Let’s Meditate – Neighbourhood Small Grants at work in Oceanside communities

A few times a year, Parksville-Qualicum Foundation offers the Neighbourhood Small Grants (NSG) program, enabling individuals to apply for up to $500 for projects that share skills, talents, and helps to improve the local community in some way.

In 2021, Let’s Meditate received a $500 grant, which helped them to promote free online meditation classes. Here is their message to the Foundation on the positive impacts of NSG:

A big thank you to the Community Foundation for rewarding us a Neighbourhood Small Grant; we used it for advertising. It was the first time we were able to offer our free meditation classes virtually via zoom. To begin with, it was a challenging learning experience, but in the end we managed it. As an added bonus, we could extend our classes beyond our local community and connect with people from all over Vancouver Island. What helped us put the word out was our advertising budget (thank you!) that was spent on promoting our virtual classes on Meetup, Facebook and other avenues. Now we are finally back to in-person meditation classes, but we still keep offering the occasional online event.”

About Let’s Meditate: Sahaja Yoga Meditation

Sahaja Yoga Meditation has been around the world since 1970 and is always taught free. Let’s Meditate instructors, Allan and Inge, have been meditating since 1983 and teaching in BC since 1987.

The simple and effective techniques of Sahaja Yoga Meditation allow individuals to master stress and achieve balance in every aspect of life. Ancient knowledge and practices have been adapted by Shri Mataji Nirmala Srivastava (1923 – 2011) to modern day needs of people from all walks of life. Before Shri Mataji embarked on her journey as a spiritual teacher, she was a freedom fighter in India’s Independence Movement and spent time with Mahatma Gandhi.

If you’re interested in participating in free meditation classes to master stress and find more life balance, connect with Let’s Meditate:

Website: https://www.meetup.com/freemeditation-vancouverisland
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sahaja-Yoga-Vancouver-Island
Ph: 250-954-5040
Email: [email protected]

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