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The Exciting Future of For Goodness Sake

Click here to read Director Andy Hill's letter about the future of For Goodness Sake.

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Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, April 20
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Begun in India centuries ago, Kirtan is simply singing and meditation. With harmonium accompaniment we will chant together in English several spiritualized songs brought to this country nearly 100 years ago by Paramahansa Yogananda.

After a period of chanting with deeper and deeper attention and devotion, we will then sit in meditation, absorbing and internalizing the affirmation inherent in the chant.

Click here for more details.

Kirtan with Leeds Davis

Date: Friday, April 20
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

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Kirtan is a very simple and powerful way to meditate…. effortless and joyful. The music does the work for you and no one cares what you sound like. All voices merge to become one voice, creating a joyful journey through melody and rhythm toward oneness with the divine.

Leeds Davis has been a resident of Truckee for nearly 25 years and has enjoyed the beauty and spirituality of the area as well as the bountiful activities that serve as a springboard for deepening meditative practices. He is a Kriyaban with Self Realization Fellowship, which was founded by Paramahansa Yogananda nearly a century ago. Together with Yogoda Santsanga Society in India, it is the spiritual home of the teachings of Yogananda with spiritual centers in all countries of the world. He attends both the Grass Valley Meditation Group, where he conducts Sunday services, and the Reno Meditation Group.

 


The Exciting Future of For Goodness Sake

Dear FGS Friends,

As many already know, For Goodness Sake has entered a period of transition. The general mission and values of FGS will remain the same; namely, to bring greater peace, happiness and well-being to our community and to the world through all who benefit from its offerings. All FGS classes and on-going activities will continue as scheduled and the doors to FGS remain open to all who seek to nurture their spirit and explore the world from a spiritual perspective. We are also excited to share that we will continue to operate in the beautiful building in Downtown Truckee, for the foreseeable future.

The financial structure for supporting FGS and all of its activities is changing. We can all thank Dave and Margie Griswold for their extraordinary generosity over the past 14 years in creating and maintaining supporting For Goodness Sake, but they are now relinquishing their role as sole providers of our financial support. It is now our turn to step out on our own to provide this vital resource to our community. A Steering Committee of dedicated community members and supporters has been formed and is working to explore all possible means to ensure that we can create a sustainable plan for the future of FGS.

The first step in the transition process is to begin to generate the income needed to continue to offer classes at FGS. While we explore every possible source of financial support that will sustain FGS, we will begin with a sliding scale donation for each class, meditation, or group meeting of $5-20 per person with immediate effect. So please come prepared. For those who regularly attend multiple classes throughout the week, a monthly pass of $50 will allow you to attend unlimited classes. Those of you who are able to be more generous make it possible for others, who may not be able to contribute so much financially, to benefit from the FGS offerings. All are welcome at FGS, no one will ever be turned away.

You are the "life blood" of For Goodness Sake. Being a part of FGS makes life better for ourselves and others. We are all experiencing a period of intense change on all levels, personally, in our communities, and in the world. Now, more than ever, FGS can be the neutral, supportive ground where individually and collectively we explore and revitalize a way of living that is heart-centered and balanced - that not only sustains humanity but improves the quality of life for all.

There are many ways you can become an invaluable part of our transition team and help assure the future of FGS, through offering your time, wisdom, talent and financial support.

We are looking for assistance with:
1) Volunteers to person the front desk Monday-Friday and eventually Saturday taking a shift from 10-2 and 2-6.
2) General maintenance volunteers for basic cleaning and upkeep of the building with such tasks as stocking supplies, changing light bulbs, etc.
3) A Quickbooks bookkeeper.
4) A Social Media task master. FGS Newsletter, Website updating, etc.

Please contact us if you are willing to volunteer for the regular daily operations at For Goodness Sake.

Together we can ensure the continued presence of FGS in our community and beyond, making this world a better place. We are asking you to step up, share the load and help sustain FGS so we can nurture and nourish the hearts and souls of all who seek greater peace, happiness and well-being in their lives and in this world.

I would appreciate receiving any letters or emails sharing how For Goodness Sake has blessed you over the last 11 years and please be as specific as you can. These would help us to show any potential sponsors the importance of For Goodness Sake to our community.

We've appreciated the amazing support we've received from the community and those we have touched over the years and want to make sure to keep it going. So thank you all and let's all look forward to For Goodness Sake's exciting future!

Blessings and much gratitude to you all!

Andy Hill
Director


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Some Favorite Quotes:

1.  If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart

2.  Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Baptiste Massieu, translated from French

3. I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.  ~G.K. Chesterton

4.  For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

5. Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.  ~William Faulkner

6. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.  ~William Arthur Ward

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