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Update #2 from the Board of Trustees Regarding Storm Sandy

November 4, 2012

Dear Siddha Yogi,

This is the second update about what has been taking place in Shree Muktananda Ashram since Storm Sandy passed through Sullivan County, New York, on Monday October 29.

We want to share with you a few more facts about the aftermath of Storm Sandy.

The head of the Garden Department in the Ashram has counted at least 90 trees that have either fallen or been damaged in the Ashram gardens. This does not take into account any damage to the trees in the wooded areas surrounding the Ashram.

While the electrical power was fully restored to the Ashram on Friday evening, November 2, the Internet connection, which had previously been completely out of service, continues to run slowly as of today, Sunday, November 4.

Over the last thirty years the SYDA Foundation has been contacting the global Siddha Yoga sangham when calamities or natural disasters occur, to inquire about their safety.

We have discovered that Storm Sandy has affected more Siddha Yoga devotees than any similar circumstance.

Although all the devotees that the SYDA Foundation has contacted as of today are physically safe and sound, this situation continues to be challenging for them. Many devotees in the region still do not have power and they have much work to do to get their lives back to normal.

Once again, we want to thank each one of you who has been offering your prayers and blessings to those whose lives have been impacted by Storm Sandy, throughout the Caribbean and North America.

For the latest photos of the ongoing repair and recovery at Shree Muktananda Ashram, we invite you to view Photo Gallery 3, posted on the Siddha Yoga path website.

With best regards,
SYDA Foundation Board of Trustees

Update from the Board of Trustees Regarding Storm Sandy

November 3, 2012

Dear Siddha Yogi,

As most of you know, on Monday evening, October 29, 2012, all of Sullivan County, New York, where Shree Muktananda Ashram is located, lost power due to the impact of Storm Sandy.

Today we have good news about Shree Muktananda Ashram. Yesterday evening,
November 2, at 9:30 p.m., electrical power was restored! All the sevites in
Shree Muktananda Ashram applauded enthusiastically. Sevites appreciated having the power back on, both for personal comfort and to carry out the work of the
SYDA Foundation.

We extend our thanks to the many power companies that came to Sullivan County from different parts of the USA and Canada, to help restore power to the area. The Canadian company that finally restored power to Shree Muktananda Ashram is from a town in the province of New Brunswick called Blissfield!

There is a tremendous amount of clean-up left to do throughout Sullivan County and on the Ashram grounds. Many dedicated organizations—both government and non-government—and countless volunteers are supporting the clean-up and relief work.

We also want to share with you that throughout the storm the Siddha Yoga Ashram in Manhattan, New York, retained all electrical power and telephone service has been restored after being out for one week. The Siddha Yoga Ashram in Boston, Massachusetts, lost power for only two hours on Tuesday, October 30. The Siddha Yoga Sadhana Retreat in Boston entitled Experience the Light of the Self continued as scheduled.

We invite you to view Photo Gallery 2, posted last night on the Siddha Yoga path website. The gallery gives you a picture of what has been happening in Shree Muktananda Ashram during this time.

We thank all of you who have been offering your blessings and prayers for everyone affected by Storm Sandy in North America and the Caribbean. Your offerings are much appreciated by many grateful hearts.

With best regards,
SYDA Foundation Board of Trustees


Letter from the Board of Trustees Regarding Storm Sandy

October 30, 2012

Dear Siddha Yogi,

Beginning on Wednesday, October 24, 2012, Hurricane Sandy impacted Haiti, Jamaica, and Cuba. On Monday, October 29, Sandy began affecting the eastern coast of North America from the state of Georgia in the United States to Ontario, Canada. The storm is causing extensive damage due to flooding, high winds, fires, and downed trees.

SYDA Foundation leadership is in contact with the Siddha Yoga sangham in the regions affected by the storm. Everyone is safe and unharmed in Shree Muktananda Ashram, as well as in the Siddha Yoga Ashrams in Manhattan, New York and Boston, Massachusetts.

We will continue to keep you updated via postings on the Siddha Yoga path website.

Please join us in offering prayers and blessings to everyone affected by this storm.

With best regards,
SYDA Foundation Board of Trustees