Service Projects and Outreach
From 2016 to current, EMC has designated the following organizations for on-going financial and service support through donations of time, goods, money and the deepest aspiration to be of service and benefit to those in need:
Stand Up for Kids, Oceanside - an organization committed to helping homeless youth. (see below) EMC regularly contributes hot meals, clothing, hygiene items, gift cards and other requested needs on a every other month basis and as needed. Our next meal offering will be on Tuesday, JUNE . Please contact Barbara Klasic at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to contribute and help. See below for more info.
Bishwa Seva - The Bishwa Seva Foundation is a US based non-profit that was founded in 2009 in Oceanside by then 25-year-old Deep Deoja and friends to support the schooling of orphans and disadvantaged students in Panuati, Nepal. Deep was born in Kathmandu, Nepal and is now a US citizen. Deep’s heart is filled with compassion for the children of the world and in particular, the children of Nepal. “Bishwa Seva” means to serve the world. Initially the students were supported only from the proceeds of the Deep Sound Meditation, but the needs quickly outgrew the fund-raising capacity of the Deep Sound Meditation. Today, 80% of the funds to support the students comes from sponsors, like the Encinitas Mindfulness Community. The students are deeply grateful for your care and support. Through your generosity, these students and our special student, Milan-age 7 are offered the possibilities for a greater life through education, uniforms, daily meals and the aspiration to make a contribution to the world for the better. We thank you for your ongoing financial contributions that make our support of Milan and Bishwa Seva possible.
EMC sangha members will be making an important pilgrimage and visit to Nepal and India in Feb/March, 2020. We will be traveling to the school in Panuati, Nepal that Bishwa Seva supports, visiting the students and families there to see how we can continue and expand our support. If you are interested in making this journey with us and/or getting more information, please contact Diana Shimkus at: email@example.com
Bishwa Seva Contact: Judy Means; Judymeans@aol.com
Upcoming Deep Sound Meditations
Monday, 07/15/19 at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living @ 6:30 pm; $25
The Community Resource Center - whose mission is to provide families in need and victims of domestic violence with safety, stability and a path to self-sufficiency. Click here to learn more about Community Resource Center, Encinitas.
EMC takes great privilege in supporting and contributing to the benefit Stand Up for Kids in Oceanside. SUFK provides food, clothing and assistance to homeless youth and young adults in need of help. SUFK's main focus is on prevention, providing an array of resources and services to help homeless youth on their journey to self -sufficient adulthood.
All items for
Donations are being collected quarterly.
Collection location is at our current Sangha space: Soul of Yoga 627 N. Encinitas Blvd. Encinitas, CA 92024 on TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS.
Drop your donations on designated days or contact: Gregory McBain at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINTER Donation Requests - We are currently collecting winter items for a Feb. 2019 delivery.
Gently used Sleeping Bags, tarps, pads and tents
Non-perishable high protein foods (can of tuna, granola, protein bars)
Men's White Tube Socks, Men's boxers (new)
Winter jackets, Hoodies, beanies, long t-shirts
Women's underwear sizes 5-12)
Travel size Toiletries (sunblock, toothpaste, toothbrush, women’s hygiene products)
$5-25 Gift Cards (Target, Wal-Mart, 7-11)
$5-10 food cards (McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy's, KFC, Subway
Leap to Success
EMC has joined with Leap to Success, a women's empowerment and leadership training program to offer courageous and inspiring women who are working diligently to rebuild their lives, the opportunity to experience mindfulness practices in a one-day mindfulness retreat held each year since AUGUST, 2017 at Questhaven Retreat Center. EMC and Diana Shimkus will offer this program to Leap's participants and staff again in the summer of 2019. We look forward to this collaboration. EMC board, sangha members and volunteers benefit from mindful/heartful practice together with the ladies of Leap to Success. Click here to learn more about Leap to Success.