events.
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