September 2019: Hurricane Dorian Update
[updated Sept 5, 3:41pm)
Om Namah Sivaya
WE ARE OPEN. WELCOME.
Our prayers are with the people of the Bahamas and all of those suffering as a result of Hurricane Dorian. The ashram staff are safe and the buildings and grounds have sustained no damage. Thankfully, New Providence, Nassau, and Paradise Island were not in the direct path of the storm, and hurricane preparation and evacuation protocols were in place.
We are grateful for the enormous outpouring of messages and concern.
The ashram is open to guests with our full program beginning Friday, Sept 6. The Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau is fully operational, though we recommend confirming your flight with your airline. (Visit their website.)
While our island was not impacted, several islands in northwestern Bahamas, including Abaco and Grand Bahama, have suffered terrible damage, and our neighbors need our help.
Also please see this FastCompany post: 7 Ways to Help Hurricane Dorian Victims in the Bahamas.
The ashram will also be holding a benefit concert with renowned Bahamian musicians Paul and Tanya Hanna on Friday September 13th to raise money for the ongoing relief efforts for the people on our sister islands. Find out more.
Another way to contribute to the Bahamas and support the ashram’s well-being right now is to make plans to visit. Local business always suffer after a natural disaster.
Om Shanti, Om Peace.