YUBA CITY, CALIFORNIA, August 25, 2020 (Temple of the Divine Mother, Inc., by Swami Satyananda Saraswati): This year 2020 has been the most challenging year I think any of us have ever experienced – from the Covid-19 pandemic, to rioting in the streets, and now to the California wildfires. Tragedy struck over the weekend and yesterday we found that our Napa Temple and Ashram property has been completely destroyed by the LNU Lightning Complex fire. The Temple, Dharmashalla, Kitchen and Shree Maa’s house and all of the outbuildings burned completely to the ground. Part of my office survived, but all the utility, water, and sewer lines were destroyed making the Napa property completely uninhabitable. Some of the residents who were staying on the property were evacuated with only the clothes on their backs. Offerings help for them can be sent to the Devi Mandir, http://www.shreemaa.org/sponsor/.
While each of us will experience this sadness in our own way, I want to encourage you to look for the positive as well. Please find in this the inspiration to move forward with Shree Maa and me and our entire Devi Mandir Family into a new beginning, which shares the love and wisdom of the Gurus; a new beginning that focuses on sadhana; a new beginning that reaches beyond the four walls of where you live and into the global community through the application of digital solutions for our sharing.