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Benefit Goal: $8,000

Some Statistics for 2010:
Babaji & volunteers expect to give 54 classes at 5 prisons.
Teaching time: over 130 hours
Travel time: over 148 hours
Class size varies but each class has 8 to 15 students.
Throughout the year there are about 55 active students.
Babaji corresponds with prison students each week via U.S. mail.

SRV presently offers Vedanta at:
Oregon State Penitentiary (OSP), Salem
Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (CCCF), Wilsonville
Two Rivers Correctional Institute (TRCI), Umatilla
Deer Ridge Correctional Institute (DRCI), Madras
Warner Creek Correctional Facility (WCCF), Lakeview

Proceeds will help us:
Provide over 50 classes for over 50 students
Provide private meetings with prison students for spiritual guidance
Establish and enhance Vedanta libraries at 5 – 6 prisons
Provide spiritual books to indigent students
Distribute Nectar of Nondual Truth, an interfaith journal, to prison students and libraries
Correspond with prison students via U.S. mail
Train qualified volunteers
Make possible the intangibles: hope, trust, faith, spiritual self-effort, resolve to attain noble goals, purification of mind

SRV Prison Ministry

Your donations support the teaching of Vedanta and Yoga to men and women in Oregon’s prisons.






Event Details

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Bella Gioia, Exquisite Regional Italian Cuisine in the Pearl District
1134 NW Everett St., Portland, OR

4:00pm to 7:30pm

$50 per person, $200 table of four, $300 table of six

SRV Associations, 503-774-2410,

Schedule  (times may vary)

Free Public Portion
4:00 – 4:45 pm
Information tables with representatives of prison ministry, community groups, documentaries, a silent auction, raffle & live music.

4:45 – 5:45 pm
Guest Speakers:
Babaji Bob Kindler: True Freedom
Spiritual Director, SRV Associations

Emily Brault: Unique Benefits of Spiritual Programs
Chaplain, Department of Corrections, CCCF (women’s prison)

Harry Olsen: Spirituality and Transformation
Founder, PHOENIX Rising Transitions

Chris Dailey: Importance of Religious Programming for Inmates

Personal reflections by those who have served time in prison.

5:45 – 6:00 pm
Silent Auction Winner announcements

For Ticket Holders
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Regional Italian full-course vegetarian dinner and live music. First 40 dinner attendees receive a pass to Columbia Sportswear employee store!

7:00 – 7:30 pm
Raffle Winner Announcements & closing